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Old 12-30-10, 03:40 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-30-10, 04:13 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 12-30-10, 09:27 PM   #3
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Wipe off after every ride. Lube 3 or 4 times a season.
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