Dr Bike's Checklist

 

Front wheel true (not buckled). No broken/missing spokes. Good rim.

Front tyre, good tread. No splits. cracks or holes. Pumped hard. Valve straight

 

Front hub No wobble. Turns smoothly. Wheel securely fixed

 

Front mudguard firmly fixed. No sharp mudguard stays

 

Front brake blocks correctly fitted. Not worn away

 

Front brake firmly fixed. Correctly adjusted.

 

Front brake lever comfortable position. Firmly fixed. Cable not frayed.

 

Headset/steering, no wobble. Correctly adjusted

 

Handlebars not distorted. Ends protected

 

Front forks appear true and undamaged

 

Frame appears true and undamaged

 

Rear brake lever comfortable position. Firmly fixed. Cable not frayed

 

Rear brake firmly fixed. Correctly adjusted

Rear brake blocks correctly fitted and aligned. Not worn away

Rear mudguard safely fixed. No sharp mudguard stays

 

Rear tyre good tread. No splits. cracks or holes. Pumped hard. Valve straight.

Rear wheel true. No broken/missing spokes. Good rim

 

Rear hub No wobble. Turns smoothly. Wheel securely fixed

 

Bottom bracket no wobble. . lock ring tight. Sufficiently lubricated

 

Pedal cranks straight

 

Pedals complete. Turning freely. Not bent

Chainwheel not bent. Teeth not worn

Chainguard firmly fixed. Not bent

Chain not too worn. Not slack. Lightly oiled not rusty

 

Gears properly adjusted. Lubricated sufficiently

 

Saddle safely fixed. Straight. comfortable height 

 

Rack/carrier/bags etc. Firmly secured

 

Front lamp  white. Firmly fixed. Good light to front, not pointing upwards

 

Rear lamp  red. Firmly fixed. Visible to rear, not pointing upwards

 

Reflectors clean and secure

 

Lights & reflectors  Correct height on bicycle