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  1. #1
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    bike maintenance

    I just got a new bike for commuting and was wondering what sort of daily/weekly/monthly/etc... maintenance I should do to keep it in good shape? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty2
    I just got a new bike for commuting and was wondering what sort of daily/weekly/monthly/etc... maintenance I should do to keep it in good shape? Thanks!
    A lot depends on your mileage and the weather you commute in.

    Check tyres one a week
    Oil chain once a week or more in Winter every 2 weeks or more Summer
    Check brake bock wear once every 2 weeks
    Chain once a month for wear
    Change cables once a year, if you want less, then only rear gear cable
    Change bottorm bracket once a year
    Grease hub bearings once a year
    Grease headset once a year
    Grease stem/seat post once a year

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    Our survey says:
    Keep the bike clean
    #1 answer
    Keep Bearings lubed
    #2 answer

    Enjoy

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    The list above is pretty good. Except, bottom brackets last for several years. At least they do for me.

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