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Bicycle Knowledge Center

Bicycle Buyer's Guides

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Richards Bicycles is dedicated to being Chicago's source for all of your bicycle needs.  With so many different bicycle types, styles and designs nowadays, we understand that buying a new bicycle or simply adding onto your existing bicycle can sometimes become a confusing decision making process.  This is why Richards Bicycles has used our decades of knowledge and compiled a list of comprehensive buying guides and research material to help answer all of your cycling questions.  We do our best write all of our articles so that the average person can understand and related to them.  Everything is explained in a simple manor with easy to understand terminology.  We're constantly updating our website and Knowledge Center with up to date relevant material, so if you don't see an article listed that answers your questions, please contact us or stop by our retail Chicagoland store and we'll be happy to help you!

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Help In Choosing The Right Bicycle
650b Mountain Bike
26" VS 27.5" / 650b VS 29er Mountain Bikes
Full Suspension 29er Mountain Bike
Mountain Bikes Buyer's Guide
Carbon Fiber Road Bike
Road Bikes Buyer's Guide
Comfort And Road Bikes
Comfort & Hybrid Bikes Buyer's Guide
Recumbent Bike
Recumbent Bikes Buyer's Guide
BMX Bike
Choosing The Right BMX Bike
Professional Bicycle Fitting Services
Fit Your Bicycle
iOS and Android Bicycle Fitting
Fit Your Bicycle - SmartPhone
Bicycle Saddle
Choosing The Right Bicycle Seat
Mountain Bike Tire
Choosing The Right Bicycle Tire
Clipless Bicycle Pedals
Choosing The Right Bicycle Pedals

Buyer's Guide To Bicycle Wheels & Wheelsets
Bicycle Car Rack
Buyer's Guide To Choosing The Right Car Racks
Bicycle Helmets
Buyer's Guide To Bicycle Helmets
Rechargable Bicycle Headlight
Choosing The Right Bicycle Lighting System
Cycling Shoes
Choosing The Right Cycling Shoes

Bicycle "How To" Guides

We know that owning a bicycle requires basic maintenance and care.  If done properly, your bicycle should last for many years to come, and if not, will wear out prematurely and cost more to repair.  Many bicycle owners don't realize that much of the basic maintenance, minor repairs & adjustments can be done by yourself, which will save you precious riding time as your bike won't be sitting in the repair shop, but will also save you money in the long run.  Richards Bicycles has written a variety of "How To" articles to help our customers maintain, adjust and repair their bicycles by themselves.  We've also included other articles such as how to fit yourself for a new bike as well as other in depth articles.  Of course if you try any of the following tips and advise and still need help with your bicycle, you can always bring it into our Chicagoland Palos Heights, IL service shop for any of your bicycle service needs.  Check out our bicycle repair labor rates for details & pricing.

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Bicycle Maintenance And Care
Bicycle Maintenance Made Easy!
Rear Bicycle Derailleur
Adjust Your Rear Derailleur
Bicycle Brakes
Bike Brake Adjustment & Maintenance
Bicycle Disc Brakes
Disc Brakes 101
Bicycle Tire Patch & Repair Kit
Fix A Flat Tire
Bike Pedals
Remove & Install Pedals
Bicycle Reassembly
Reassemble A Boxed Bike
Bicycle Lubrication
Bicycle Lubrication
Bicycle Lubricants and Cleaners
Clean Your Chain And Drivetrain
Bike Wash Cleaner
Wash Your Bike
Bicycle Helmet
Bicycle Helmet Adjustment & Care
Group Bike Ride
Ride In A Group
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