ANDREW DODD SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON WHAT ARE THE 5 MISTAKES TO AVOID WITH MOUNTAIN BIKE
Mountain biking can be costly kind of sport. As a rider, giving your mountain bike a maintenance should be your primary concern. With the proper maintenance, your bike will last longer and minimize your risk of injury. There are five ways to consider to avoid mistakes with mountain bike. First of all is the closed brake pads. The reason for this is that the bike was at the back of the car that means that the brake will going to push together so you’re going to do is leverage them apart by using the park tools pp 1.2 to push pads apart but remember this tool must be clean and free from oil and grease. If you don’t have enough tools, just use the simple flat-head screwdriver. Second is the sticky axle fiddling. Sometimes when you’re about to connect the wheels into the bike frame, they are a bit sticky and they don’t line up together, what will you do is to simply apply some spray lube to those moving parts like on the axle just enough grease or lube to help it pass through.
“No matter how good you are maintaining your bike or even how often you do it occasionally we’re still going to make mistakes in working on your bike and all too often they become exposed when you head out riding.” – Andrew Dodd
Doddy demonstrate on how he fix the sticky axle fiddling at 4:58.
The third is the pedal swap confusion. In order to avoid this mistake, use your weight as advantage by putting the bike rubber side down and stand over the bike then put the allen key into the back of the pedal and simply lean down on it so you can hold the opposite craig and undo that pillar nicely. Fourth is the over sprayed lube. You have to make sure that you spend a bit lube on your chain before riding your bike but never over spray it because the oil might contact with rear disc rotor and it would pollute those pads then your brakes will not work. If you’re going to spray lube, protect first the disc brakes and rims by putting shop towel. Don’t forget to clean the excess lube to protect from too much dirt and grime. And lastly, damaged valve core which causes too much pumping on tires. If this mistake occur, have yourself a valve core remover. And always to consider to keep your valve core tight
Andrew Dodd implies the shop towel to protect the rims while spraying lube into the chain at 9:15.
“It’s important to make sure that you have your specific lever in a correct orientation if for example use in a rocker shocks Maxwell and that front lever is facing forwards, it probably won’t be secured correctly which means it could come undone and be probably worse.” – Andrew Dodd
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