Once you’re happy that the chain is clean you can dry it with a clean rag and apply a thin layer of chain lube.
Don’t forget to give the same treatment to the chainrings and cassette!
The sad truth is that very often these hard working winter bikes receive half as much maintenance attention as our summer ready race bikes.
This certainly shouldn’t be the case – the long suffering mile munchers are often experiencing twice as much hardship each week than the thoroughbred race machines will come across all year.
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