If you own a bike, you need to keep it working and in order to do that, you have to do a couple of basic steps in maintenance: lubing up your working parts would be one of them. Avoid seizing and just a plain crap ride and find the right lube for the different parts of your bike so that you can keep rolling.
Now, you can’t just go and WD-40 the whole thing and hope for the best because it might just not be what you need to use. Lubes come with different compounds, textures and purposes and there are specific types of lubes for specific parts.
First thing that any biker always lubes up is the drivetrain (the derailleur, chain, freewheel and crankset). It is always important to remember that you need to use the lube that is most reflective of the type of riding you do, as well as the type of weather you ride in.
I like being thorough and bike mechanics requires a lot of attention to detail. If you don’t get it right the first time, your ride suffers. And the level of competence, time and patience can result in either a good ride or an accident.
This tutorial is about how to install a bottom bracket, which is the point on the frame around which your pedals revolve.
There are different types of bottom brackets.
You’ve got the cup-and-cone.
You’ve got the cartridge. That tool above the crank arm is what will be used to remove the bracket.
And the one-piece crank bottom bracket.
A man and his rag: In this video we give you a quick overview of how keep your bike in superb running condition by keeping your drivetrain (i.e. cassette, chain, chain rings, dearailleur) clean. with a Rag Edition.
First thing, if you don't have a handy dandy chain cleaner, like the one in the video. Most people probably don't, but they do a great job of cleaning the bike chain.