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Feature Items

  • Park Tool HCW-5 Double-Ended Lockring Spanner
    $15.95

    Park's Crank and Bottom Bracket Wrench is perfect for working on old-style bottom brackets. The HCW-5 is a dual-sided lockring hook spanner, featuring a three-prong side… [more]

  • Park Tool Fixed-Gear Lockring Wrench
    $16.95

    Park's Fixed-Gear Lockring Wrench features 2 different radius hooked spanners for a precise fit, and easy removal and tightening of most fixed-gear lockrings. The HCW-17… [more]

  • Specialized Girl's Hotrock 20 (6-Speed) - 2017
    $340.00

    Someone has to have the coolest bike on the block, it might as well be your little cycling superstar. Specialized's Girl's Hotrock 20 boasts a super-strong aluminum… [more]

  • Strider Sport 12 Balance Bike - 2016
    $119.99

    Strider’s Sport 12 is a lightweight, pedal-less balance bike that allows your child to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground and easily propel the bike by… [more]

  • Planet Bike Dial Gauge Tire Gauge
    $17.99

    Planet Bike's Dial Gauge makes it easy to ensure you always have the right pressure in your tires, which makes the riding easy and helps prevent flats. Built to last,… [more]

  • Hammer Nutrition HEED (High Energy Electrolyte Drink)
    $1.99 - $58.95

    Use HEED as your one-source fuel supply whenever and wherever a sports drink is your preferred choice. Hammer's top-of-the-line fuel utilizes an all-complex-carbohydrate… [more]

  • Park Tool Spoke Wrench
    $6.99 - $9.49

    Park's professional-quality, precision-sized spoke wrenches are hardened and chrome plated for long service. Wrenches are vinyl coated in one of four colors indicating… [more]

  • Specialized Girl's Hotrock 16 Coaster - 2017
    $215.00

    Specialized's Girl's Hotrock 16 packs big-time fun into a pint-sized package. This great bike features a lightweight aluminum frame and fork that will withstand the… [more]

  • Shimano PD-A520 SPD Pedals
    $69.99

    Shimano's PD-A520 Pedals are affordable and easy to ride. Entry and exit is natural and the large platform makes pedaling simple even when your cleats are not engaged.… [more]

  • Park Tool Mini Chain Brute Chain Tool
    $18.99

    Park's Mini Chain Brute Chain Tool goes anywhere and features a V-shaped handle, a super-strong replaceable pin, and fine threads to make chain removal and installation… [more]

  • Specialized Boy's Hotrock 24 (21-Speed) - 2017
    $399.00

    Specialized's Boy's Hotrock 24 is a fun ride that's perfect for off-road exploration and urban adventure. Its aluminum frame is light and super fast, while the SR… [more]

  • Specialized Boy's Hotrock 20 Coaster - 2016/2017
    $235.00

    Specialized's Boy's Hotrock 20 Coaster is an easy way for little kids to step up to big-time fun. It features an aluminum frame built to withstand the rigors of… [more]

  • Mirrycle Incredibell Jellibell
    $12.99

    The Mirrycle Jellibell is a fun way to let pedestrians and other riders know you're coming! The Jellibell has a see-through top so you can see the gears spin as it… [more]

  • Park Tool Home Mechanic Pedal Wrench
    $11.99

    Park's Home Mechanic Pedal Wrench is great for your home workshop and event tool box. This top-quality 15mm pedal wrench provides the leverage you need to remove… [more]

  • Specialized P2 Overendz Bar Ends
    $25.00

    Specialized's P2 Overendz Bar Ends increase your hand positions and boost your leverage for climbing, too. They're made from nylon composite for minimal weight and… [more]

  • Specialized Roll - 2018
    $490.00

    Specialized's Roll has everything you need to help you along your journey to a fitter, happier you. Hop on the bike path—dirt or paved—and enjoy the smooth, efficient… [more]

  • Continental Sprinter GatorSkin (700c Tubular)
    $74.95

    The Sprinter GatorSkin inherits the best qualities of the ever-popular original Sprinter, namely the durable tread compound and effective puncture resistance. GatorSkin… [more]

  • Strider Strider 20 Sport - 2016
    $289.99

    The Strider 20 Sport is great for teenagers and adults who are just learning to ride. With solid components, great features, and impressive adjustability, this… [more]

 

Bicycle Lubrication

Bicycles are made up of many parts that work best and last longest when properly lubed. View this diagram to see the lube points for modern bicycles. Below, we explain what's involved.

Lubricants & Grease

The lubricant used the most is a liquid lube, which we sell in small drip and spray containers. We recommend purchasing our cycling-specific lubes because they're perfectly formulated for your two-wheeler. This matters because the typical all-around lubes sold at hardware stores are often too thick or too thin to lubricate your bike properly. And, they'll usually leave an oily residue that can make a mess of your machine and clothing. Also, some products will attack the seals on bike components damaging your equipment.

Liquid lubes come in a wide and sometimes confusing variety. We can recommend one perfect for your bike and our riding conditions. You only need a small container and it'll last for many rides.

Depending on how much you plan to work on your bike, you may want to pick up some grease, too. This is a thicker lube, about the consistency of Crisco shortening. We sell it in squeeze tubes.

You can't see it, but grease is what's inside the headset (steering mechanism), hubs, bottom bracket and pedals. There are bearings inside these components and they sit in a bed of grease that keeps them lubed and turning freely.

Because grease is thick and these systems are protected from the elements, it's unlikely you'll need to work on these parts. However, grease is also used to lubricate threads and parts that fit together, such as the seatpost and stem and the associated bolts. If you plan to work on these parts, it's good to have some grease on hand.

Lubing It Part By Part

How often you lube your bike depends on how you use it. Ideally, the moving parts will always be lightly lubed. A dry, squeaking bike needs lube. A bike covered with grime means you're using too much lube (or the wrong lube).

Applying lube is just a matter of dripping or spraying some on, operating the part to get the lube down inside, letting it sit for a bit for the lube to fully penetrate and then wiping off the excess.

Chain: lubricate the lower run of links (see diagram) as you pedal backwards with your hand until you've lightly coated the entire chain.


Brakes: lube the pivot points where the brake parts move against each other. If there's a quick-release mechanism and/or adjustment barrel (sometimes on the brake lever; see diagram), lightly lube these, too (on the threads for the adjustment barrel). Do NOT get lube on the brake pads or rims!

Derailleurs: wet the pivot points on the derailleur bodies. And, for the rear, while the bike's resting on its side, apply a little to the center of the derailleur pulleys. Lube the adjustment barrel, too.

Clipless pedals: apply lube if your shoes and pedals are creaking when you ride and/or it's difficult to get in or out. Remember to remove your shoes before walking into the house so you don't leave oily footprints across the carpet! 

Cables: most brake and shift cables don't require lube because they're inside nylon-lined housing. If yours bind, however, you can add lube if your bike has split housing stops. These allow accessing the cables and lubing. It's done by opening the brake quick release to create slack and then pulling slightly to free the housing from the frame stops. You can then slide the housing to get at the cable inside. For derailleurs, shift onto the largest cog or ring and then move the levers back without pedaling. This creates enough slack to get the housing out of the stops and lube the shift cables (if necessary, don't forget to lube where the cables pass beneath the bottom bracket, too).

Suspension fork: double-check that your lube won't harm nylon or rubber seals. If it's safe, you can apply a few drops to the upper fork legs and push down on your handlebars a few times to compress the fork and work the lube past the seals. This will keep the fork's action smooth.

 

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop | 8150 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Phone: 610 398-6631

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