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    We have been designated an essential business to make sure people have an avenue to get out and exercise...Yesterday, Denver and Boulder issued orders asking all residents to stay at home unless performing essential activities. The orders include bike shops as an essential business that can stay open to provide support for Coloradans and visitors during the COVID-19 outbreak, and encourage bicycling as a form of outdoor activity.

    STORE HOURS: Tuesdayto Saturday 10am to 6pm  :  CLOSED SUNDAY-MONDAY
    Limit to 6 People in the Store - SERVICE ONLY in back of Store

    CORONAVIRUS
    Derby Bicycle is ready for the CV issues at hand and currently understands the magnitude for all concerned. As many people will be at home during this time, Derby Bicycle will continue to be open and supply the biking community with service and bicycles. We understand that many people will need to get out and exercise on their bikes and that is why DBC will be open as well as keeping up the standard of sanitizing. Be aware that we have a stock of bikes but that many of the manufacturers will not be delivering for several weeks. Call if you have any questions..Thank You from all of us and be safe during this time.

    Lubing Your Bicycle

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    Drip It

    • For most riding conditions, use a bicycle-specific Teflon-based oil, such as Park Tool CL-1 or Finish Line DRY Teflon Lube, to lubricate pivot points—any part that moves—on brakes, derailleurs, and chain links. Don’t forget springs and mechanisms.
    • Use a lightweight machine or chain oil, such as those from Dumonde Tech or Pedro’s, between nipples and rim to make adjusting spokes and truing wheels easier; brake and derailleur cables to keep them moving smoothly; and brake and shift levers to ensure they function properly.
    • Choose a chain lubricant specific to the conditions you ride in. Typically, wet lubes, such as White Lightning Wet Ride, work year-round, but attract more dirt in dry conditions. Dry lubes, such as Tri-Flow Superior Dry Lubricant, don’t hold as much grit and grime, but won’t last long in wet conditions.

    Smear It

    • Use a general-purpose, medium-weight grease, such as Pedro’s Bio Grease, on bearing systems (hubs and headsets) and large-thread bolts (pedal spindles and crankarms)—basically, on parts that require assembly and disassembly. Another use: on exposed areas to stop or prevent corrosion.
    • Ceramic bearings, common on today’s high-end road bikes, produce less friction than steel ones, making them less likely to seize. For this reason, they require a lower-viscosity lubricant, such as Finish Line Ceramic Grease.
    • Metal parts that fit together and rarely move, such as a seatpost, stem, and frame, can cold-weld to each other, making disassembly nearly impossible. Coat these with anti-seize compound (Park Tool makes one) before joining them. Of all metal combos, the worst offender is titanium on titanium, threaded or not.

     

    ByJennifer Sherry and Mike Yozell from Bicycling.com