Have you noticed how mechanically accessible a bicycle is compared to a car? Maybe you added a 2nd DŌST battery to your bike or saw the brake pads grip the disc as you pulled the lever? Well if so, you may be mechanically minded enough to do some of your own maintenance and fixes!
Pretty soon, DŌST will feature a series of videos on the website and YouTube walking you through a step by step guide to performing your own handiwork! And, as always, DŌST will be there for you every step of the way to help you with advice or questions you might have.
Now, don’t feel obligated to get your hands dirty. Understandably, there are some of us (myself included at times) that don’t have the time, or fitness, or interest in taking on a repair or maintenance. For that, we can always rely on our trusty local bike shop or DŌST customer service to get the job done.
If you are interested in some quick fixes and saving some money with the good old DIY, read on as we announce the upcoming videos. Over the course of 2021, we will be releasing videos on topics such as:
- How to replace a controller
- How to replace a display
- How to replace a throttle
- How to tune the derailleur
- How to adjust brakes and why they’re rubbing
- How to align brakes
- How to replace the lock
- How to replace the latch on the lock
- How to install a new tire
- How to change new speed sensor
- How to change motor
- What to do with error code 21
- What to do with error code 4
- What to do with error code 30
- How to tighten spokes
- Pre-ride inspection
These videos will be straight to the point while maintaining every ounce of detail and professionalism you have come to expect from DŌST. Feel free to pop in and out with videos that pique your interest so you can gain the know-how needed and improve your ebike confidence.
Probably the most common would be a flat tire. In some areas (especially where I live) trails are not very well maintained and we have a lot of thorns and thistles. Even if you never change a tire yourself, it is recommended you know how it works so you do know how to continue on your journey and what steps the bike shop may be looking for.
After that would be brakes and rubbing noises. This is a normal occurrence on all bicycles, especially if you ride on a wet street or go through a small puddle. While not detrimental, it can be a nuisance to your ears, so we will provide tricks on how to minimize that and keep them in line.
The rest will be videos on hand for when the situation arises. Make sure to check back as we release them and even announce other videos that can help you “Get the Most from the DŌST!”See all posts