What Routine Maintenance for Commuter?
What things do you do regularly in terms of maintenance for your commuter bike? How often?
I just bought a new bike specifically for commuting and errands, and want to try to keep it in good shape, but must confess, I'm terrible with bike maintenance, and pretty lazy about even basic cleaning. The grease on the chain and cassette of my road bike would appall most riders. Hoping to make a fresh start with the new ride, and looking for some advice.
I don't really know how to care for a bike and I don't know much about making adjustments to brakes, shifters, or derailleurs. Am I supposed to wipe off the chain and re-lube after every ride? Anything special required for a steel frame? What products do you use to clean the chain and cassette? Are those chain cleaner contraptions useful? Anything else I should do routinely?