Bike maintenance for dummies.

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19 Oct
12:22pm, 19 Oct 2016
20185 posts
eL Bee!
CStar - I'm a bit over the top with mine and every couple of weeks* I'll give the cables a thorough clean, and I have a fantastic cable specific lube I use very sparingly for the part that runs inside the housing.

*or after any particularly wet/grimy ride
20 Oct
7:58pm, 20 Oct 2016
2349 posts
mr d
Back wheel on my single speed is a bit stiff, really noticed it on hill home. It seems to be on true and isn't rubbing on brakes or mudguard but is not spinning freely.

Any ideas before my trip the lbs.
7:44am, 21 Oct 2016
3333 posts
Pou Pou LePhoõk
By 'stiff' do you mean if feels slower?
Tyre pumped up properly?

Does it spin freely when off the ground?

Does it spin freely when off the ground and the chain is off?
If no then wheel bearings or freewheel
If yes then (probably) chain or (possibly) chainset

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