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    Senior Member TrekmanDan's Avatar
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    Lubricating/Cleaning - How Often?

    I just stopped by REI at lunch and picked up a pair of Pearl Izumi gloves and as I was browsing through the cycling section, I noticed they had a bunch of different cleansers and lubricants (i.e. grease, etc.). I've never cleaned or lubed up our mountain bikes, but I want to make sure our road bikes stay in tip top shape. So, how often does everybody clean and lubricate their components?

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    [everybody is different] depends on conditions, like the Pros you can wipe dirt off the chain with a rag and solvent to get grit out of chain's oil,
    after every days ride . [they have team mechanics to do that of course]
    soap and water, bucket, brushes and sponges, clean off the dirt on the rest of the bike.
    re lube , then park it.

    Or you can just park it after the ride, till the dirt bothers you and do it then.

    YMMV.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 12-30-10 at 03:16 PM.

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    Senior Member Paul Y.'s Avatar
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    Wipe off after every ride. Lube 3 or 4 times a season.

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