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.


About the Author

Based in Austin, Texas, Jolie Johnson has been in the fitness industry for over 12 years and has been writing fitness-related articles since 2008 for various websites. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy from the University of Illinois.

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