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Cleaning the Chain – The First Try

Having had my bike for about a month, and covering about 140 miles in that time, I decided it was time to give the chain and mechanism a bit of a clean.

To be honest, I probably should have done this a bit sooner. I’d notice the ride was getting a bit noisy and not quite as smooth as it was when I’d first bought the bike, a bit of a sign that maybe it was starting to get gunked up – and hardly a surprise considering I take it on gravel routes, including at post-rain times with puddles. Continue reading