For optimum functioning of your StreetStrider, it is important to keep the chain, pivot joints and cables well lubricated. For the chain, apply a high viscosity Teflon grease to the top of the chain over the chainring, and then rotate the crank arms to distribute the grease throughout the chain. For the rod ends, we recommend a brand called Fluid Film. Place a drop or two of lube on each of the 4 rod ends, then lean the StreetStrider from side to side to distribute the lube. There are composite bushings at each pivot joint location that do not rotate 360°, such as Joints #1 and #2, the front beam center pivot, and the king pins of the steering knuckles. These bushings can operate without lubrication, but placing a little Fluid Film or other light grease at the bushing edges will help them swivel with less resistance and probably extend their wear life. To keep the steel cables from the brake levers and twist grip shifter sliding easier and to prevent corrosion, place a few drops of common machine oil onto the steel cable so that it runs down inside the black cable housing. To gain access to the brake cable, squeeze the brake levers. To gain access to the shifter cable, place the shifter in first gear and pull the black housing down away from the shifter.
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