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Old 10-04-06, 12:38 PM   #1
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What to lube before first ride?

I purchased an Ibex X-Ray Sport over the internet. I received and assmbled it today. What do I need to lube before my first ride tommorrow?
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Old 10-04-06, 08:46 PM   #2
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The chain is a good place to start. Followed by derailluer pivots and any other part that has a joint in it. Did you grease the pedal threads, seat post, and stem wedge (if applicable) during assembly?
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Use a lubricant specifically made for chains - these provide the necessary lubrication without attracting dirt. I use White Lightning. DieselDan's comment on greasing is good because otherwise it will be impossible to remove these parts later. Note, WD-40 is not a lubricant but you can use it to clean dirt off the bike - dont get it on the tires.
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If the chain is new, you don't need to put any lube on it.
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