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Bike Maintenance Guidelines

31 May 2024
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Bike Service  Guide

Thank you for purchasing a bike from our Romet range or considering the purchase. Romet bikes come with a two-year warranty from the date of purchase.

Here are some tips regarding the bike use. Considering them will ensure long and trouble-free operation, minimize the number of technical issues, and reduce bike operating costs.

We prepare Romet bikes before shipping/selling – the bike is assembled, gears and brakes are adjusted, etc. You receive the bike PDI’d, ready to ride if you collect it in person or it requires minimal effort if you receive it shipped. Depending on the bike you need to assembly the front wheel and/or adjust the handlebar position.

After a certain period from purchase, the bike may require small adjustments that arise from bike usage and “breaking in”. We recommend inspecting the bike after several tens of hours/30 days of use at a reputable local bike shop.

The bike chain is factory lubed what protects it from corrosion during bike storage and the first few tens/hundreds of miles – depending on weather conditions. Purchase chain oil and apply it when you hear that the chain runs louder than when you purchased the bike, and check the lubrication when riding in challenging weather conditions. Lubricating the chain significantly extends its lifespan and that of other drivetrain components.

Check the brake pad wear and brake discs regularly. The minimum thickness for Shimano rotors is 1.5 mm, for pads 0.5mm for the braking compound attached to the brake pad plate. Verifying both reduces risk of brake malfunction.

Factory Shimano brake pads are organic/resin ones: the weather conditions affect the lifespan of this type of pads.

Regularly check tire pressure and tread condition – worn out tires increase a risk of puncture and reduce grip – key issues for safety. Check tire pressure before each ride – in some cases, there is a leak called “slow puncture,” meaning minimal air loss over a longer period of time, which you may not notice during the ride, but the effect will be visible, for example, the day after.

For electric bikes, ensure correct battery charging and discharging, and familiarize yourself with the battery storage recommendations attached to the bike.

If you store the bike in the garage or shed, take out the batteries from the bike and keep them at temperatures +10/20 deg C, which protects them from discharging (check the operation instructions for lithium-ion cells). If you use the bike as a commuter and leave it outside at work, we recommend waterproof covers so the bike is not exposed to rain and snow. Remove the battery and store it in warm and dry conditions as well. Bike batteries are expensive and dedicated to specific bikes/motors, they cannot be replaced with generic batteries.

Our trekking/urban bikes come stock equipped with full mudguards.

Use mudguards on mtb/cross bikes.  They effectively protect you, your clothing, and, even if motors are sealed units, constant exposure to water/mud may affect their lifespan.

Avoid using a pressure washer to wash the bike. It is a great tool for washing cars, however, bike components are much more exposed, and their resistance to water penetration under high pressure is not as good as you think. For bike cleaning, use power wipes instead, most of them also work well for cleaning dirty hands from grease for example. For heavy grime, use regular tap water, e.g., with dishwashing liquid and a regular brush, which you can buy at DIY shops, works great for such tasks. It allows you to remove dirt from practically all corners of the bike without using jet washer.

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