Happy Xmas all
My Aunt (who I am visiting) recently got a fancy trek roadbike, knows nothing about bikes, and want me to look it over, show her how to fix flats, etc.
The chain has some goopy tacky stuff on it--could it be that tacky non-lube stuff that some higher end chains are shipped in?? I always use triflow and cheap (generic!) chains, but I recall hearing you fancy-bike-riding folks talking about chain grease shot into the rollers by shimano under pressure? Or is it wax lube? The bike is new, and the drivetrain is clean, but I want to know whether I need to tell my aunt to take it back to the shop she bought it from and have the chain cleaned and lubed properly.
To all you Raleigh NC folk (where my aunt is), the bike was purchased from "Cycling Spoken Here." Anyone know anything about that shop (Rev.Chuck?!?!). Are they a good LBS or scam artists? The rear wheel (Bontrager semi-boutique 24spoke 1x) is out of true, but not badly, and the chain may or may not be lubed properly, making me a little bit suspicious. Should I tell her to stay with that shop, or head over the Rev.Chucks shop when the warranty runs out?
Other than that, I am giving her the URL of Bikeforums.net, so that when she has a problem with something, she can bother you (us) guys. I am also telling her about parktool.com and sheldonbrown.com.