Commuting - Bike Service Interval
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07-23-08, 12:39 PM
What is the normal service interval for routine bike maintenance? Outside of the normal tire check, chain lube, and wipedown/clean, how often should a complete look over/tighten/adjust service be done?
I am not to the point yet that I am comfortable doing this "5,000 mile oil change" myself and will have the LBS do it.
07-23-08, 12:43 PM
Other than what you mentioned, i do everything else (replace brake pads, replace chain/cassette, tighten cables, adjust derailleur, etc) on an as needed basis. It never needs everything at once.
07-23-08, 01:02 PM
Once a year. If you ride so much that you can't go a whole year, then you need to buy another bike or two and spread the miles around.:) If your bike doesn't look and feel like it needs some attention after a year, you need to ride more.:p
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