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    Newbie questions

    I just got my Dahon D7 speed and have been very satisfied with it. I took it to Chicago last weekend, and was surprised how many heads it turned and compliments it got. So many people said they had never seen such a bike before. What are some good maintenance tips for it? What type of oil should I buy to lubricate the chain? Any special way of applying it and how often?

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    RE: Chain lubricants.

    Use the "Search The Forums" feature at the top of the page. Search for "lubricants" in all forums. You'll find lots of discussion and lots of opinions.

    Does anyone know what Dahon uses on their bikes initially, or is it left to the LBS? If the latter, I'd check with the LBS as to what they use. You may choose to use something different, but sometimes that means cleaning the existing stuff off first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duke_of_hazard View Post
    I just got my Dahon D7 speed and have been very satisfied with it. I took it to Chicago last weekend, and was surprised how many heads it turned and compliments it got. So many people said they had never seen such a bike before. What are some good maintenance tips for it? What type of oil should I buy to lubricate the chain? Any special way of applying it and how often?
    I go into great detail about how I keep up my bikes in new condition. Last weekend, a person remarked that my Brompton looks new (it is 2 years old now). So check out my Geocities site and see my own tips and secrets:

    http://www.geocities.com/folder_fanatic/Maintenance.html

    and

    http://www.geocities.com/folder_fanatic/Maintenance2.html

    Included is "Bicycle Maintenance Videos On YouTube"-a list of links on page 1 to demostrations of good bike maintenance for anyone.
    Last edited by folder fanatic; 10-26-07 at 11:15 AM.

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