I am a proud owner of a new Btwin RR 520 ( arrived this morning ). I plan to go out for my first ride tomorrow and was wondering what safety checks I should make on the bike before riding , is there a checklist. It will just be road riding for a few weeks till I get my fitness levels up. Could anyone also reccomend an on the road maintenance kit I should get , is something like this suitable Repair Kit or is this too cheap and nasty.
Firstly let me appologise for the time its taken for a response.
Your basic pre ride check should be.........
As for what you should take with you on your rides....
at least 2 spare tubes
multi tool (anything that has 4/5/6mm allen keys and a cross head screwdriver will do)
master link for the chain (make sure you get one thats the same speed as your chain)
something to drink
a fully charged mobile with credit on it.
Thats pretty much your basic setup.
Enjoy your rides.
a fully charged mobile phone