Maintenance – Cleaning and Lubrication

This time the subject for our maintenance article is how to wash and then lubricate your bike ready for it’s next ride. Washing your bike not only keeps it looking smarter, but also allows you to check for any other maintenance issues and makes working on them more pleasant. Replacing lubricant on the chain and cables is important to ensure that they work smoothly and last longer.

A thorough cleaning routine is described on this page.

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Some tips from British Cycling on chain lubrication can be found on this page.

For those of you that prefer videos here’s a couple, and you’ll find plenty more are available.