5 Ways To Improve Your Bike

August 21, 2015

Everyone who lives on Nantucket knows just how much we value the opportunity to ride our bikes. This is a biking town and we are proud of it. Let's take a look at a few tips to spruce up our rides for the upcoming cycling season.

Add A Compass

Install a small compass to your bike's handlebars to get a general idea of where you’re going at all times. It is much easier to use a compass than it is to pull out your smartphone while riding amidst traffic. A compass will prove to be especially beneficial to those who take long rides far away from home.

Incorporate A Mirror

Far too many people go cycling without a mirror. If you already have a mirror installed on your bike, make sure the original mounts fit well so you do not have to worry about constantly readjusting the mirror. Ideally, at least one mirror will be attached to the bike's handlebars at a precise angle that maximizes your vision.

An Invisible Fix

Instead of using glue or tape to secure your bike's handlebars and other problem areas, use sugru instead. This invisible sticky material is perfect for those fixes that you don't want anyone to see. You can even mix sugru to create your own color that best matches your bike.

Boost Your Pedaling Power

Invest in some toe clips for your bike to pedal more efficiently. Try out a less expensive pair first to determine whether you want to invest in a fancier pair later.

Brake Pads

One of the best upgrades for your bike is a new set of brake pads. This will be especially helpful for an older bike. New brake pads combined with a clean braking surface will significantly boost your bike's stopping power.

If you are looking for some extra space to store your belongings, including your bike and biking gear, Nantucket Self Storage is here for you. Our facilities will keep your possessions guarded from the inclement weather year round for the ultimate in protection. Each storage space is temperature controlled to maintain the highest quality conditions. Allow us to provide you with the peace of mind that you deserve when it comes to protecting your possessions. Contact us to learn more about our storage units today.


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