Whether you’re cycling to work, the shops, the post office, meeting friends, or even just out for a Sunday ride, knowing how to fix and maintain your bike is important for your bicycle, as well as your own safety.
From personal experience, you’re most likely to get a puncture when you’re not carrying a pump and tyre levers with you.
Bike repair stations have all the tools you need to fix the majority of common roadside problems, and the workstation makes fixing these issues much easier.
Plus, there’s a floor pump with both Presta and Schrader valves to save your arms from a mini-pump workout.
We’ve included a simple but effective maintenance guide that can be performed on any bike repair station.
What tools are included in a bike repair station?
- Philips screwdriver
- Flat screwdriver
- Hex key set
- Tyre levers with steel core
- Adjustable spanner
- Flat wrench 8x10mm and 13x15mm
- Torx Key set (Including T25)
Using the Station
The station acts like a mechanic’s workstation – by placing the saddle of your bike between the durable rubber grips, your bike will be stable enough for you to easily navigate the bike for maintenance.
The major advantage of a workstation is it allows you to test a bike’s gears by spinning the pedals, without turning the bike upside down, or lifting the rear wheel awkwardly.
The tools are on long steel cables, so you’ll be able to get to every part of your bike with it securely in place.
Here’s a rundown of some common maintenance fixes using the M check method.
Note that if you’re unsure about any of the issues mentioned, it’s best to consult your local bike shop first. Don’t attempt to replace bearings or take apart your headset or bottom bracket unless you’ve done so previously.