What to do with a new bike!

Westerberg Posts: 652
edited May 2010 in Workshop
Hi all,

Have a new bike arrived fresh out the box. I've done the noddy stuff (checked skewers, brakes, indexing, headset, adjusted seat height). Seems to have a film of lube already on the drivetrain.

What have I forgotten? Do manufacturers usually lube cables etc.. before transport? Should I use some light oil to kick them off?


  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    if everything is indexing fine, it doesn't sound like there's anything wrong with the cables.

    Next thing to do is ride it...
  • bexley5200
    bexley5200 Posts: 692
    check the brakes before you ride
    going downhill slowly
  • cycologist
    cycologist Posts: 721
    New bike ? - Ride it !
    Two wheels good,four wheels bad
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,872
    i'd also check if stem is tight, and tyre pressure ok

    now ride
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny