There’s a saying: a clean bike is a fast bike, and as cliche as it sounds, there’s a huge amount of truth in it.
The proper function of a bike depends on a number of moving parts being able to, well, move. Without movement, it’s little more than an expensive garage ornament. Retaining this simple functionality relies on those components being clean and lubricated at regular intervals, and not simply left in the garage coated in the dry remnants of mud that once lived on the gravel road you rode through last weekend.
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