Lubricate Moving Bike Parts

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Introduction

The main element that you need to regularly lubricate on a bike is the chain. A few drops can also keep the cables running freely. The final spots to lubricate on a bike are the pivot points of derailer and brake mechanisms, the pivot points of brake levers and the jockey wheels of the rear derailer.

Step 1

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<h3>Step 1</h3><p>Watch the operation of the mechanism to identify the pivot points to see where you need to lubricate on the bike part.
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Observe

Watch the operation of the mechanism to identify the pivot points to see where you need to lubricate on the bike part.

Step 2

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<h3>Step 2</h3><p>Use a small brush or the tube nozzle of a spray lube to apply a drop of lube to each pivot point on the bike part.
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Target

Use a small brush or the tube nozzle of a spray lube to apply a drop of lube to each pivot point on the bike part.

Step 3

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<h3>Step 3</h3><p>Wipe off excess lubrication with a rag.
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Clean

Wipe off excess lubrication with a rag.

Step 4

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<h3>Step 4</h3><p>Lean the bike to the left against a wall. Turn the pedals backwards and observe the line where the jockey wheels rotate. Use a small brush or the tube nozzle of a spray can to apply a few drops of lubricant along the line. Turn the pedals backwards to draw the liquid into the bearing.
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Jockey Wheels

Lean the bike to the left against a wall. Turn the pedals backwards and observe the line where the jockey wheels rotate. Use a small brush or the tube nozzle of a spray can to apply a few drops of lubricant along the line. Turn the pedals backwards to draw the liquid into the bearing.

Step 5

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<h3>Step 5</h3><p>Wipe off excess lubrication with a rag.
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Clean

Wipe off excess lubrication with a rag.

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