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    Hey all,
    As the title suggests i have just started out, got my self a second hand bike for my daily commute, and have questions.
    Mainly i need help and advice for the maintenance and upkeep of my bike.
    Id appreciate any and all advice.

    iv brought a 2017 Daelim daystar 125 with 1600 miles on the clock.
    my commute will be around 30 miles a day, five days a week and through London (if that means anything).

    How often would you guys and girls suggest i do the following.
    • change the chain
    • change the tyres
    • change the oil


    Also do you have any suggestion for maintenance of the above items and anything else i need to consider.

    i know these questions have probably been asked 1 million times but please forgive a complete lack of experience.

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    Default Re: a new rider with dumb questions

    Change the chain and tyres when they're done. Change oil every 4,000 miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Change the chain and tyres when they're done. Change oil every 4,000 miles
    What he said.

    On a newish bike there will be a maintenance schedule in the book. You could always just follow that for the other service items like plug and air filter. It'll give you a schedule for things like chain maintenance too, but at that mileage probably ideal just to go over it each weekend, check tyre pressures too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Change the chain and tyres when they're done.
    You'll need to learn how to keep them in good condition through their life and how to tell when to change them - for tyres that's before they reach the legal minimum tread depth.

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    Cheers all, any rough numbers for milage on tyres or one that you would recommend.

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    On a bike like that it won't really matter. It has fewer than 15hp after all.

    Get something with a brand name you know (michelin, Pirelli, etc: No Cheng shin or vee rubber) and you will be fine. They'll likely last ages. Like 20k+, which would be years at your mileage.

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