Cleaning the Bike
The last job is very important. All the parts that
were cleaned and degreased have to be well lubricated.
This is especially true for the chain.
Apply the chain lubricant on the inner side of the
chain. A drop of lubricant for the chain link will do
(see the picture). Drive the chain for a few times over
the chain rings, so that the lubricant is absorbed in
the chain evenly. Ideally you should wait over night in
order to get best absorption, then wipe off the excess lubricant. If you don't
wipe it off, more dirt will attach to the chain during
Lubricate also other moving parts in the derailleur,
shifters, SPD pedals, brake and brake levers, etc.
you have a real leather saddle, you should take care of
it as well. Use polish or cream for leather furniture. In
this way the saddle will last much longer as all other
parts of your bike will, if you take good care of them.