Checking up customers’ mountain bikes in a shop involves several key steps:
Visual Inspection: Start with a visual inspection of the entire bike to identify any obvious issues. Look for loose or damaged parts, bent components, or signs of wear and tear.
Tire Pressure: Check the tire pressure and inflate or deflate as needed to match the manufacturer’s recommended specifications. Ensure tires are in good condition without cuts or punctures.
Brakes: Test the brakes for responsiveness and adjust brake pads if they are rubbing against the rim. Ensure brake levers are functioning correctly.
Gears and Drivetrain: Shift through all gears to ensure smooth and precise shifting. Adjust derailleurs and tighten any loose cables if necessary.
Chain and Lubrication: Check the chain for wear and lubricate it if it appears dry. Make sure it’s properly tensioned and runs smoothly through the drivetrain.
Suspension (if applicable): Inspect suspension forks and shocks for any oil leaks or damage. Adjust sag settings and rebound damping as needed.
Bearings and Bolts: Tighten any loose bolts and check for play in wheel hubs, bottom brackets, and headset. Grease or replace bearings if necessary.
Wheels and Spokes: Check for true wheels (no wobbles) and inspect the condition of spokes. Tighten any loose spokes and ensure the quick releases or thru-axles are secure.
Pedals and Crankset: Ensure pedals are tight and rotate smoothly. Check the crankset for proper alignment and secure attachment to the bottom bracket.
Frame and Frame Alignment: Examine the frame for cracks or damage. Check for proper alignment, especially after rough use or crashes.
Test Ride: Take the bike for a test ride to evaluate its handling, brakes, and shifting under real conditions.
Customer Consultation: Discuss any issues or recommended maintenance with the customer. Provide estimates for any necessary repairs or upgrades.
Final Safety Check: Verify that all components are functioning correctly and the bike is safe for use.
Price: Rs. 500 / Bike