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Money saving bike tips

See the last post on here was 1 yr ago.
Times are hard; recession, home bills increasing etc - how about some money saving Bike tips. I've kept a list of all i've bought for the Blade since I got it, tyres, extras etc. adds up to quite alot over the last 4 years!
So my bike tip today is: Buy tyres that suit your road riding and last longer - I recommend Michelin Pilot Road 2ct the rear lasts me 8000 miles thats twice as far than the Pilot Power's I was using.
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Re: Money saving bike tips

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See the last post on here was 1 yr ago.
Times are hard; recession, home bills increasing etc - how about some money saving Bike tips. I've kept a list of all i've bought for the Blade since I got it, tyres, extras etc. adds up to quite alot over the last 4 years!
So my bike tip today is: Buy tyres that suit your road riding and last longer - I recommend Michelin Pilot Road 2ct the rear lasts me 8000 miles thats twice as far than the Pilot Power's I was using.

Bikes are an expensive luxury so it's more important to save money elsewhere so I have more to spend on my riding. The more mileage you can do each year, the lower the dollar per mile is :-)

Race takeoff tyres are a really good way to save money, cheap and still have almost their full road mileage left in them.

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Re: Money saving bike tips

Don't do anything cheap lol thats a golden rule as a mechanic as it can cost more later. Do things right. Check tire temps regularly so you don't wear them down soo fast. Keep that chain clean and think about the conditions you ride in. Maybe a smaller bike if money is tight and you have to. Leave you some extra money for the roof over your head.
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Re: Money saving bike tips

I agree BR.. Race takeoffs are the best way to go, just dont do much highway riding on them haha.

Also, as he said, they are a luxury. They arent needed, and you can get cars that get better milage and all around are cheaper to run.

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