As you’re preparing for you next ride, don’t forget to do the ABC Quick Check!
A IS FOR AIR
Inflate tires to the pressure listed on the side of the tire
Use a pressure gauge to insure proper pressure
Check for damage to the tire and replace if damaged
B IS FOR BRAKES
Inspect pads for wear, replace if < ¼” of pad left
Check pad adjustment, make sure they don’t rub tire
Look to see if you can fit your thumb between the brake lever handlebar when the brakes are squeezed all the way
C IS FOR CRANKS
Pull your crank away from the bike, if loose, tighten the bolt
Check your chain to see if it is free of rust and gunk
Make sure your quick releases are all closed
They should be all pointing at the back of the bike, so that they don’t get caught on anything
Once you have checked everything, take a quick ride around to make sure everything works properly before embarking on your longer ride.