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Old 10-22-09, 04:58 PM   #1
lpolliard
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Maintenance Schedule

I ran a search on 'maintenance' and nothing came up?

Have I missed anything? I clean my bike and lube my chain every couple of hundred miles or when needed.

MAINTENANCE PLAN
Change out chain (3 sets, 4 cycles) and lube Speed Play Zeros every 1000 miles.
Lube head set and bottom bracket bearings annually with tuneup.
Install new rear cassette every 12,000 miles.

MAINTENANCE LOG
0 07/01/09 installed new cassette, chain1 and shifter cables
1,174 08/27/09 changed out to new chain2 and lubed Speed Play Zeros
2,534 10/19/09 changed out to new chain3 and lubed Speed Play Zeros
full tuneup @ TriBuys - trued up rims, adj'd cables, lubed head set and bottom bracket bearings, cleaned drive train

INSPECTION PLAN
Inspect brake/shifter handles for proper operation.
Inspect brakes, derailleurs, cables and housings. Align and adjust brakes and derailleurs, replace pads, cables and housings as needed.
Inspect braking surfaces for unevenness and abrasions.
Inspect rims, hubs, and spokes for damage and wear.
Inspect rims for trueness.
Inspect tires for damage and wear.
Inspect chain for damage and wear.
Inspect forward crank rings and rear cassette for damage and wear.
Inspect rear hub and overhaul as needed (does the chain rotate when bike is in the highest gear with wheel off the ground and spinning?).
Inspect frame and fork for damage and wear.
Inspect head set for proper adjustment.
Inspect handle bar tape and hoods for damage and wear.
Inspect pedals for damage and wear.
Inspect shoes for damage and wear.
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Old 10-22-09, 06:07 PM   #2
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Much more detailed than mine - great job! The only caveat is that if you have Shimano 10-speed STI shifters, you might consider changing the shifter cables (at least the rear) maybe every 3000 miles or so. Mine broke at 3800 and 8200 miles. Changed it out at 11,200 miles (3K later) and two strands had already broken. It breaks in the shifter near the cable head and can be somewhere between hard and impossible to get out after it breaks. My second break was the impossible kind, but Shimano sent a new shifter over night under warranty. (It was 7 months old at the time.)
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