Simon is here for a special maintenance episode of Ask GCN. Including the can of worms question “How Often To Lubricate & Degrease A Chain”.
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Ex-Professional Cyclist Simon Richardson puts on the workshop apron and gets his hands dirty whilst answering questions you submitted.
This week’s topics include:
– How Often To Lubricate/Degrease Your Drivetrain
– What is the benefit or importance of a stiff bike?
– Can a 24mm chainset work with a 30mm bottom bracket?
– How do I index gears? How To Index Your Gears – Adjusting Your Rear Derailleur 📹
– Why do pros sit so far forward on their saddle? Why Do Professional Cyclists Slam Their Stems? 📹
– Sometimes when I pedal the wheel turns, and other times I can pedal and the chain has no tension and spins and the wheel doesn’t move.
– Why do pros race with 25c tyres if 28c tyres save you watts?
– I want to go faster, what tyres should I use?
– My FTP on the road is 245watts, but on Zwift it is less. Why?
– Is there such a thing as heat training?
– My cranks are creaking and it only happens when in the big-ring. How To Fix Your Bike – Find Your Creak! 📹
– What is the ideal position or angle to have your handlebars at? How To Choose The Right Handlebars For Your Road Bike 📹

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