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    Routine Cleaning

    Would appreciate you experienced bikers giving me a simple cleaning routine for my bike. I'll take it into the LBS for major work. Just want to keep it in good shape. Thanks.

    It is a Giant Sadona Comfort Bike and I ride on pavemnt.
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    Originally posted by BettWalker
    Would appreciate you experienced bikers giving me a simple cleaning routine for my bike. I'll take it into the LBS for major work. Just want to keep it in good shape. Thanks.

    It is a Giant Sadona Comfort Bike and I ride on pavemnt.
    IMHO, the most important parts to inspect and clean are the drivetrain and the brakes.

    Drivetrain:
    Get a chain cleaning tool - this will allow you to clean the chain while on the bike. Use a nylon brush to clean the chainrings, and the cassette gears. When you are done, all should be shiny - not black.

    Brakes:
    Make sure the rims and pads are clean. I use an SOS pad to scrub the rims, and the brake pads.

    Clean the rest of the bike with a bucket and water. Do not use a high pressure hose, as it will get water in some of the bearings. As you're cleaning, inspect the bike for obvious problems.

    Good luck!!!

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    Thanks, Guys.
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