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