1. Wheel Truing
Cyclists bang into pot holes and uneven roads during training and racing, there is no way to guarantee a 100% smooth. A properly trued wheel last a long time. It also helps better transfer for energy from the frame to the ground through the wheel. The spokes are tightened and aligned by using a spoke wrench.
2. Derailleur Tuning
3. Chain Check
4. Bearing Regreasing
There are many bearings in the bike components. Front and rear wheelset bearings, bottom bracket bearings, and pulley bearings. If rolling performance is a mandatory requirement for your PB, get everything stripped down and pump in fresh grease. A newly greased bearing will perform better than a poorly maintained bearing. I stripped down my bike, use different type of lubes and grease for different purpose. Check your OEM manual to confirm type of grease or lubes suitable for your bike parts.
5. Torque Check
It does not matter whether your bike is a carbon or an aluminium one. There is a reason for manufacturer to etch torque requirement on the bike parts for the mechanic to comply. Putting too much stress by tightening the bolts too much can cause crack in the bike parts. A good engineering practice always impart mandatory torque check to ensure the bolt properly secured, not too lose and not overtighten.
One of the best example, 5Nm to tighten the stem. Very often this reading goes unnoticed.
Hope this tips helps=) A well maintained bike is a safer bike.
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