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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?
Generally I like the chart, but there are some things it says to check far too infrequently for my taste. For example, I check tire wear, and brake wear at least once a week, since it only takes a second, and is almost automatic when I top off tire pressure. I check the tires when I check pressure (every couple of rides). I check my brake pads and cables every ride (as I am doing a quick lever squeeze to make sure everything is working alright), I have caught a disconnected v-brake at least once by squeezing the brake levers before riding.
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