It’s 2021 and We’ve Got FUN!
The Kul Wheels Fun Promoters will be sending you a monthly newsletter with specials, bike tips and kul (aka fun) facts!
Although the weather has turned, Kul Wheels is open no matter the temperature!
Our Winter shop hours are 9AM – 5PM Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (we are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).
During the month of January, we are offering 21% off any service including child bike safety checks, tune-ups, new bike assembly and accessory installs. Kul Wheels repairs and services traditional bikes and electric bikes and is now a Rad Power & Bosch Certified Service Center.
CLICK HERE for rates and more information about scheduling your service.
Tips to Winterize Your Electric Bike
and Keep Your Battery Happy
Tip #1: CLEAN YOUR E-BIKE & LUBE YOUR CHAIN BEFORE STORAGE
It’s important to regularly clean your electric bike but most especially before storing it for the winter. Over time salt & water residue can cause corrosion on metal parts. Every time you wash your chain or put your e-bike away for the season, you should put a bit of bicycle-specific chain lube on your entire chain. Do not use other lubricants like WD-40 as they tend to attract grit while bicycle specific lube repels grit.
Tip #2: STORE YOUR BATTERY PARTIALLY CHARGED – BUT NOT TOO LOW!
Did you know you should always store your battery partially charged? Aim for the battery to have about 40-to-70 percent of its full capacity. But don’t ever store a lithium-ion battery empty since this may cause irreparable cell damage. It’s also important to check your battery about once every couple of months during non use and charge for a short while if it has depleted any during that time.
Tip #3: DON’T STORE OR CHARGE YOUR BATTERY IN FREEZING TEMPS
During the winter months when temperatures can go below zero, it is advised to store your electric bike inside in a cool dry location like a garage or basement. If that is not possible, it is best to remove the battery and store it indoors. E-Bikes can operate in below-freezing temperatures, but you should warm up your battery before plugging it in to charge. Cold batteries do not charge efficiently and may not reach full capacity. Simply bring your cold battery indoors and allow it to slowly warm to room temperature, then charge it.
Tip #4: DON’T OVERCHARGE YOUR ELECTRIC BIKE BATTERY
Don’t leave your electric bike battery on the charger for long periods of time — think several days or more. When you do, you can create a cycle where the charger tries to top off the battery and has minor discharges. This topping off continues and creates a series of poor charging cycles which can damage the battery.
Kul Fact: Cyclists are cool!
A 2014 psychological study found that cyclists have a unique blend of intelligent generosity and the “cool” factor.
Know someone who is interested in trying out or buying an electric bike?
Kul Wheels offers FREE pre-booked test rides!
And we still have some e-bikes in stock (or we can order one for you!).
CLICK HERE for our current inventory!
Or give us a call at 804-205-3452 or send us an email at [email protected]!