Spring bicycle check-up

Your bike deserves spring-cleaning as well! Our bicycle check-up helps you to start into the bike season smoothly.
Drei Studierende fahren mit dem Fahrrad in kurzer Hose durch die Stadt

Get your bike ready for spring!

The temperatures outside are increasing, the sun is smiling more often again. Spring seems to finally arrive! This means that the bike season has started now at the latest. 

After a longer winter break during which you probably rode your bike on wet streets and dirty paths, you should pay a little attention to your bike: The chain might be rusty, the tyres want to be filled with air again and the frame is covered with a thick layer of dust. 

For those who have not done it yet: Now is the time for your bike to get a spring-cleaning or, to phrase it more professionally, for the bicycle check-up: cleansing, maintenance and – if necessary – repairs in order to feel safe on the road. 

Use our checklist for this!

Checklist in short version

  • Cleansing of the driving parts
  • Gear change check and readjustment if necessary 
  • Break check and readjustment if necessary 
  • Screw connection check
Teaserbild Rad Checkup Frühjahr

Printable list (German)

Spring bicycle check-up (PDF)

What do I do if ... ?

Is your bike already showing signs of defects? Are you unsure whether a component should be replaced or serviced? 

In case of doubt, it is best to go directly to a workshop. Bicycle parts need to be treated with care to ensure that they provide long-lasting enjoyment. 

Bicycle self-help workshops for students

In the Do-It-Yourself Bicycle Repair Shops of the Studentenwerk, students can repair, upgrade and maintain their bicycles themselves free of charge. Several workshop places with special tools and appropriate equipment are available for use. The staff is on hand to provide valuable tips and expert support as needed. In addition, there are cheap, used spare parts available as well as bicycle spare parts that can be installed immediately.

Information on the Do-It-Yourself Bicycle Repair Shops