I just cleaned and re-lubed my bike — and added a basket. I’m excited for spring weather!
Happily, the Camera has some bike tune-up tips for spring, including:
Your bicycle’s chain may need a quick lubing with chain oil after a winters rest. Dont over-lube your bike chain, though, since oil can carry grit into the bikes inner workings and cause over wear.
On his Web site, the late bicycle guru Sheldon Brown suggests this technique: Rotate your bikes pedals backward, then oil the top part of your bicycle chain on the side that faces the sprockets with a few drops from a drip-oil can for best results.