Today we will hear from Brian Hannon, the owner / mechanic at Boulder Bicycle Works, which just happens to be my favorite bike maintenance and repair shop. I’ve been a customer of Brian’s for several years now; I have learned to respect his deep knowledge of bikes and come to lean on him more and more. Of course Brian is a very knowledgeable and capable bike guy, but it turns out his cycling roots go back a long way and cover big chunks of the globe. I shouldn’t have been so surprised but I was, and I bet you’ll be amazed as well.
We asked Brian to join us on Wise Athletes to share his wisdom about bike maintenance. I have often found the watch-like nature of today’s high-end bikes to be frustrating when I wasn’t just simply amazed at how awesome these machines can be. Brian reveals the low hanging fruit / the stuff that even I can manage to do to keep my bike working well and safely without spending a lot of money. Listen in as we hear Brian’s story and benefit from his wisdom.
As always, Glen and I hope you find this information helpful in your quest to become a wise athlete.
Brian’s recommended products:
(1) Rohloff Caliber 2 chain wear indicator. This tool will last a lifetime, is quick and easy to use and instantly shows how much wear you have on your chain.
(2) Park Tool ATD-1.2 adjustable Torque Driver. This is great for home use. Will do the common toque specs for stem/bar fasteners and includes all the common bits.
(3) Squirt Lube (wax based dry lube). For petroleum based dry lubes I like Rock-N-Roll Absolute Dry.
2886 Bluff St.Boulder, CO 80301