Bicycle maintenance service intervals - article feedback

BikeGremlin

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Many (most?) of my articles serve to help me answer frequently asked questions by just sending a link (colour me lazy :) ). This is one of those, explaining and discussing: "Bicycle maintenance service intervals."

If you have any questions, additions or corrections, please use this thread.

Relja DIY Novović
 
I think that, in general, everything is planned reasonably. But it is somewhat naive to assume that most bike owners will follow all the points ;)

And a lot depends on how to approach the issue of maintenance... After all, this may be a necessary procedure, but it does not bring pleasure. Or it may be that any work with a bicycle is a pleasure. Just because a person likes to do something with their own hands.
I belong to the second category. And the maintenance process happens all the time 🤣 That is, wiping the bike after each trip (well, yes, I am like that), you automatically feel all the connections with your hands and check for backlash. And if necessary, you immediately correct the situation.
But for me, a bicycle is not a means of transportation for every day. Rather, it is a hobby and an opportunity to satisfy your love for various kinds of hardware :)
 
I think that, in general, everything is planned reasonably. But it is somewhat naive to assume that most bike owners will follow all the points ;)

And a lot depends on how to approach the issue of maintenance... After all, this may be a necessary procedure, but it does not bring pleasure. Or it may be that any work with a bicycle is a pleasure. Just because a person likes to do something with their own hands.
I belong to the second category. And the maintenance process happens all the time 🤣 That is, wiping the bike after each trip (well, yes, I am like that), you automatically feel all the connections with your hands and check for backlash. And if necessary, you immediately correct the situation.
But for me, a bicycle is not a means of transportation for every day. Rather, it is a hobby and an opportunity to satisfy your love for various kinds of hardware :)

I agree - and don't expect people (or mechanics for that matter) to strictly follow that schedule. Sometimes it's even more reasonable to skip or prolong it, for example: I usually wait for the winter (and "salty roads") to end before replacing the chain and cassette. Likewise, depending on one's riding style and conditions, different things may require different service intervals (either shorter or longer).

With all that in mind, the main idea for the article was to provide a "rough guide," primarily for novices, to know when to check what, and what to expect to be due for replacement. The "italic" information about the "consequences" of skipping each "point" should hopefully help everyone understand why and decide for themselves what their priorities should be.

Relja
 
Maybe I would add an item related to the rear wheels with ratchet, for example DT 350. No matter how much you drive, clean the ratchet at least once a season and apply fresh grease. Moreover, this is done simply and without the use of tools.
 
Maybe I would add an item related to the rear wheels with ratchet, for example DT 350. No matter how much you drive, clean the ratchet at least once a season and apply fresh grease. Moreover, this is done simply and without the use of tools.

Great suggestion - I 100% agree, and I've updated the articles.

Relja
 
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