The Good Old M Check

The Good Old M Check

Welcome to Simon T's second installment of useful tips and tricks relating to all matters bikey! This week I'm going to explain the process of the M check and things to be aware of which may cause problems. It only takes about 4 minutes to do, but can save you hours on a trail or potentially having a accident EQUIPMENT NEEDED….. Two arms and the ability to be able to see your hands in front of you. If you’re an older member of society, have a minor accompany you in this process to aid embarrassment. STEP 1 Starting with the back run your fingers around the wheel-making note of any loose or broken spokes and generally looking for any dinks on the rim. After checking the axle is tight hold the frame and move the wheel laterally to see if there is any play in the wheel indicating bearing damage or something as simple as the cones need tightening. STEP 2 Starting with the rear...
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