Electric Bike Winter Maintenance Guide!
Jan 04, 2023
The weather is getting colder and colder, presumably many friends are still rain or shine, and can't bear to close the car. If a worker wants to do a good job, he must first sharpen his tools. Electric bicycles can be said to be sports machines. To make this machine exert its maximum power, you must pay attention to the maintenance of your car when riding in winter. A comprehensive inspection of your car after leaving the car can not only prolong the service life of the car. It can eliminate many hidden dangers and improve safety! Let's take a look at the winter maintenance guide for electric bikes!
Maintenance description and purpose of each part of the bicycle:
Maintenance description: Check whether the bearings at the upper and lower ends of the head tube can be used normally, clean and oil the bearings.
Maintenance purpose: to clean the dust and sludge of the bearings in the head tube, to prevent bearing damage, rust and abnormal noise.
Maintenance description: Check whether the center shaft can be used normally, clean and oil the bearings.
Maintenance purpose: to clean the dust and sludge in the bottom bracket and bottom bracket to prevent damage, rust and abnormal noise of the bottom bracket.
3. Wheel front and rear hubs
Maintenance description: Check whether the hub can be used normally, clean and oil the balls in the hub.
Maintenance purpose: Check whether the hub can be used normally, clean and oil the balls in the hub.
4. Wheel set adjustment (front and rear wheels)
Maintenance description: Put the wheel set on the ring adjustment table to check whether it is deflected, and adjust it according to the situation (Nalong)
Maintenance purpose: to reduce the deflection of the wheel set to make the handling better.
5. Transmission system (front and rear derailleurs, flywheels, chains, cranksets)
Maintenance description: Check the transmission system: whether the front and rear derailleurs, flywheels, chains, and chainrings can be used normally, clean the dust and sludge, replace with new oil, and adjust the gear.
Maintenance purpose: reduce excessive wear caused by sludge and other sundries, and prolong the service life of flywheel and chain.
Care Description: Clean the body and remove stains.
Maintenance purpose: reduce and prevent oxidation caused by sundries.
The Electric bike maintenance processStep 1: Clean the Dirt
If the body is not very dirty, just wipe it with a damp soft cloth; if there are many mud spots, you can wash it with a water hose. It should be noted that the pressure of the water column should not be too high. At the same time, the rotating parts such as triaxial and headset cannot be washed directly with water. A toothbrush can be used for places that cannot be wiped by a rag, and the upper tube of the front fork should also be removed with a toothbrush to avoid scratches during shock absorbers. Both the rim and the brakes need to be cleaned to remove the impurities embedded in the brakes and reduce unnecessary wear and tear. Brakes and shift cables should also be wiped clean. If there is a lot of mud and sand, the wire tube can be removed and the internal chain can be cleaned with the spray pressure of the anti-rust agent. The most dust-absorbing place on the whole car, wipe off the stains with a rag. If it is very dirty, you can use an anti-rust agent to clean it. Remember to dry the chain after completion to facilitate subsequent chain oiling.
Step 2: Lubricate
Brake and shifting line pipes need to be re-oiled after cleaning, and grease lubricating oil with weak fluidity is suitable for use on the line pipes. The chain is an important part of the transmission, and it also has high requirements for oiling. Generally, 5-6 drops can be added at a time. After adding, let the chain fully rotate, and at the same time bring lubricating oil to each tooth piece, and dry the chain with a rag after adding. After cleaning the upper tube of the front fork, special lubricating oil should be used to keep the front fork moving smoothly in winter.
Step 3: Prevent Rust
After riding, it is recommended to apply some anti-rust agent to the various screws and transfer points on the bicycle. Firstly, it is anti-rust, and secondly, it is also good for future disassembly.