Warranty & After Sales

Tuesday to Thursday between 9.00 and 18.00h.
Friday from 9.00-1.00h.
Saturday from 9.00-17.00h.

Tel: (0031)-46-4587812
E-mail: aftersales@salden.nl

TIPS cleaning & maintenance Road bike/MTB
Regular maintenance does not take much effort, your bike keeps riding smoothly,

The wear is less and your bike will keep looking good. It's also a lot safer cycling on a reliable bike.

However, there are things that deserve attention or points below in the list in which you

If you don't think you are capable enough yourself, avoid worse and let someone who is capable enough advise or help you.

Of course you can always mail or call to ask what the cost would be to have it done here.

This maintenance schedule for the bike gives guidelines but must be adapted to the circumstances. A mountain bike that is used a lot in the dunes and on the beach will

need much more maintenance (for the real cycling fanatics among us: earn).

For a road bike that is mainly used in summer, an annual maintenance will usually be sufficient.

After purchasing a new bike it is important to pay attention to the following points:

loose spokes (loose spokes provide a stroke in the wheel), the adjustment of

brake cables and derailleur cables (these stretch out) and check that the lubrication is good (sometimes new bicycles are not completely lubricated). That is why we also provide a free service when you buy a new bike. Normally we follow the guideline of 500-1000km and within one year after purchase. The best thing to do is to make an appointment in our workshop in advance, because otherwise we cannot guarantee that the bike will be ready the same day and can be taken back with us. (Especially because we know from experience that not all people come from our immediate surroundings).

Tips for cleaning your bike

- If your bike has become very dirty after a tough trip, it is best not to wait too long to clean it, because dried dirt is a lot harder to remove.

- Start with greasing the bike chain, rear sprockets, front leaves and derailleurs with a degreaser. Let the degreaser work in for a while.

- Then clean the bike with a bucket of warm water and soap from top to bottom.


Never use a high-pressure cleaner, because it sprays grease from the parts and water.

spray behind the seals of your bearings. This will cause the operation to decrease very quickly and the wear and tear will be reduced.

very fast increase!

- Also clean the sides of the rims and brake pads. Remove oil, grease, sand and mud for better braking. By removing sand you also extend the life of the brake pads and rim.

- When cleaning, check that the parts are still in good condition. Pay special attention to this:

The brake pads, loose nuts and bolts, outer tyres and the inner and outer cables.

- Remove the wheels from your bike if they are very dirty.

- Then rinse the bike with clean tap water.

- When the bike is dry again you can polish it for a dazzling result.

You can use car wax for this.

- It is wise to lubricate the nuts and bolts with Vaseline to prevent corrosion.

- Last but not least, you should oil the bike.

- Of course we don't forget the environment: Be economical with lubricating oil and cleaning products.

For every ride

- Check tyre pressure.

- Check the operation of the brakes.

- Check that the quick-release devices on the wheels are securely fastened.

While cycling

- Also be attentive to small problems with your bike. Repair the defect. If that is not possible, repair the problem soon after returning home, so you don't forget to repair this small problem. Moreover, the longer you wait with maintenance, the worse it gets (possible).


An important tip to firstly extend the life of the chain and cassette and secondly to prevent your rear derailleur from hitting your rear wheel and often causing a lot of damage:

Do not cycle with a crossed gear, in other words: prevent the bike you cycle on the largest front page and rear sprocket or smallest front page and rear sprocket.

After every ride

- Clean your bike when your bike has become very dirty. Do not wait too long to clean, as dried dirt is a lot harder to remove. Matt lacquers should not be maintained with soap/cleaner or glazing agents. We recommend a sponge with water and possibly spirit. Rubbing dry with a cloth already means that you are polishing and therefore there is shine.

- It is best to run the chain with a cloth after every two or three rides. Carefully wipe the dirt off the chain with a cloth. Make sure you do not rub the dirt between the links.


- Lubricate the bike chain. If necessary, clean it thoroughly.

- Check the operation of the derailleurs.

- Lubricate the derailleur wheels.

- Check that all bolts and nuts are still tight. Use Vaseline to prevent corrosion.

- Check the outer tubes for cracks and weak spots.

- Check the wheel for loose spokes. Especially with new wheels, the spoke tension should be checked regularly during the first few months.

- Check the sides of the rims regularly. Remove oil, grease, sand and mud for better braking. Removing sand also extends the life of the brake pads and rim.


- Clean your bike thoroughly. You may come across any defects in your bike during cleaning.

- Check the saddle height.

- Check that there is no play in the headset. This is done by standing next to your bike and applying the front brake and slowly moving your bike backwards and forwards. The steering head must be free of play.

- Check that there is no play in the crankset.

- Check the condition of the brake pads.

Every six months

- Check whether the chain and cassette need to be replaced.

- Check cables for wear.

- Regularly wipe the dirt off the derailleur wheels with a cloth.

- Check the paintwork on the frame.


- Check that there is no play in the hubs. Do not over-tighten the hubs as this will increase rolling resistance. Tighten the hubs not too tight, as this will increase wear and dirt can get into the hubs.

- Remove the derailleur wheels from the derailleur and clean them thoroughly.

- Grease the hinge points of the derailleur once a year.

- Once a year lubricate the pivots and springs of the brakes.

- Remove and lubricate the pedals once a year to prevent them from getting stuck.

- Remove and lubricate the pedals once a year.

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