Bike Care – Alternative Methods of Supporting Your Bike

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Jason from Revolution Cycles discusses some of the alternate methods of supporting your bike while you work on it.

    Revolution Cycles

    Revolution Cycles was originally established in Georgetown in 1997, and has since expanded to bring the owners’ more than 40 years of experience to three additional locations in the Washington, DC metropolitan region: First to the heart of Clarendon, and eventually arriving in Rockville, MD and Stafford, VA. Our customers come from all aspects of the cycling community, from children getting their first two-wheeler to the racer looking to upgrade; from couples considering their first new bike since college to the hard-working courier in need of a quick fix. Our customers are the backbone of our business and we appreciate the confidence they place in us to provide them with an outstanding experience. Our commitment to service and excellence has resulted, among numerous other awards, in our being named one of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News’ Top 100 Bicycle Dealer each year since the award’s inception in 2004. We are also honored to be the official bike shop for maintaining and acquiring bicycling equipment for the US Secret Service -- including the White House, Naval Observatory and Foreign Mission divisions. We provide the same services for several other law enforcement agencies including the US Capitol Police, The National Institute of Health, US Mint Police, George Washington University Police, sections of the National Park Service, and several local Washington metropolitan area police agencies. Thank you for your support and for giving us the opportunity to earn your business. Please check out our website for more information regarding the products we carry and our locations.

    Jason: Hi! My name is Jason from Revolution Cycles.

    Now, I am going to be showing you some alternative methods for holding your bike while you are working on it.

    One of the methods, if you dont have anything, is just to turn the bicycle upside down and work on it like that. You can work on your drivetrain, work on your wheels, lubricate your chain, lubricate your drivetrain, you pretty much do anything while the bikes upside down. If you prefer the bike to be standing upright while you work on it, there are a couple of methods that most shops have; this one in particular is similar to a kickstand but its removable. What it allows you to do is work on your bike; it gets the rear wheel off the ground and allows you to work on removing wheels or working on your drivetrain.

    I am going to show how to use this; this just sits under the bottom bracket of the bicycle, and like I said, looks just like a kickstand, holds the bike upright, so now you can perform any maintenance on the rear of the bicycle like lubricating, removing a wheel, working on your brakes, etcetera. Its an alternative method to get the bike up, so you can work on it conveniently, if you dont have access to a professional stand or any kind of bike stand.