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Do-It-Yourself Bike Tune-Up: A 5-Step Checklist

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Nov 28, 2012
  • Updated Feb 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM UTC
Tuning your bike is a fairly easy process. Photo: Nils Nilsen

Learn how to tune up your bike to save time and money.

Clean the chain.
Most wet chain lubes double as excellent degreasers. Cover the chain in the lube, grip the lower segment of the chain with a towel and pedal backward. Keep scrubbing until the chain sparkles.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at Ahersh@competitorgroup.com.

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