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Wash your bike

Never put away dirt bike. You wouldn’t put away soiled laundry or dirty dishes would you?

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Cleaning the crankset

If you remove the chainrings to clean your crankset and now the front derailleur doesn’t shift right, you may have installed a chainring backwards. Remove the rings and put them on correctly. Usually, the crankarm bolts fit into indentations on … Continue reading

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The wheel rim and brake pads

Wipe the rims of your wheels and the brake pads off with a dry cloth (or you can use alcohol) after every rainy, muddy ride. This will help to keep the dirt and grit on the rims and the pads … Continue reading

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Keeping your bicycle looking good

“Every third or fourth wash, give your frame and fork a layer of car wax. I like Meguiar’s Cleaner Wax. It restores the paint’s luster and keeps road tar and bugs from sticking.” — Steven Sperling, head mechanic, United-Healthcare pro … Continue reading

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