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    Question About Maintenance Time Schedules

    As of my current knowledge, I regularly lube my chain and pump my tires to the correct PSI upon every ride. I also understand anything threaded should be greased before threading. (ex. Pedals)

    I also understand that I should check my cables for stretch and tighten it when it does stretch.

    I understand that limits on deraillers are to align the highs and lows of the crank and the rear sprockets.

    I understand to tune the deraillers using barrel adjuster.


    Now to my main question when should I do other maintenance, like example when should I grease my bottom bracket bearings? When should I grease hubs? What other component do I have to maintenance? I want to keep my bike to at close to one hundred percent as possible, So it stays riding for many years. Help Fellas.
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    Threaded parts need antiseize lube though grease is better than nothing.

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    Every few weeks take a look at your brake pads, use something sharp to dig out any flecks of metal you see in them. Cleaning off your rims with a scotchbrite pad isn't a bad idea once in a while. Please make sure that anything you use on your rims gets cleaned off completely. Oh and if you haven't cleaned your rims in a while be careful the first time you use them after cleaning, they can be MUCH better.
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    I would repack the grease in hubs and BB... maybe every couple of years, depending on what sorts of conditions you ride in.
    MTB: 6~12months
    road: 18~24 mo.
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    winter bike: 2~4 mo. or at the end of the season.
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    I do cup and cone bearings every 2500 to 3000 miles. Radial bearings should get the same maintaince or be ridden until they fail and be replaced.

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