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Feature Items

  • Specialized Boy's Hotrock 16 Coaster - 2017
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (4 Reviews)

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

  • Specialized Expert Road Shoes
    $146.00 - $200.00
    Product Rating
    4.0 stars
     (5 Reviews)

    Just slide your feet into Specialized's Expert Road Shoes and you'll know you made the right choice. Equipped with Specialized's FACT carbon soles for feathery low… [more]

  • Specialized Rime MTB Shoes

    Much like the all-mountain riding they're designed for, Specialized's Rime MTB Shoes do it all. Just the right amount of stiffness is built in for efficient pedaling… [more]

  • Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29 - 2014
    Product Rating
    4.5 stars
     (18 Reviews)

    Roll faster than ever on Specialized's Hardrock Sport Disc 29er! This do-it-all rig features a lively A1 Premium aluminum frame, a plush SR Suntour suspension fork and… [more]

  • Specialized All Condition Armadillo Elite Tire
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (3 Reviews)

    If you place a premium on versatility, the All Condition Armadillo Elite Tire is for you. The siped tread pattern offers excellent wet and dry traction, rolls fast and… [more]

  • Specialized Girl's Hotrock 24 (7-Speed) - 2016/2017
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (3 Reviews)

    Your 24/7 ball of energy can tackle any terrain with ease on Specialized's Girl's Hotrock 24! This cool ride features an agile and durable aluminum frame, a… [more]

  • Specialized BG Gel Gloves - Women's

    The Specialized Women's BG Gel Gloves feature thick, durable gel foam padding with Specialized's Body Geometry technology to cushion vibrations, protect your hands, and… [more]

  • Specialized Renegade Control 2Bliss Ready Tire (29-inch)

    When flat-out speed is the goal, look to Specialized's Renegade Control Tire to take you to the front. Its well-spaced, low-profile knobs zip over hardpack, and still… [more]

  • Park Tool Folding Hex Wrench Set (3-10mm)

    Park's Hex Wrench Set offers 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10mm Allen wrenches with chamfered tips for a great grip and easy use. The one-piece fiber-reinforced-resin handle is… [more]

  • Specialized Air Tool MTB Floor Pump

    Specialized's Air Tool MTB Floor Pump boasts a huge steel body for high-volume, low-pressure tires. Rugged internals, a long hose, sturdy handle, and a three-sided base… [more]

  • Specialized Rhythm Lite Tire (16-inch)

    If your burgeoning rider is looking for a cool new tire, be sure to check out Specialized's Rhythm Lite. It features a tightly packed center tread for low rolling… [more]

  • Specialized Kid's LoDown Gloves

    Want the down-low on a great pair of bike gloves? The Specialized Kid's LoDown Gloves are just the thing for little rippers who want maximum control with a no-nonsense… [more]

  • Park Tool Bottom Bracket Tool (Octalink / Isis)

    Park's BBT-18 is a heavy duty, investment cast tool for installing and removing all Shimano, ISIS Drive, and ISIS Overdrive 8-notch bottom bracket cups. [more]

  • Park Tool Double-Ended Cone Wrench

    Park's Double-Ended Cone Wrenches are designed for home mechanics. They're made of thin tool steel to fit the low-clearance adjusting nuts and cone flats on a variety of… [more]

  • SRAM PG-980 9-Speed Cassette

    When it's time to replace your 9-speed cassette, check out SRAM's PG-980 cassette. It delivers solid shifting and durability for your 9-speed rig. [more]

  • Park Tool Cable Stretcher

    Commonly referred to as a 4th Hand, Park's Cable Stretcher pulls cables tight. Its one-hand operation and thumblock holds the cable so you can easily maintain cable… [more]

  • Fox Launch Elbow Pads

    Fox's Launch Elbow pads feature a ribbed hard shell forearm and elbow cup for superior impact and trail rash protection. The molded Biofoam chassis dissipates force in… [more]

  • Mirrycle Mountain Mirrycle Mirror
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (8 Reviews)

    The Mountain Mirrycle Mirror quickly attaches to most any flat handlebar using the supplied wrench. Its convex mirror provides a wide field of view to help you clearly… [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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