Oiling the gears

Oiling the gears

I bought a new bike with a Pinion P1.18 gearbox in December 2015 and want to change the oil. Although the manufacturer states that the oil only needs changing every 10,000km or once a year, I would like to change it now. Do you have any knowledge of these gearboxes and where in the UK I can purchase the 60ml oil syringe?

Arthur Hulls

Service parts and supplies for the Pinion gearbox may be obtained from bikefix.co.uk. I should point out that to change the oil well before the service interval determined by the manufacturer is simply to incur an unnecessary cost and will not result in either improved performance or extended service life, but it probably won’t do any harm.

Richard Hallett

​​Cycle’s Technical Editor

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