Safety check before setting off on your bicycle:-
- When applying the brakes, do they stop the bicycle when its pushed forwards and backwards?
- Wheels, are they secure, spin freely?
- Tyres, correct pressure, any foreign objects or cuts?
- Handle bars, brake levers and headset all secure?
- Pedals spin freely?
- Bottom bracket and cranks no sideways movement ?
These simple checks don't take long and can make you aware of any gradual deterioration in the performance of your bicycle.