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    New Raleigh Misceo 2.0

    After a good few weeks of searching around and research I have finally bought my first ever "real" bike today from a really cool local bike shop. I originally tested a misceo 1.0 in the shop but one of the employees suggested I try a medium frame instead of the small they had in stock. It turns out the medium frame they had was a different model entirely of the bike, but after riding around the misceo 2.0 I decided I preferred the more athletic posture of the misceo 2.0 and from my *extremely* limited knowledge it seemed like it had some better components than the first model I looked at. Anyway I am happy with my bike purchase considering I was kind of a picky shopper on a very limited budget.

    I didn't get a chance to ride it much more since I bought it because of course a thunder storm had to roll into town right as I was getting my new bike back home. Since I am basically a total bike newbie who knows nothing I was wondering if I could get some pointers on how to properly care for my brand new bike. With my old cheap-o bikes I basically would just lube up the chain every once and a while and keep the tired pumped up. This new bike has disk brakes which is something I've never had to deal with before, and I was wondering if they require any specific maintenance that I don't know of? I do know that I need to keep my bike clean and dry after rides so I will make sure to do that!

    The LBS that I got my bike offers free tune ups for life when you buy a new bike from them, so I'm really happy about that. They told me to ride the bike for a month before bringing it in for the first tune up, and then twice a year after that.

    Thanks for reading my post and answering any of my many questions. I'm mostly just really excited to finally have a new bike!

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    I found that my disc brakes require less maintenance than my old caliper versions. Pretty sure the misceos use mechanical rather than hydraulic discs, so you may need to tighten up the cable every once in a while as the pads wear. Since the dealer offers tune ups, you're golden.

    Just try to keep the discs themselves free of grease and oil and wipe them with a clean rag if you do get any on them. Other than that, keep the chain clean and lubed and the tires pumped up.

    The misceos a good bike, I almost bought one myself. Enjoy!

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    I've always been impressed with the value Raleigh gives you. Good luck with your new bike.
    1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
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