If you want to lengthen the using time of your exercise bike and prevent your indoor bike from squeaking or creaking noise while pedaling, you must comply with a few laws or guidelines and conduct exercise bike maintenance once a year. Here’s what you need to learn to clean and maintain an exercise bike as well as any other fitness machines, such as a treadmill or an elliptical cross-trainer.
1) Wipe your exercise bike meticulously for every workout
After a workout session, it is necessary to clean your fitness equipment to clear away sweat from the handlebars, console, pulse sensors, and seat. You may use a little water cloth or a cleaning product like those used in the basic exercise bike cleaning kits. Make sure to wipe all of the pieces thoroughly afterward. This cleaning only takes 30 seconds, but it is very necessary to prevent sweat from leaving white marks on your handlebars and damaging your exercise bike.
Sweat includes sodium, one of the minerals that make up salt, and that’s what causes white marks on our clothing when we sweat a lot. That’s why it’s important to wipe the handlebars and clear away sweat from your exercise bike carefully every time to prevent this.
2) Maintain your exercise bike yearly
The maintenance of an exercise bike or any other workout machine, whether an elliptical cross trainer or a treadmill, must be carried out regularly, i.e. one time each year, to improve the lifespan of the exercise bike and to avoid the occurrence of friction or squeaking noise from the pedals, wheels, and internal bearings.
Here are the following steps to be taken when doing the annual maintenance of your home exercise bike:
- Check the seals and bearings and, if necessary, lubricate them (use a generic lubricant).
- Check out the belt
- Check the brake system
- Test the tightness of the screw
- Apply a practical examination
Maintenance is appropriate once a year. However, if you hear squeaking or friction noises while pedaling, do not wait for the next annual repair, but shortly lubricate the bearings and seals. Likewise, if you find that your exercise bike is not stable, change it using the wheels below your exercise bike.
TIPS TO LENGTHEN THE LIFE OF YOUR HOME EXERCISE BIKE. You are advised to use the bike daily! Like any other unit, the exercise bike can degrade with time if it is not used to exercise and the bearings stay disabled for a long time. So make sure you are not lazy to ride and move your exercise bike at least once a week.
Now you know how to handle the exercise bike and how to take care of it properly to prevent it from getting broken and noisy. And no more reasons for not maintaining it daily!