Best chain care??


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Post Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:23 am

Best chain care??

Now then boys and girls, nice to be back, hope you're all doin splendidly!

I've just got a new chain n sprocket set - I got the DID Extreme upgrade X Ring set up, and since pullingmy old knackered one off, and realising just how much shit had accumulated under the front sprocket housing, wanna really try and avoid it happening again, as she's now all clean as a whistle with no traces of old manky chain lube anywhere!
I just wanted to know your own tips to keep it in best order?
People say scottoiler but it flirts shit everywhere, the one I like best is just to use a bit if engine oil on a brush, wipe the chain with it, then clean off with a rag and leave for the night?
What d'ust reckon?

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Post Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:28 am

Re: Best chain care??

I have used all kinds except scot oiler, just don't like the thought.
Dry lube seems good but always looks like it needs lubing, and rain makes your chain rust a bit.
Regular sticky chain Lube is good at its job, but gets everywhere and a bitch to clean off your wheels.
I have just been trying 20w40 with a brush and all seems good for now.
If you were touring I think I would go for a small can of dry lube and use often.
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Post Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:43 am

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Best chain care is to clean it often!!!
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Post Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:20 pm

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Clean it regularly and use Wurth high performance dry chain lube. I've not suffered from any rusting with the Wurth products.
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Post Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:59 pm

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Did I say clean it regularly :dude:
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Post Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:58 pm

Re: Best chain care??

I use a scotoiler, I brought it as I was feeling lazy but it's an awesome bit of kit & makes the chain & sprockets last for ever & it hardly ever needs adjusting. Also being oil it works its way through the links & with the chain fully lubed all the time the gear changes are noticeably smooth.

I also clean the chain every now & then by putting the bike on the paddock stand, removing the rear wheel & running it through a washing up bowl of parafin & going at it with a paintbrush to clean off all the grit etc that sticks to it.
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