Is there one item we forget to service/lube...

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by TonyEnjoyD, 7 Aug 2012.

  1. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    I noticed on Friday that the ratchets on my road shoes were getting a bit iffy, "damn" I thought..."do i need new ratchet straps?"

    Nope, a clean with a toothbrush (wife's Braun electric was very handy for this...and YES, I did rinse it after use), then a squirt of TFT and a wipe down later they are like new... I couldn't believe the difference.
    Now on my monthly schedule.

    I also found a small stone wedged into the cleat was he reason why clipping in/out was a bit off last week!

    Do you do yours?
     
  2. Dragonwight

    Dragonwight Guest

    SPD shoes with laces so no ratchets, although I do tighten and adjust cleats but only when they cause problems. I did manage to get some WD40 on one of the pedals the other week that made getting my foot in fun leaving me with a large gash up my leg.
     
  3. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    I forgot to clean my chain after oiling it. Only discovered this when i looked at my crank:cry: had to
    re clean my joy toy again and buy a new tooth brush.
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Ensure the mounting bracket of the Edge 705 is free from muck - they have a habbit of falling off if not ! :blush:
     
  5. Spiky Simon

    Spiky Simon Regular

    Location:
    Bristol
    I'm glad you rinsed the toothbrush before using it on your shoes :laugh:
     
  6. KRUSSELL

    KRUSSELL Active Member

    Location:
    Wellingborough
    Glar you rinsed it before cleaning your teeth:wahhey:
     
  7. OP
    OP
    TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Teeth on the chainring...defo
     
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