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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-20-10, 02:51 PM   #1
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Hey All,

I live in NYC and ride a singlespeed. What type of regular bike maintenance do you recommend, especially after a ride through an awful rainstorm?
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Old 08-20-10, 02:53 PM   #2
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Old 08-20-10, 03:35 PM   #3
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Tear apart, clean, grease, reassemble, adjust...everything.
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Well if we're talking about riding in the rain, always remember to remove your seatpost and flip and then let your your frame sit upside down for the night for the water to drain out to prevent corrosion inside.... after you wiped everything down dry....

Forgot to mention to also helps to relube your chain afterwards...
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Old 08-20-10, 04:55 PM   #5
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Hi,

I live in Vancouver and I like kitties. it rains a lot here and I have a loose ball bottom bracket.

I'm drinking tea.
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Old 08-20-10, 05:09 PM   #6
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loose ball bottom bracket.

I'm drinking tea.
bye

noob, get a cartridge BB

drink more Monster
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Old 08-20-10, 05:18 PM   #7
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it rains a lot here and I have a loose ball bottom bracket.
I would R.I.P you, but... yeah.
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Old 08-20-10, 07:47 PM   #8
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I'd let it dry.
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Just leave it outside.
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Just leave it outside.
I keep mine in my pool.
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Scrub your frame down with steel wool and paint thinner. Works great.

Seriously though; chain maintenance. Clean that sucker and keep it in good shape. Google is your friend.
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I live in Vancouver and I like kitties. it rains a lot here and I have a loose ball bottom bracket.

I'm drinking tea.
Loose leaf or bag?
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Sometimes loose leaf but mostly bag.
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