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Which do you use?


It would appear that dry chain lube, may fling? Wax does not fling but can create a dirty paste after a while?


Any advice wold be greatly appreciated before I go and do the wrong thing !


I only ride in dry weather if that makes any difference?


thanks people

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Which do you use?


It would appear that dry chain lube, may fling? Wax does not fling but can create a dirty paste after a while?


Any advice wold be greatly appreciated before I go and do the wrong thing !


I only ride in dry weather if that makes any difference?


thanks people

 

Treat yourself to a scott oiler....you can them up at a reasonable cost if you hunt the net...

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I use clean engine oil, let is soak on the chain till I'm going out then wipe it...just changed chain and both sprockets which lasted 32K miles and I don't hang about.

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Ive just started using engine oil. Fed up if the sticky stuff gets everwhere and I find it hard to coat the whole chain and usually instructions are to only cover the top rung and it works round. Well my rusty in parts chain says no so I stripped it recently and used engine oil with a brush and wiped of excess with a cloth. No more issues. Ive got new chain and sprockets sat here waiting to go on but im trying to hang on now till after winter!!

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Ive just started using engine oil. Fed up if the sticky stuff gets everwhere and I find it hard to coat the whole chain and usually instructions are to only cover the top rung and it works round. Well my rusty in parts chain says no so I stripped it recently and used engine oil with a brush and wiped of excess with a cloth. No more issues. Ive got new chain and sprockets sat here waiting to go on but im trying to hang on now till after winter!!

 


Benn is offering classes in how to oil a bike chain.....or how not to..... :up:

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Which do you use?


It would appear that dry chain lube, may fling? Wax does not fling but can create a dirty paste after a while?


Any advice wold be greatly appreciated before I go and do the wrong thing !


I only ride in dry weather if that makes any difference?


thanks people

 

Treat yourself to a scott oiler....you can them up at a reasonable cost if you hunt the net...

 


YES! Set it up right and it will never run dry. Mine flings a little off, but its caught by the chain guard anyway so don't ever get any on the wheels

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