maintenance

In a number of my other articles I promote the idea of owning your own bicycle-specific tool kit so that you are empowered to undertake basic bicycle repairs, maintenance and upgrades yourself without having to be reliant on your bike store and

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A few weeks ago I decided it was time to replace my Shimano HG53 9-speed chain on my Vivente World Randonneur bike after 22 months of use and about 9,500 km of all-season touring and commuting. To be honest I

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Over the years I have tried a number of chain lubricants, ranging from Teflon infused sprays, to chain wax and the traditional ‘wet’ chain oils/lubes. However I’ve never really been overjoyed by the performance of these products, plus most of them were

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