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07-16-2012, 06:22 PM #26management problem
"I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary." -Yogi Berra
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07-16-2012, 07:22 PM #27
07-16-2012, 07:25 PM #28
What is this, MTBR day at TGR?
For fuck sake. Lube your chain when it sounds shitty. Clean it when it looks nasty. Use Triflow if you don't give a shit what it looks like and use a fancy ass wax/solvent lube if you need it all pretty and shit.
I buy the $16 Sram chain or the $14 KMC chain. Do I really want to put $20 worth of lube and degreaser into making it last an extra month every year?
07-16-2012, 09:17 PM #29
Not trying to cunt up the thread; i was just saying that a number of lubes contain solvents, and as long as you just lube the chain you're doing it right. Wipe dirt off, put lube on, ride the damn thing.
07-16-2012, 09:48 PM #30Registered User
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Years ago, when I raced road bikes, I used parafin for my chains. It worked great. When I got into MTB it was too much of a hassle because of the dirt and muck that comes with the sport, and the difficulty of cleaning and reapplying parafin. I switched to degreasers, and my chains became loud. I don't ride enough to really know whether it shortened their life. Now I just lube. My chains look dirty, but they are silent. I go through a lot of rags but not a lot of lube. YMMV.
I use the Tech Dumonde stuff for the same reason I use Hoppe's #9 for my guns, I like the smell. Somethign very soothing about being in the shop cleaning/lubing gear with that smell. Just as there is from being in the shop making my rifles spotless. Once again, YMMV.
07-16-2012, 10:32 PM #31All I know is that I don't know nothin'... and that's fine.
07-16-2012, 10:35 PM #32Originally Posted by Odin
07-17-2012, 09:06 AM #33