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  • LOOKING AFTER THE BIKE………

     merkysplat updated 11 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
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  • Chris

    Member
    28 September 2009 at 10:04 am

    Got me new bike……

    Now what kind of general maintenance do I need to do after a ride…?

    Chain lube etc…

    Any recommendations for products or basically what they sell in my local je james cycle store should be ok..?

    Thanks

    Chris.

  • BMR

    Member
    28 September 2009 at 11:02 am

    Hi chris,

    Just the normal stuff, chain lube, bikewash (I use Weldtite Dirtwash from Wilkinsons), plenty of cloths and small brushes (tooth brush etc – dont use it on your teeth again after) DONT USE WD40 on your chain. I then finish my frame and forks off with a liquid car wax.

    Brian.

  • BMR

    Member
    28 September 2009 at 11:16 am

    Chris you have a P.M.

    Brian.

  • merkysplat

    Member
    28 September 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Fenwicks is the best stuff to use as it leaves it with a shine not dull like others. Try to avoid muc-off there dirty works wipes and brushes are ok but try to stay clear of there cleaning products it’s not that good (i.e. Rubbish) You will need some good lube like white lightening or epic ride something along those lines. Chain bruses are a must for cleaning your cassette etc and try and avoid hosing your bike as it forces grit into the bb and headset and shorts it’s working life.

    Matt

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