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Old 04-27-03, 06:58 AM
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i take an old oversized shoelace and tie it to the bottom of my stand. i put my bike on the stand and pull the lace (lubed with degreaser) up and floss my cassette. i also got a Park 'ttothbrush' looking thing and work the chain.

applying lube is an art. you just can't apply it like a thin ribon of toothpaste because it doesn't get to the inside where the chain and teeth of the cogs meet. i dip some pedro's extra dry (depends on the season) in q-tips and work it between the links.

boy am i anal, but my drivetrain is like new after 14,000 miles.
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