08 Apr '11, 4pm

How to tune up your bike for spring [VIDEO]

Considering that at some point in our childhood past, almost all of us rode a bike, it's pretty incredible how much fear bikes can inspire in adults. There's the fear of riding in traffic -- that's probably the main one, and something I won't deal with here. There is also the fear of how to take care of the bike itself -- compounded by the fear of the all-too-common assholish guys at bike shops who ignore you or sneer at you by default when you walk in the door. But here's the beautiful thing: Bicycles are really quite simple machines. That's one of the things that makes them so glorious. And it is not hard -- really, really not hard -- to learn how to do a basic safety check on your own bike and get it ready to ride as the weather warms up. So, with the weekend coming up, I urge you to watch this totally charming and relaxing video about the ABCs of how to tune up your bi...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-04-08-the-abcs-of-tuning...

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