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Tredz tips

Lubricate your chain

To keep your bike quiet and in good order, it's important to lube the chain.Do it as often as needed, but once a week after cleaning is a good place to start.

what you will need
  • You will need:
  • chain lube
  • cloth

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To get lube where it's needed, oil just the inside surface of the links. Oil on the outside will flick off, which is wasteful and messy.

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Step 1


Get a friend to hold the rear wheel off the ground or clamp the bike in a workstand.

Position the bottle of lube so it is just touching the chain on the inside surface.

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Step 2


Slowly turn the pedals forward while applying lube evenly to each link.

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Step 3


Hold the rag under the chain and slowly turn the pedals forward again to wipe excess lube from the outer surface of the links.

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Only use proper bike lubricant - generic oils won't work well and could damage your components.