How to Lubricate the Tony Little Gazelle

By Jolie Johnson

The Tony Little Gazelle is a compact, in-home aerobic device. The suspended pedals move in a back and forth gliding motion, making this a low-impact exercise option. The Gazelle is a lightweight cardio machine, weighing between 40 and 50 lbs., depending on the model. Since there is no motor or tread belt, the Gazelle doesn't require a lot of maintenance. However, the manufacturer recommends oiling the device, if it begins squeaking or making other noises.

Spray a light coating of white lithium grease on moving parts -- such as the joint where the swing arms meet the pedal arms -- and the joint where the swing arms meet the frame.

Wipe any excess grease off with a dry, soft cloth.

Apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly to the axle tube at the top of the machine.

Spray a water-displacing oil on the cable holders at the top and bottom of the rear swing cables. Wipe off any excess oil.

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