Riding a bike is an invigorating experience. For many people, it’s a hobby that brings joy to their lives on weekends and vacations. For others, it’s a primary mode of transportation and an indispensable part of their life. Unfortunately, as with any vehicle, no matter how you use it, if you have a bike, you’re going to need bicycle repair at some point.
It’s a good idea to know at least the basics of bike repair to be able to handle minor issues with your bicycle. But there are many repairs and maintenance issues that require an experienced professional to handle. Before you try to take on bike repair yourself, here are some reasons why you should consider whether it might be best to call a professional first—and why mobile bike repair can be such an incredible convenience.
So, you watched a YouTube video on fixing bicycle brakes, and now you feel confident you can handle the job yourself. It’s good to feel empowered, and you may very well be fully capable of doing the job on your own, but the risk may outweigh the reward in some cases.
While it can be fun to work on your own bike and learn more about how it works, there are some things that might be best left to professionals. Important safety features like brakes, gears and structural issues are examples of this. You may save a little money doing it yourself, but if it’s not done right, you may risk serious injury down the road.
In addition to the experience and knowledge a professional will possess, they will also have the right tools for any and all bike repairs they may come across. Whether it’s a major issue or a regular maintenance session, having the right tools makes every job go more smoothly.
When considering bike repair, ask yourself this: “Do I want to buy a bunch of specialized tools for this? Will I need to use these tools regularly enough to warrant buying and storing them?” In addition to specialized tools, proper bike repair and maintenance requires a workspace. That means you’ll also need a stand that allows your bike to be lifted off the ground at a convenient height. A proper bicycle repair workstation can easily run upwards of $1,000 to put together.
Even the most patient riders can run out of patience when attempting to repair a bicycle. Some bikes have complex systems that seem simple on the surface but can be much more involved once you get into them. A simple maintenance issue may require taking three or four parts off to get to a certain spot—and that can mean hours of time and exacting, steady-handed adjustments.
When you need experienced and prompt bike repair and maintenance, reach out to Bicycle Doctor House Calls today. With our mobile service, we can come work on your bike anywhere—we might just be your guardian angel in the bicycle business. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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