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Old 10-05-07, 02:15 AM   #1
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5000kms. Any new parts/maintenance?

Hey guys,

I tried to post this on the bike mechanics forum but was having technical difficulties so here it is. I'm 4000kms into my world bike tour meaning my bike (Fuji Touring - Brown model, love it or hate it) has done a little over 5000kms. I've just realised that my hubs need a good overhaul and was wondering if there are any other parts that may need replacing at this stage or sometime in the near future (say, next 5000kms). I was thinking chain, cassette, etc? Cheers.

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Old 10-05-07, 06:44 AM   #2
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Chain definitely but other than that a good look-see over everything is probably better than some sort of checklist of what parts to replace.
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Old 10-05-07, 09:31 AM   #3
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Lube, clean, new chain, wheel true and possibly retension spokes, maybe new cables but probably not. Tighten all bolts and you know about the tires.
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After 6000 km I had to change my cassette and chain
You don't need new cables, I went 12000 km and counting on the same cables
Tires you will most likely have to replace if you haven't already
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