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Wilmington, NC 28403

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Saturday 10-5

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KNOWLEDGE

 
 

There is no need to be intimidated when shopping for a new bike. Sure, the choices are enough to leave your head spinning. But if you follow a few basic steps, bike shopping can be almost as fun as that first Saturday morning ride.

1. Decide how much you want to spend on your new bike. Always figure $150 into your budget for a helmet and accessories.
 

2. Decide what type of riding you'll be doing and on which surfaces.
 

3. Study the various categories and brands of bicycles. Check out magazines and websites and talk to friends or co-workers who are cycling enthusiasts.
 

4. Visit a few stores. Look for salespeople who'll spend some time answering your questions and making suggestions.
 

5. Choose a frame and components that you think will fit your needs.
 

6. Ask to be measured for proper bike size. Fit is extremely important.
 

7. Take a test ride.
 

8. Develop a relationship with the shop. Get to know the service staff that'll be helping you when you return for tune-ups and repairs.

BIKE SHOPPING BASICS

Items you just plain need

helmet

floor pump (with gauge or separate air gauge)

chain lube

water bottle and cage
 

Safety and Security

lock

gloves

head and tail light

mirror
 

Flat tire prevention/protection

Slime (tube sealant)

tire liners

thorn resistant tubes (thicker than normal)

Accessories for fixing a flat tire during a bike ride

seat bag

mini hand pump or CO2 inflator

spare tube

tire levers

patch kit
 

Comfort on bike rides 30 minutes or longer

cycling shorts (padded shorts)

cycling shoes

cycling shirt

cycling gloves
 

Fun accessories

speedometer

rack

basket

bell, horn, streamers

TWD ACCESSORY LIST