Bicycle Accessories We Can't Live Without
August 05, 2022
You have tons of bicycle accessories on your checklist. Some of which you have came to know from a friend, from a fellow cyclist, or upon reading articles about cycling. So far, which of the accessories are already in your arsenal? Helmet? Check. Anti-fall elbow pads and knee pads? Check. Cycling clothes? You have recently bought three pairs. Bike lights? You got a powerful headlight and tail light upon a friend's recommendation. Mini pump? You have already attached it next to the water bottle. The list does not end here, apparently. The more you dive deeper into cycling, the list of accessories will grow as there are infinite kinds that specifically cater to a particular need. But, sometimes, we tend to overlook the need to secure our bicycles. Practically speaking, we are not on our bikes 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The bicycles are often left unattended in one corner of the house. Some are left on the porch or the patio. Others are left leaning on the garage walls. Ultimately, the bicycles are subjected to changing temperatures and moisture build-up. Bikes left standing may cause deterioration of the bicycle mechanics and external damage. And if we want to cycle to destinations but do not want to cycle on our way there, we transport our bikes on our cars. It could mean having them lay down on the pickup truck's cargo bed, which may also result in damages, especially if the roads going to the bike location are rough and the storage is not secured. It would be less of a concern if you own folding bikes. If not, then prepare yourself to be dismayed.