I pay a lot of attention to other bikes on the road.
Serious road cyclists are particular about their bikes. Some might say obsessed. I didn’t used to think this way but I’m not ashamed to call myself a cyclist. I take care of my bikes. I enjoy riding a clean, lubricated, and finely tuned machine.
It seems, I’m not the only one. Serious cyclists care for their bikes with a passion. There are 3 things that differentiate them; 3 things that I notice immediately when I’m on the road; and, 3 telltale signs.
- A clean and well lubricated drive train.
- Tire logos centred over the tire’s valve stem.
- Quick release levers aligned with forks and seat stays.
Are you a serious road cyclist?
I may say this tongue-in-cheek but when my bikes are finely tuned, I cycle better.