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Top 10 Maintenance tips:
GOOD RULES OF THUMB
No. 1 Never loan tools to friends.
No. 2 If it’s threaded, grease it.
No. 3 You can’t properly adjust a bicycle that is dirty and not lubricated.
No. 4 Perfect the art of changing a flat. No excuses.
No. 5 Nylon tire levers are better than metal ones.
No. 6 Measure twice, then cut. This especially goes for steerer tubes and integrated seatposts.
No. 7 When disassembling something, keep track of the order in which you remove parts. It takes the mystery out of putting it back together.
No. 8 Check tire pressure before every ride, especially if you’re running tubeless.
No. 9 The three most important tools to have on a ride: a multitool with a chain breaker, a pump or CO2, and a patch kit or tube.
No. 10 When tinkering with anything near your cranks, shift into the big ring first so you don’t mangle your hand on the chainring teeth.
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