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Remove the valve cap and fully deflate the tube by depressing the valve ICAbike01 stem with the hooked end of your tire lever. There are two main types of valve stems, a schrader valve and a presta valve. This tutorial is based on a schrader valve, but I will be covering the different valve types in another tutorial.
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After you have removed one side of the tire, the other side should come off very easily.
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Listen carefully to the entire circumference of the tube; you should hear a hissing sound that will indicate where the leak is. As a last resort you can submerge the tube in water and watch for bubbles, but you¡¯ll want to avoid doing this as you¡¯ll need the tube to be completely dry in order for the patch glue to work.
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I don¡¯t recommend using either motor oil or 3in1 oil to lubricate the chain. Motor oil is too heavy and won¡¯t fully penetrate the rollers, and 3in1 oil is vegetable based and will gum up the chain. I also don¡¯t recommend using wax lubricants because while they don¡¯t collect as much dirt, they are a lot of hassle to apply correctly, and wax is simply not as good a lubricant as oil. I do recommend mineral based chain oils like Finish Line Cross Country or Phil Wood Tenacious Oil because they do the best job of fighting corrosion and don¡¯t wash away when they get wet.
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Shift your gears into the middle sprocket both front and rear. Remember that oil does a good job of spreading itself, so try not to over-apply the lubricant. Lubricate the inner circumference of the chain, on the side that faces the sprockets along the top of the lower run of the chain. Run the chain backwards while dropping oil down both sides of the rollers.
Shift through all of the gears to spread the lubricant evenly through the drivetrain. Then use a rag to wipe off any excess oil.