Lubricate Moving Bike Parts

Introduction

The main element that you need to regularly lubricate on a bike is the chain. A few drops can also keep the cables running freely. The final spots to lubricate on a bike are the pivot points of derailer and brake mechanisms, the pivot points of brake levers and the jockey wheels of the rear derailer.

Step 1

Observe - Lubricate Moving Bike Parts

Observe

Watch the operation of the mechanism to identify the pivot points to see where you need to lubricate on the bike part.

Step 2

Target - Lubricate Moving Bike Parts

Target

Use a small brush or the tube nozzle of a spray lube to apply a drop of lube to each pivot point on the bike part.

Step 3

Clean - Lubricate Moving Bike Parts

Clean

Wipe off excess lubrication with a rag.

Step 4

Jockey Wheels - Lubricate Moving Bike Parts

Jockey Wheels

Lean the bike to the left against a wall. Turn the pedals backwards and observe the line where the jockey wheels rotate. Use a small brush or the tube nozzle of a spray can to apply a few drops of lubricant along the line. Turn the pedals backwards to draw the liquid into the bearing.

Step 5

Clean - Lubricate Moving Bike Parts

Clean

Wipe off excess lubrication with a rag.