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DIY vs. Professional Servicing: Which Is Best For Your Bike?

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

If you own a bicycle, you should know at least a little about how to maintain and repair it. However, many people prefer to take their bike to a servicing centre to have it checked and repaired. Which is the better choice? That really depends on how seriously you take your cycling and what your interests are.

Man servicing a bicycle

DIY Bicycle Repairs

Everyone with a bicycle should know how to fix a chain on their bike and how to replace a tyre or repair it. However, if you’re going for professional cycling, it’s best to know everything about your bicycle so you can repair it on the road, when you’re in the middle of a race, or anywhere else.

Bicycles are not super complex, but they do require precision as you work on them. If you don’t tighten things just so, you’ll notice the difference when you’re riding. However, knowing what is going on and how it all works together will allow you to adjust on the go. If you take the bike out of the workshop and need an adjustment but trust others to always handle this for you, it will be impossible to work on when there is no repair service around.

Professional Bike Services

For those who enjoy riding, but don’t have much interest in repairing their own bicycle, there are plenty of professionals who can handle this for you. They provide everything you need to ensure your bike is in good condition. This will help you if you can wait until the shop is available, but if you need help while you’re riding, it can be more difficult. You’ll still need to take the bicycle to the repair shop in most cases, so that can be rather frustrating.

On the one hand, you have a professional working on your bicycle. They are the best at what they do and can ensure your bicycle is in top working order.

Wondering whether you should take your bicycle in for repairs or not? It’s always a good idea to ensure the bicycle is in good condition from the start. Even if you plan to do any other work on it yourself, you should make a point of ensuring the bike is in excellent condition to start with.

From there, it’s up to you to decide if you are interested in learning what you need to in order to handle repairs yourself. Make sure you have the proper equipment necessary for your repairs. It’s impossible to get everything set up if you don’t have the right equipment and tools for the job. If you don’t have the right tools, you’ll definitely need to ensure you have proper repairs done.

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