If you are planning a move or traveling for an extended period of time then t is important that you properly store your bicycle to prevent rust and deterioration that may occur while you are away. Whether you place your bicycle in your garage or your self-storage unit, you should follow the tips below to ensure it is in the same condition when you return.
- Clean and Check the Bicycle Frame
One of the first things you need to do is clean your bicycle’s frame. This means you should wash it down and ensure that there is no dirt or mud stuck on it as this can chip the paint. Once the bike is washed off, make sure to dry it very well and ensure there is no water left in it. To do this, you should remove the seat and tip the bike upside down to remove any water that may have leaked inside.
If you do not ensure that the bike is dried off and free from water, then the water will lead to rust and this leads to severe frame damage.