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    Putting a new bike together

    Hey everyone, I bought a AL w/ carbon fork road bike online the other day. Anyways I know how to put it together and such. But I'm wondering what I need to grease up and lube. Obviously the seat tube needs greased, and chain lubed. But what else should I be looking at. I have no problem working on bikes, but this is my first time putting one together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolpick87 View Post
    Hey everyone, I bought a AL w/ carbon fork road bike online the other day. Anyways I know how to put it together and such. But I'm wondering what I need to grease up and lube. Obviously the seat tube needs greased, and chain lubed. But what else should I be looking at. I have no problem working on bikes, but this is my first time putting one together.

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    Congrats on the new ride.
    Good luck!

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    grease seat binder, grease stem bolts, headset preload bolt. check crank for proper torque, grease pedals and install. true wheels/check tension, adjust hubs, adjust brakes, derailleurs. pretty much in that order too
    Last edited by reptilezs; 02-22-10 at 06:00 PM. Reason: adjust hubs

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    reptilezs is on it.

    good rule of thumb, grease/lube any metal on metal contact that you will not likely adjust much once it is dialed in. Im sure there are exceptions to this rule, but I don't know of any that will be hurt by lubricant being put on.

    Don't forget the obvious grease/lube points like bearings and moving parts.

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    Sorry for the brief reply earlier... If I were you I would grease the tires, braking surface on the rims (make sure to get a lot of grease in the grooves on the brake pads and re-apply as necessary), the top of the saddle, the handebar tape, the brake lever hoods, the brake and shifter levers, your hair, your sunglass lenses, and your eyelids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
    Sorry for the brief reply earlier... If I were you I would grease the tires, braking surface on the rims (make sure to get a lot of grease in the grooves on the brake pads and re-apply as necessary), the top of the saddle, the handebar tape, the brake lever hoods, the brake and shifter levers, your hair, your sunglass lenses, and your eyelids.
    Oh yeah I'll jump right on that.

    Thanks for everyone replies.
    Last edited by Coolpick87; 02-22-10 at 06:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
    Sorry for the brief reply earlier... If I were you I would grease the tires, braking surface on the rims (make sure to get a lot of grease in the grooves on the brake pads and re-apply as necessary), the top of the saddle, the handebar tape, the brake lever hoods, the brake and shifter levers, your hair, your sunglass lenses, and your eyelids.
    BAD JOKE! DO NOT DO THE ABOVE! With the possible exception of in your hair & on your sunglasses.
    How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolpick87 View Post
    Hey everyone, I bought a AL w/ carbon fork road bike online the other day. Anyways I know how to put it together and such. But I'm wondering what I need to grease up and lube. Obviously the seat tube needs greased, and chain lubed. But what else should I be looking at. I have no problem working on bikes, but this is my first time putting one together.

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    Seat tube is only greased if you're using a steel/AL post. Carbon posts require carbon assembly compound.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthers007 View Post
    BAD JOKE! DO NOT DO THE ABOVE! With the possible exception of in your hair & on your sunglasses.
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