Sunday, April 28, 2013

30DOB - Day 28

Today was a maintenance day. I broke out the Pedro's Bio Degreaser and gave the chains on my Trek and Elephant a good scrubbing.
That's not a new toothbrush, but it is new to cleaning chains. I get a new brush during my semi-annual dental checkup and cleaning. The old brush does not go to waste. See? Your dental plan can benefit your bike.

After cleaning it was time to lube the chain. Some time ago I read about long-lasting Chain-L so I thought I'd give it a try. I was warned to watch out for "strands" because this oil is so thick, especially when it's cold. To warm it up and reduce the viscosity, I let it sit on the dashboard for 30 minutes. That worked really well.
The only riding I did today was up and down the road making sure the shifters and brakes were working properly. But it's not like the day went to waste.

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