Pros don’t maintain their bikes. What about squeaky chains?

Ask a Pro Question Q Phil GaimonI understand that, as a pro, you’ll never clean or work on your own bike, but how do you deal with a squeaky chain?

I turn up the volume on my earphones.*

* I did a few weeks training alone with my headphones, and then I went out to ride with teammates (so no headphones) and noticed my training bike was making all sorts of noises.  

Ask a Pro answers every question you’ve always wanted to ask about pro cycling. Recently retired pro cyclist Phil Gaimon gathers the absolute gems from his monthly Q&A feature column in VeloNews magazine into Ask a Pro and adds a dose of fresh commentary and even more acerbic and sharp-eyed insights.

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