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Old 05-15-15, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by nuclear_biker View Post
I'm new to bike maintenance too, but I found this link: A Simple Bike Maintenance Chart - bicycle habitat. What do you guys think?
Actually, that one looks pretty good. I tend to be picky about brake and shift operation so I put a bit more time more frequently into that. Also, we have a lot of sand here in Florida, so I clean and lube my chain fairly frequently as well to prevent grit and gunk buildup. Take time to lube the chain correctly rather than just spinning it and spraying lube over it as the excess lube only attracts and holds dirt which just causes extra abrasion and wear. I also give the bike a quick wipe down after every ride to remove any surface dirt/grit, particularly on the forks and lower parts of the frame.

Since we're in a sandy area, this simple post-ride cleaning goes a long way as preventative maintenance.
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