One of the easiest things you can do to your bike to keep it nice and quiet is to keep your chain well-oiled and clean. We sell a variety of chain lubricants all designed to clean and oil your chain at the same time. Our shop favorite is the Rock’n'Roll Extreme lube. The lubricant is suspended in a carrier fluid that flushes out all the gunk in your chain and replaces it with fresh stuff.
4oz bottles retail for $9 and can last years with proper application. The cleaner and more well-oiled your chain is the better it works and the longer it lasts. Many chains are said to be worn out after 2000 miles of riding on them, but if they are clean, shiny, oiled chains they might last for 3000 miles, depending on other riding conditions. Instead of removing your chain, soaking it in solvent, scrubbing it with a brush, and reinstalling it, you can take 5 minutes to drench your chain in Rock’n'Roll lube, freewheel backwards to work it all in, and then wipe off the excess with a rag. Sparkling clean everytime! This minute investment can yield so much return by way of replacing your chain less frequently, less wear on your cogs, and a quieter, more efficient ride.
We are more than happy to demonstrate proper oil application anytime you are by with your bike. We also offer a quick lube up service for $2.00, which includes a light oil and clean of your chain as well as adding a drop of oil to all the moving pivots in your derailleurs and brakes. Take care of those tiny little squeaks before they turn into giant creaks and groans.
If you already have a bottle of Rock’n'Roll lube, we can also supply big refill size bottles, or we can refill your bottle of Rock’n'Roll for $6; $2 less than the retail of a new 4oz bottle!