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Many people are looking for alternative ways to exercise during the coronavirus pandemic, especially because self-isolation means hitting the gym is often no longer an option. This is driving people and families to break out the old bicycle from temporary storage—cycling is a great way to exercise in solitude. Others might turn to riding their bicycle for commuting or running errands to avoid public transportation.
While cycling is a great solution for all these situations, it’s important to make sure your old steed is mechanically safe before you take it out on the road or local bike trails. This is especially critical if you’re hopping onto a bicycle that has been sitting unused in the garage or basement for a couple of years or longer.
Like most mechanical devices, bicycles need care and maintenance to work properly. “There is