Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Basic maintanance for mountain bikes?

    hi, i'm new to the sport and was wondering about general maintenance for mountain bikes..like every ride things, once a month things, and things to do before and after winter? as far as lubing, adjusting, maintenance for forks, chain, ect..... thanks!

  2. #2
    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10,540
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to Bike Forums!

    This is our starter thread in the mtb section of Bike Forums. Not a whole lot on maintenance but you might have fun reading through it. Post number 8 has a section on tires. Please Read Before asking Question: MTB FAQ.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

  3. #3
    Bill
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO
    My Bikes
    Specialized Globe Sport, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro
    Posts
    630
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The first thing to do when you have a question is to use the "Search the Forums" function listed at the top of the page. Many topics have been covered so many times that there is volumes of opinions available for you to read and re-read.

    Here's full and complete instructions.
    1. Click on "Search the Forums" near the top of the page.
    2. Enter "bike maintenance" in the field labeled "Keyword(s):"
    3. Click on "Search Now" near the bottom of that page.
    4. Wait approx 30 seconds and then begin reading through the multiple pages of search results.

    Honestly there is a wealth of information ready and waiting for you to search it out. Enjoy and learn lots!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. - Will Rogers

  4. #4
    PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes dynaryder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    dropped and lost in Washington DC
    Posts
    6,115
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport/Qualifier,Dahon Speed Pro TT,Brompton S6L

  5. #5
    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
    My Bikes
    Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
    Posts
    19,915
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Depends on how well you want the bike to ride next time out.

    I ride in muddy conditions so after every ride it is wash down the bike- Take the wheels out and spray everything metal with WD40 or the like. Go and have lunch and then polish. Find the broken/just about to fall off bits on the bike and reassemble.

    Then 4 ride maintenance on a rota-

    Headset and forks- Clean and relube

    Cables- clean and relube but this should be done every ride if it is wet/muddy

    Drivetrain Chainrings- cassette and deraillers- Deep clean and look for wear.

    Wheels and tyres- clean- check for true and broken spokes and tyre wear and damage.


    Of course, all of this should be done after every ride- but if you are lazy- like me- just break the regular maintenace down into smaller chunks. And if something causes you a problem on a ride- get it sorted before the next one.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •