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There is a similar question (but not the same question) here and here. The short version is that regular upkeep -- chain replacement, cassette replacement, lubrication, brakes (modulo say rebleeding a hydraulic set), tires & tubes you should do at home as needed (and I've given some guidelines for the first two), and you should be familiar with basic ...


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Like everything else on a bike, there is some maintenance associated with your helmet. The pads are designed to sop-up sweat and not grind the salt into your scalp when it evaporates. (essentially, to keep them dry, you'd need to not sweat...) If you try to keep them dry with head-coverings... you are just spreading the wetness around. Not saying that ...


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Most helmets (certainly the last 6 or 7 I've owned) have the pads held in by velcro so can be removed and washed or replaced. A lot of people I know wear either a headband or a "buff" (google it, it's a brand name) to help a bit with the sweat. All that said, I'm surprised your helmet pads don't dry out. I also live in Luxembourg and I can ride morning, ...


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Power washing will clean your bike, followed by closely after forcing you to replace all your bearing compartments. This means your headset, bottom bracket, pedals, and wheels (hubs, freewheel or freehub). Do not powerwash your bike. At all. With all the effort it would take to properly "cover" all the bearing compartments, then had washing all those ...


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The performance aero wheels are loud. These companies employ the best engineers, and I am sure they are aware of the noise they create. It's marketing. You can hear a Zipp wheel being pushed through a parking lot. I think it is a lot like loud mufflers on a car. I am Mustang, hear me roar! There are two major styles for freehubs and they relate to bearing ...



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