Look 555 1,000 Summer Service – Fourth service in 2010

My Look 555 received its fourth service for 2010, a 1,000 kilometre service at 15,514 km, approximately 1,549 km since the last service.    I try to do regular services at 500 km intervals (winter-spring) and 1,000 km services during the summer-autumn period. This will be the last 1,000 kilometre service until summer 2010 now.  Anyway, this 1,000 km service consists of:

  1. Degreasing the chain using a Park’s Tool CM-5 Cyclone Chain Scrubber and Australian Export degreaser;
  2. Application of Rock and Roll Gold chain lube to the chain;
  3. Checking of chain wear with a Park Tools CC-3 Chain Wear indicator.  All is looking good at this point;
  4. The rear shifter cable outer is showing signs of damage so looks like a replacement will be need soon;
  5. I went over the bike checking the bolts and screws – nothing loose which is nice to know;
  6. Cleaned the bike. Tried out an idea suggested on the Australian Cycling Forums of using Johnson Baby Wipes to clean the bike.  Not convinced this is a great idea – all it seemed to achieve was a lot waste, so will be back to my normal method;
  7. No other issues where noted. Tyre wear is okay and brake pad wear is okay.


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