Of course we hope you won’t have any mechanical breakdowns when you rent a bike on Maui. However, as every cyclist knows, bike flats and chain drops are a fact of life! If you do any amount of bike riding, you already accept flats as all in a ‘days ride’. Still, if you encounter a flat while you are riding on Maui, we thought you would want to know how to fix a flat. Since Specialized did such a great job of producing these bike repair videos, we’ll share here so you'll get back to your Maui cycling vacation faster:
How to Repair a Bike Flat demonstrated in this 4:35 minute bike repair video:
Even the best riders can execute a poor change of gears when climbing a hill or not getting into the right gear before a long downhill (like the Haleakala bike ride). So you'll know what to do in the unlikely event you drop a bike chain during your Maui cycling vacation, watch this short, just over a minute, bike repair video demonstrating three methods of How to Fix a Dropped Chain (no oily hands necessary on the first two methods!):
Of course, all of our Maui bike rentals are lubricated before and after each bicycle rental. But, if you rent a bike for a few days or a week and do a decent amount of riding each day or if you are mountain biking on Maui, you'll want to lubricate your chain without needing to return to the West Maui Cycles bike shop. Before you head out, ask us what type of chain lubricant your rental bike requires, and we'll set you with a small amount you'll need for your bike riding vacation on Maui. First, watch this short 1:27 minute video so you'll know How to Lubricate a Bike Chain:
Ready to plan a Maui cycling vacation and reserve a high performance road bike rental such as the Specialized Roubaix or a Specialized 29'er Hardtail mountain bike rental? Even if you are just looking for a cruiser bike to enjoy exploring Lahaina or west Maui, head over to the only Lahaina bike shop, West Maui Cycles to pick up a Maui rental bike.
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