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Maintenance on a hardtail

Old 04-14-10, 01:52 PM
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Maintenance on a hardtail

Hey, new to biking here. Just go a wahoo disc, which i love btw, just wondering if there is any important regular maintenance i should do to it. Fill me in, thanks.
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Old 04-14-10, 03:17 PM
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Chain and cables for me. I am pretty new myself. The advice I get from this crew is smothered in sarcasm, but helpful. My bike is in better shape now than in the past few years. Check out the other threads as well. Bicycle Mechanics is a great thread. Keep everything adjusted and the bike stays quiet and smooth. Lasts longer.

I used to try to true my rims. It is worth spending some bucks on a good truing a few times a year. I still practice on a couple of beater rims-someday.
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Been biking since 1999 and have had two previous MB's and what I do as a routine is clean the chain; drivetrains (FD & RD); and disc brakes after each day of riding and also look over the chain rings for any damage that could have happened on a ride. I give the bike a good look over as to the frame to make sure there has been no damage and relube the chain and check the front shock as well for any obvious glitches.

Other than that you may want to pay attention to your cables for the first 100 miles. New they tend to stretch til broken in and may need adjustments. If your not comfortable doing this find an experienced rider with mech. skills or take it to your lbs for them to look it over.

They are pretty robust machines!

Also if you have hydraulic disc brakes you may want to make sure there is fluid with no leaks evident; mech. disc brakes are lower upkeep to me.

Enjoy and ride it like you stole it!
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