It is important to perform regular bicycle maintenance to ensure optimal performance and safety.

This procedure should take about 45 minutes to complete. It is recommended that it is performed outside and before every time one rides their bicycle.

How to Perform Bicycle Maintenance






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Flip the bicycle over. Hold on to the frame and the front wheel and �lip the bicycle over so that it rests on the handlebars and the seat. Remove the front wheel. Loosen the screws Remove the back wheel. Loosen the screws
that hold the wheel axle in place using a wrench. Lift the wheel up out of the forks and set it aside.

Loosen the brakes. Lean the bicycle against a wall or a fence. Compress the brakes with your hand (so that the brake pads are as far away from the rim as possible). Remove the end of the cable that is held back by a notch as illustrated.

2. Lubricant 3. Wrench (or pliers) 4. Cleaning brush 5. Pieces of cloth 6. Bucket with soapy water

Required materials: 1. A bicycle





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that hold the back wheel in place using a wrench. Move the chain off of the sprockets and lift the wheel out. Set the wheel aside.

Clean under the brake cables. Pass the damp Clean the sprockets. Hold the brush in place,

cloth underneath the break cables and slide it back and forth along the tubes of the bicycle. pressed against a sproket, and rotate the sprocket by turning the pedals.

Clean the front forks. Take a damp cloth (wet it with the soapy water) and clean the forks, the shock absorbers and the tubes.

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Clean around the pedals. Wrap the cloth around where the cranks attach. Slide the cloth back and forth to get rid of any dirt.

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Clean the chain. To clean the chain, press the

Clean the rear block. Use the brush to clean the sprockets. Clean the tubes and any other parts using a damp soapy cloth. Clean the front wheel. Place the wheel on the ground. Using the brush, clean the axle on both sides. Clean every spoke and the rim of the wheel.

brush against the chain and the sprocket. Rotate the sprocket using the pedals so that all of the chain passes through the brush a few times.



Lubricate the wheels. Place a cloth under the


Return the back wheel into its place. Lower
the back wheel into the openings. A sprocket on the wheel will be pushing the chain down. Secure the wheel in place using a wrench. Make sure the wheel is capable of turning if pedals are used.

axle. Lubricate the axle on both sides of each of the wheels. It is not necessary to lubricate the gears on the back wheel at this time.

ground, with the sprockets up. Using a brush, clean every sprocket and the axle. Flip the wheel over and clean the axle on that side. Clean every spoke and the rim.

Clean the back wheel. Place the wheel on the

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Lubricate the chain. Apply lubricant at one point at a sprocket. Move the chain by rotating the pedals. Let the chain pass through lubricant application point at least twice. Lubricate the sprockets with the same method – apply lubricant at same point and rotate the pedals. Reconnect the brakes. Flip the bike back up and lean it against a wall or a fence. Pull the brakes together with one hand and pass the loose cable end back through the notch. Make sure the brakes are aligned. Flip the Flip the bicycle back over. Clean up.
bike back over. Spin both wheels and check if they can rotate freely. If a brake pad is interfering, move it away from the rim.

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Place the front wheel back. Lower the wheel
back into the forks and tighten the screws using a wrench.


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