I ordered my first brand new road bike and it'll be here Monday...I'm working all day but off rest of the week, actually off next 2 weeks so I plan on doing a lot of riding.
I've had a road bike before but it was used and I got assembled.
This bike is 90% assembled so it's just pedals, handlebars, riser, front tire, front brake caliper and seat w/ post.
I'm pretty comfortable I can do all that, they emailed me a youtube instructional video and it seemed pretty straight forward common sense.
Any tips for tunning/adjusting the brakes or derrailluers? Do I need to lube the chain? I know I should lube the pedals any recommended lubricants?
Are all bikes make with metric parts? My bike is a Motorbecane so it's made in the USA but will it be metric? I'm hoping so since almost all my tools especially my allen keys and allen ratches are metric cause of work.
Only thing left I need is shoes for my clipless pedals...I guess I should go try on some tomorrow but wasn't sure if I should wait for the pedals and cleats to make sure they're compatible with the shoes or are they all pretty standard?
Any advice greatly appreciated.