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Really, when lubricating your bike all you have too look is moving parts, where metal pieces move against one another. The moving parts of your bikes include: chain, pedal, derailleur etc. The moving parts play a role in transmitting your legs power to the drive wheels to let your bike move. Please use a specially-formulated bike lubricant and not any old junk that you find in your garage. Oil that is too thin will dissipate quickly and not hold. To help your work you can use an old brush or use a specific tool like chain cleaning system. You also need some old newspapers to prevent the lubricant comes pollute your floor. It's better to do your work outside.
So which parts of your bike that need to lubricate? The image below will show you. The red dotted marks are those parts
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Chain is the bike's primary moving part and the one that needs the most love and frequent lubrication. If you ride in dusty or muddy conditions, you should clean your chain regularly.
The front and rear derailleur are what moves the chain between gears when you shift. These assemblies are made up of a number of small moving parts, including two small pulley wheels. You want to keep these clean and lubed so they don't bind up or become rigid.
Brake and derailleur cables
These cables control the operation of your brakes and allow you to shift gears. If they get rusty or seize up from lack of lubrication, you will not be able to stop properly or change gears smoothly.
Brake and shifter levers
The parts located on your handlebars, these levers are crucial for braking and changing gears. Apply a drop or two of oil to the moving points of the levers and the barrel adjusters to keep them functioning properly. Then wipe away any excess oil to keep from attracting dust.
Brake assemblies mounted on your frame at your front and back wheel. Put a few drops of oil on any moving parts that you see on them. If you have trouble recognizing these pivot points, you can squeeze the brake levers, watching closely and see where they move. Anywhere these metal parts move against each other is a good place to lubricate. Be very careful not to get any oil on your brake pads. That will make it more difficult to stop quickly.
Put a few drops of oil on the part where your pedal meets the crankarm. Again, focus on getting the oil on the moving part that rotates around the spindle, which screws into the crankarm.