Maintenance is basically limited to inflating and cleaning tires. For technical problems, call in an expert or do it yourself where possible. You can always call or email us.
Why inflate tires?
An inner tube always lets some air through. That is why you usually have to pump some air into the tires every 3 to 4 weeks. A little air can make a big difference. If your bike feels like you're constantly riding against the wind, chances are you're riding with insufficient tire pressure. Fortunately, this can be remedied in no time! Once your tires are properly inflated, your bike will feel like new – promise! This ensures much less resistance while cycling. You will also like the other advantages of this: with the right air pressure your tires wear less quickly, you have less chance of a flat tire and you are safer on the road. With the NkdBike that is 2.8 to 4.5 bar for summer and winter respectively. You can determine exactly that with a bicycle pump with pressure gauge. Without a pressure gauge you would have to do that by feel.
Brine & snow
If snow remains due to frost and brine has been heavily sprinkled, it is wise to clean your bike after every bike ride. Because it extends the life of your bicycle and because it is safer. If you do not do this, dirt, water and especially brine will affect the metal parts. And rust quickly leads to defects. Like a brake cable that will rust and break. A nightmare.
Rinsing is best with a sponge and plenty of water. Use cold water for this during brine time. In warm water, brine dissolves and penetrates even deeper into the parts with the water. With a sponge - and even a toothbrush for the hard-to-reach places - and soapy water from washing up liquid or car shampoo, you can then clean all parts a little more thoroughly. The belt requires much less maintenance than a metal chain. Clean with a sponge, no greasing necessary. In the warmer parts of the year you can use a garden hose for rinsing, but never use a pressure washer. As a result, water gets into parts where you don't want water. Such as the bearings of your gear hub or bottom bracket. Because the NkdBike has no cables, maintenance (grease, oil) is not necessary.