• 10-04-2011
    s0ckeyeus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by andres0540 View Post
    Very nice intructions,
    but i think the best tip for beginer like me is take it to the local shop if the bike is new until you feel confident in doing all these things

    A lot of this stuff is pretty hard to screw up. It might be better to try it first and keep the LBS as a backup plan.
  • 10-11-2011
    sik_at
    s0ckeyeus is right, you have to screw things up really bad to break something. Just give it a try first.
  • 10-16-2011
    Ste_Mc133
    Coo men..thanks for this as a newbie its help..:)
  • 10-17-2011
    creepin
    Priceless for me..... Such a noob and trying to take everything in!
  • 10-17-2011
    jsims479
    Thanks
  • 10-19-2011
    maqilin
    could not see it, could not open it
  • 11-08-2011
    Night Rider AZ
    awesom guide did not know there was soo much maintenance
  • 11-15-2011
    Schirmer20
    thanks alot guys
  • 11-16-2011
    JantheMan
    Im new to biking and have found steves' guide very informative. I shall use your guide as my bible to mountain biking!! More POWER SteveUK!!!
  • 11-19-2011
    Napalm1942
    Thanks for the post
  • 11-21-2011
    EZuphill
    up keep
    Thanks for the info! Great Help!
  • 11-23-2011
    notrandom
    Thanks for the tips :)
  • 11-23-2011
    CapaCapa
    Thanks!
  • 11-29-2011
    br5291
    nice:thumbsup:
  • 12-03-2011
    1979chevy
    Thanks for this post. Its nice to have people out there to help others.
  • 12-05-2011
    FroggerRacing
    Great post! Should help the bike last longer for sure!
  • 12-09-2011
    omsk
    Definitely a good guide for beginners like me . Thanks for the sticky
  • 12-12-2011
    DieTheVillain
    Thanks for this guide!
  • 12-21-2011
    alex5425alex
    What do you guys use to lube your drivetrain?
  • 12-21-2011
    alex5425alex
    thanks that is one helpful guide
  • 12-21-2011
    jmg085
    this is great! i've been searching for a good way to clean my bike!
  • 12-28-2011
    A&PShane
    What a great guide, very helpful!
  • 12-28-2011
    keith_swist
    Wow, can't wait for my new bike to come in so I can get it dirty and then clean it.
  • 12-31-2011
    LeahD
    Great Food for thought Guys, Sadly I am really time poor so the bike shop may still get the work!! But I do enjoy being a grease monkey on the odd occassion.
  • 01-06-2012
    Clack
    Thanks for the guide. padding post count so I can post a thread.
  • 01-09-2012
    jaydee1445
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by clack View Post
    thanks for the guide. Padding post count so i can post a thread.

    +1 lol:d
  • 01-09-2012
    Jman0000
    Great post, thanks. Got my new Kona Hei Hei 29 and want to take good care of it...
  • 01-09-2012
    nmilsaps
    great! thanks!
  • 01-16-2012
    wolfhawk73
    Great post, thank you!!
  • 01-16-2012
    rskopek
    Great info!
  • 01-18-2012
    saltpot
    Thanks for the great article! I'm sure I'll get back to read it quite a few times before I'm totally familiar with the whole procedure :D

    From the guide:
    Quote:

    I would always refer beginners to the manufacturer’s instructions when installing components. If you’ve bought something new, the instructions should be included.
    Sound advice, as well :D That's what my father always says related to every technical device: "Read the instructions first!" Doesn't matter whether I'm putting together a new bookshelf or programming the VCR :D
  • 01-21-2012
    Rocks to fox
    There should be a link to this in every bike manual!
    very nice!
  • 01-21-2012
    adnoh1924
    thank you
    Awesome post
  • 01-21-2012
    starks_25
    Thanks!!!
  • 01-23-2012
    cyrus_nk
    Thank you!!! Thank you !!! Thank you!!! (i didn't copy/paste) :)
  • 01-23-2012
    Conzoid
    sweet I needed this guide. very helpful
  • 01-25-2012
    doc307
    I never knew there was so much to taking care of a bike. Thanks.
  • 01-26-2012
    ratherbmtbiking
    Bike Protection
    Protect your Rig from Cable rub thru on frame & fork
    and put a crankskin on crank to protect it as well
    then GO RIDE!
  • 01-26-2012
    timmy96815
    thanks again, I just found this forum. So much stuff on here!
  • 01-26-2012
    richardshore
    Great guide!
  • 01-26-2012
    Jajm1213
    Great read for anyone....
  • 01-29-2012
    TXRR
    This will make a great start to understanding bike repair. I'm in the process of setting up my bike work shop.
  • 02-01-2012
    jkernea
    Thanks OP! Awesome guide!
  • 02-01-2012
    mso
    Thanks - great reference
  • 02-04-2012
    ncologerojr
    Very helpful. I've got some work to do...
  • 02-05-2012
    Focus05
    thanks
  • 02-06-2012
    Adrianoo
    Excellent.
    Thanks to all who put this together
  • 02-08-2012
    chickcoria
    Great post!! Thanks!!
  • 02-09-2012
    wparti00
    Awesome. Thanks
  • 02-10-2012
    jfoto757
    thanks!
  • 02-11-2012
    endless108
    good tips!
  • 02-14-2012
    tony48
    Just wanted to give my appreciation for this great link. I just joined this site and as I get into mountain biking more and more this will be very helpful, thanks very much.
  • 02-18-2012
    DLew
    Great resource, I especially like the info about WD40.
  • 02-19-2012
    CasualNerd
    Thanks heaps, been looking for something like this for ages !
  • 02-19-2012
    fvfvfv
    Thanks
  • 02-19-2012
    one lung
    Very informative. Thank you.
  • 02-19-2012
    HePE27
    cool stuff thanks!
  • 02-21-2012
    argin
    thanks for the tips
  • 02-23-2012
    lov2bike01
    Nicely done.
  • 02-23-2012
    santiago_sf
    what an awsome post, just what i was looking for!
  • 02-24-2012
    XC-Trail-Man24
    Good article OP-useful stuff!
  • 02-25-2012
    Ronsin909
    Nice...
  • 02-28-2012
    vylanous
    Cool! Very helpful to a guy who hasn't rode or much less adjusted a pair of brakes in a decade.
  • 02-28-2012
    -Boat-
    Good info....Thanks.:thumbsup:
  • 02-29-2012
    J-aec
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by endless108 View Post
    good tips!

    +1 :thumbsup:
  • 03-01-2012
    May23
    Thanks for sharing! i really need it.
  • 03-01-2012
    velveteer
    Very informative
  • 03-01-2012
    Cazper37
    Excellent info here, thanks!
  • 03-03-2012
    rhysjenz
    Wow this could've saved me some $$ at the local bike shop...
  • 03-03-2012
    bsfswisher
    Thank you!
  • 03-05-2012
    thatonedude
    so many questions have been answered thanks alot
  • 03-06-2012
    raider32assassin
    Thanks for the link
  • 03-07-2012
    Koin
    Thanks!
  • 03-07-2012
    mgdeftones
    Thanks for sharing!
  • 03-08-2012
    TRaGiK
    Thanks
  • 03-08-2012
    Blazing Hornet
    Wow, that is an awesome in depth guide. Thanks
  • 03-10-2012
    HotJoint
    Damn, good info!
  • 03-16-2012
    Rival
    thanks for the info!
  • 03-16-2012
    JTF2
    Very good info here. This will help me immensely.
  • 03-18-2012
    cmg71
    top work for taking the time to collate all that info :thumbsup:
  • 03-18-2012
    justdaman
    thank you for this! great job!
  • 03-18-2012
    bob13bob
    I think a guide with more basics and pictures might be better for beginners like me.
    I found this one
    Workshop: How To Clean And Lube Your Bike - BikeRadar
  • 03-18-2012
    floresjc
    Thanks, much helpful info.
  • 03-18-2012
    borntoscore97
    thanks
    thanks
  • 03-19-2012
    Lucidor
    :thumbsup:
  • 03-20-2012
    mamotchan
    wow... thnx a lot for this guide
  • 03-20-2012
    29ernb
    very good guide for cleaning and maintenance. clean and lubed my bike yesterday. made a difference in the drivetrain. also important to check all the fasteners. I noticed that my derailleur hanger bolt was lose. put new threadlock on it and retightened it.
  • 03-20-2012
    jsunv
    very comprehensive and useful information, thanks for sharing!
  • 03-22-2012
    rocketfoot
    Guide
    Really helped!
  • 03-22-2012
    eric1991
    Thank you for this guide definitely going to come in handy
  • 03-23-2012
    36dbldz
    thx for post
  • 03-24-2012
    mrpalaviccini
    Awesome info!
    see title :)
  • 03-24-2012
    iRide4fun
    A lot of helpful information. Have to sit down and give that a good read.
  • 03-24-2012
    calialx1
    this has helped a ton, thanks!
  • 03-29-2012
    drtoph
    Great guide. Just did my first thorough clean of my bike after reading this a couple of times. Also really appreciate the V8 pedal rebuild as these are the pedals that i have!
  • 04-01-2012
    mustangGT
    does anyone use car spray wax?
  • 04-01-2012
    Max Q
    Good info. Thanks!
  • 04-04-2012
    TwigJumper
    Cool beans!
  • 04-04-2012
    FNG_Rider
    definately using this
    Begin a new rider, thanks for a good guide to use!
  • 04-04-2012
    jojokaizer
    thanks.