Re: Newbie with clutch question
The clutches sometimes are very hard to operate when new. They get easier to squeeze in as the engine breaks in. Untill then you can lube the clutch cable with a quality lube such as White lightning, Tri-Flow, Bike Aid, or any quality oil. Do NOT use WD40.
Even if you have to use automotive 5w30, it is better than WD40.
Lubing the cable is part of routine maintenance anyways, so the practice won't hurt either.
Also be sure that there are no sharp bends or kinks in the cable as you have it routed along and attached to the bicycle.
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