This could be a long laundry list of things I don’t understand about bikes and biking. Where to begin?
How to install water bottle and bike kit? Where do I carry the tire inflator and spare stuff? I don’t see how this fits on the bike.
What is the best way to fix a flat? I’ve only changed the tires twice. Both at home, not on the road.
How often do I need to clean my bike and oil the chain?
When do I need to replace the brake pads? Am I breaking too much going downhills?
What is a power meter and do I need one? Is a power meter the same thing as a bike computer? Do I need a bike computer? How will it help me?
How do I know what kind of brakes I have? When do I need to replace the brake lines?
Why do my brakes squeak? Should they squeak?
How often should you replace your helmet? I do know to replace after a crash. I haven’t crashed. I think my helmet is about five years old.
Got any answers for me?