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    Absolutely write a book, and include your own photography. In fact, just send what you've got there to a book agent or publisher and see if their interested in having you write the whole book first because they'll guide you through the process and probably pay you some amount in advance.

    Virtually every book on bicycle maintainence I've ever picked up had horrible photography, where you really couldn't tell what the technician was doing--typically too close-up--but yours are very clear.

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    Thanks very much Sprocketeer. The Basic Cleaning and Maintenance is currently being, well, cleaned and maintained, so at some point in the next week or so it will have been considerably revised and updated. There'll be more pictures, many of which will be linked to a larger version for even clearer viewing, and also more detail in the text.

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    this write up is fabulous!

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    I actually enjoyed this. I am trying to make sure I get everything done right to maintain my bike as long as possible. Just bought my first bike on friday and it has been a pleasurable two days.
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    this is all great information for everbody. I just purchased the bike and on the second or third ride, I rode in some very extreme conditions with my last bike, crossed several deep streams and afterwords merely washed the bike with water. I witnessed my bike age one year overnight, all because I didn't maintain it properly after the ride. the bike did not shift as well, the brake pads dissolved during the ride. The water trapped in the calipers caused the pistons to fuse by electrolisis into the caliper body.

    I had to take the bike in the the shop twice to correct the brakes and get the shifting corrected. They did a complete overhaul, taking out all moving parts to clean and lube them. I hope I learned my lesson.

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    This guide is really useful for me, I'll definitely be coming back to it.

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    outstanding post. This is really helpfull to thoose of us newer to the game of Mountain bikes.

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    Great work. This must've took some time Thanks for the effort.

    P.S. "I could have gone into much more detail but felt that I needed to strike a balance of information and keep coverage simple." Are you kidding??? This is the most detailed bike maintenance guide I've ever seen!

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    thanks for taking the time to make that. It was very helpful

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    Overhaul done!! The new and improved Basic Cleaning and Maintenance Guide can be found by following this link.
    Last edited by SteveUK; 03-14-2008 at 05:28 AM.

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    thanks very much!
    def useful...
    check out great video coverage of anything mtb (well almost).

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    Wow, sweet guide. Definitely going to be used in a few weeks.

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    Wow!...I read the whole thing...nice work!

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    Great guide! Lots of useful information.

    Here's a good tip: <B>Kerosene works great as a chain cleaner.</B>
    I've been using it for years to clean motorcycle and bicycle chains.
    Safe for all bicycle chains and all motorcycle standard roller, o-ring and x-ring chains.
    Simply take the chain off of the bicycle, drop it in a container with kerosene, let it soak, swish it around a bit, take it out to inspect it, use a brush on it if needed for any stubborn build up, grab the air compressor hose and blast the chain dry before lubing and reinstalling on the bicycle.
    Quick and easy
    Chainsaw bar & chain oil or motorcycle standard roller chain spray foam works great on bicycle chains.
    Last edited by KevinBicycle; 04-05-2008 at 01:09 PM.

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    Very well done. This is helpful.
    Anyone can be complicated but it takes wisdom and a conscious effort to achieve simplicity.

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    Thanks Dear, Good Job

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    Great stuff, ......Steve....!!!!

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    very informative i'd say.
    just let me add this, for cleaning the engine externally, brush it with kerosene and wipe it dry with a clean rag.
    Keep it up,more and more of us are learning from these tips

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    "just let me add this, for cleaning the engine externally, brush it with kerosene and wipe it dry with a clean rag."

    The engine?

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    Thanks for the info!

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    Thank you for this thread, and this post. Great info and thank you for the time in posting this and the right up...
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    Awesome info!

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    Cleening home alone


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    Just bought my GF Big Sur. Like every other bike I buy or find, I clean and tune, clean and tune! I will check out the link, as I'm sure there is something that will be learned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueTrain
    well, tires should be worn out before any type of "sun damage" gets to them. and armor all on your seat? er.. no.. methinks that would be a wee bit too slickery.
    you seen the sun in Arizona?
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    Thanks again!

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    Good guide, but it should be noted that WD40 and other petro-based lubricants will break down and dissolve most plastics. Not sure if that's an issue here, since the guide suggests that as much of it be removed as possible when done using it, but just something to note.

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    Do you recommend using rubbing alcohol or acetone to clean the bike chain and gears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firepac
    Do you recommend using rubbing alcohol or acetone to clean the bike chain and gears?
    No, I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firepac
    Do you recommend using rubbing alcohol or acetone to clean the bike chain and gears?
    I use it to wipe metal surfaces down. It's not a very effective degreaser, so I end up having to use a lot of it. It's also known to cause rust if left sitting there for too long, and can make plastic parts brittle if used excessively. I'd recommend tri-flow to clean the chain (lube it up, move it around, let it sit for a few minutes, and wipe it off). Tri-flow is an effective degreaser, but also lubricates, making things pretty simple. There are plenty of other ways to clean the chain, it's just what I've found most effective. A lot of people soak their chains in kerosene. I would too, I just don't have any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firepac
    Do you recommend using rubbing alcohol or acetone to clean the bike chain and gears?
    I believe I have seen people use one of these on road bike rims just before their race. I assume it is to get off all the grease and dirt so the crappy cx breaks will work a bit better.

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    New question here. So heres a stupid newbie question?

    So I have been riding most of my life but I've never bought a new bike. I was wondering if I bought a new bike online would it come pre oiled/greased? Or would i have to do it myself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscGolfDan
    So I have been riding most of my life but I've never bought a new bike. I was wondering if I bought a new bike online would it come pre oiled/greased? Or would i have to do it myself?
    Bikes would generally come from the manufacturer pre olied and greased but always a good idea to check, and apply some your self www.chain-l.com is one of the best chain oils on the market at present.'
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    My rear wheel doesn't click when I'm coasting and doesn't spin very freely...

    Do I just need to clean my cassette and freewheel assembly?

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    About how often should cleaning be done?

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    Thanks alot Steve, now that you have provided such a great guide on how to clean/maint. a bike I have no excuse to not do it now.

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    You know how some older bikes have those rubber covers over the fork shocks, is it safe to take those off without getting it clogged with dirt or mud?

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    thanks

    thanks this is great!
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    Wow! What a piece of work!!!

    I just went shopping for "very important stuff" to keep my ride smooth and clean...Shhhhh hold on....yes it's work related dear.

    Anyhow, thanx for all the info and the trouble you just got me into

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    Great job on the maintenance guide,

    I'm sure It will help many people including me.

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    Very nice, Thank you for the article.

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    Awesome guide...thanks man!

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    nice tips. thanks man

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    Thank you!

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    Thanks for the detailed guide! It is extremely helpful!

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    Nice

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    thanks!!!

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    sweeet

    This is awesome... these tips are very useful! Thanks!!

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    This helped me a lot. Thanks.

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    thanks!

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