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PostPosted: 10:28 - 08 Jul 2023    Post subject: routine maintenance Reply with quote

is it required on modern bikes?

my wench bought a Liv road bike a few years ago but since retiring in spring of 22 the bike has been sat in the garage unused.

do they require servicing/maintaining?

i have a can of GT85 at the ready, what a smell Very Happy
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PostPosted: 10:44 - 08 Jul 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cleaning and lubing shifters, chain, wheel bearings and checking the bearings and various parts are properly tightened. Adjusting the shifters as necessary. Check brake pads for wear. Maybe give the wheels a true-up or at least a check.

Not sure what sort of bottom bracket they have, many are sealed these days so just need to be not loose.
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PostPosted: 12:44 - 08 Jul 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont know what half of that means, but thanks Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 15:15 - 08 Jul 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes bikes need maintenance, how much and what will depend on how the bike has been used.

Calvin Jones will show you how to do stuff. https://www.youtube.com/@parktool/videos

Preventative servicing is preferable to fixing stuff when it breaks or stops working properly.
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PostPosted: 19:25 - 08 Jul 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Ste that link is very helpful Thumbs Up
the bike was just used to cycle to work and back on the road. about a mile each way.
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