Can someone help me get started maintaining my bicycle?
Lets see, I know the following terminology, crank, frame, stem, fork, rims, tires, cranks, derailers, brakes and handlesbars. I can also put on the front quick release rim, the back one I'm not so sure about, because I worry about bending the derailer and so on. Anyways, I just threw down on a new bicycle, and want to maintain it, yet I'm not sure what I should be doing after each ride, rain or shine. I also don't know the "safe" way to take the rear rim on and off. Should you have to "pull" the derailers out of the way when removing the chain and so on? The rear derailer is pretty pricey so I don't want to mess it up. Any and all information or resources I can use to get me started would be much appreciated. I'm not looking to become an expert and do my own spokes, trueing, and so on, but I want to know how to maintain my bicycle and keep it in tip top shape.