The second tip is to keep your chain lubricated with a good bike chain lubricant. This will keep your bike running smooth and efficient and it won’t make that squeaky ”old bike” noise! Just apply the lubricant to the chain and let it sit a few minutes before wiping off the excess lubricant with a shop rag. Eventually you will need to clean the chain with a degreaser to remove all the excess dirt that has collected on the chain. I will do a video tutorial on this soon.
Finally the last tip is to keep your tires inflated to the proper air pressure. This will keep your bike running smooth and efficient and it will prevent flats. If your tire pressure is too low your bike will be more difficult to pedal and you risk a pinch flat (when you roll over an obstacle and it causes the tube to puncture by pinching it between the tire and rim). If your tire pressure is too high it will make for a rougher ride.
As a good rule of thumb I recommend 50 psi for an e-bike that will be used for cruising around town for an average rider weight. For a lighter rider 40-45 psi and for a heavier rider 55-60 psi.
Here is a video I did on maintaining the proper air pressure for your bike tires. It covers the two different bike tube valve types that you may have.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned; I will be adding more e-bike maintenance and repair info and tutorials soon.
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