How to Maintain a Spinning Bike With a Squeaking Flywheel

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If your spinning bike has a squeaking fly wheel, you're going to have to start making adjustments to the way that you maintain and care for it. Maintain a spinning bike with a squeaking flywheel with help from a leading health and fitness professional in this free video clip.

Part of the Video Series: Indoor Cycling
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Hi, I'm Denise Druce, a fitness instructor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Let's look at ways you can maintain an indoor cycling or spinning bike that has a squeaky fly wheel. So as these bikes get older, they do have a tendency to get rusty and the break pads begin to dry out. So you can go to any bike shop and just get an inexpensive lubricant. They'll know exactly what you're looking for. And I found the best way to do this is instead of spraying the lubricant right on the break pads to actually spray it on a cleaning towel, get it nice and saturated and then place the towel on the side of the fly wheel and then just simply turn the pedals. And you'll just want to do that for several turns on each side of the fly wheel and then the break pads will pick up that lubricant as they come around a few times. The other thing that's really helpful is every time you stop cycling, take all of the resistance off and let the break pads have a chance to air out. Eventually they will need to be replaced, but you can maintain them for a lot longer if you just add just a little bit of lubricant when they start to get squeaky and let the break pads air out. Also wipe your bike down every time you're finished especially if you live in a humid environment or if you have a tendency to sweat a lot, make sure you wipe down the bike and especially the fly wheel and that will help a lot as well. I'm Denise Druce. For more fitness tips, please visit my website.


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