This diagram is making the rounds on the various social networking sites. Spingineer tells me this was originally posted by George Takei (aka “Sulu”) who joked that he hoped Scotty didn’t follow this flowchart.
WD-40, incidentally, is your bike shop’s favorite lube.
In anticipation of California’s winter rainy season, I’ve deferred cleaning and let grime build up on my bike’s moving parts. The result, unfortunately, is poor shifting, so I bit the bullet and washed dirt and filth from the chain, derailleurs and cogs. I also scrubbed roadkill remains stuck to my downtube. Yes, I had chunks of venison on the bottom of my bike.