cyclocross specific maintenance and a few Q's
i got a few questions... and yes, i've read sheldon's site a few times
i just got a poprad disc and i'm thinking it's about time i refine all of my skills in bike care as i want to do everything a bit more proper now that i have this bike... my bike gets to travel much faster than my old bike and of course has been getting much dirtier... soo what i'm wondering how do you guys treat your cyclocross bikes.... any differently than other bikes?
i'm also beginning to use some crushed limestone trails more often now... horrid for dust... soo i'm also concerned about that crap on my bike... any advice for handling that? i've been avoiding the trail for a while but want to start doing some rather long distance riding...
chain cleaning... turning the bike upside down and cleaning the chain with simple green, toothbrush, and a rag then dry and lube... should i do anything else?... what lubricant should i use on my bike?
also, one wheel is in need of truing... i read sheldon's website but i'm still not confident to true my own wheels... if anyone could give me more info or articles... that might help... think i might take this in to the LBS for that, i don't want to risk doing any damage
any and all advise and knowledge will be greatly appreciated, thanks