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Pre-Ride Safety Checks for High-End Bicycles


The League of American Bicyclists preaches the ABC QuickCheck via Traffic Skills 101 and other bicycle ed programs. It’s a great check-through that applies to nearly every kind of bicycle on the market.

Bicycling magazine has a series of maintenance videos, and created a video of a pre-ride safety check I found interesting. It’s a little more thorough, and it’s being executed against a fairly high-end bike. Some of the issues to check for end up being different on high-end bikes, thanks to issues like the fancy wheels, frame materials, etc.

Check it out:

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Author: julie

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations.

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