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[email protected] July 26th 08 09:14 PM

Best grease for chains/sprockets
 
I've noticed many of my bikes have badly worn sprockets. I've oiled
them and cleaned them as I should, but the wear is there. Has anyone
tried chainsaw chain oil on a bike chain?

Tom Sherman[_2_] July 26th 08 09:19 PM

Best grease for chains/sprockets
 
wrote:
I've noticed many of my bikes have badly worn sprockets. I've oiled
them and cleaned them as I should, but the wear is there. Has anyone
tried chainsaw chain oil on a bike chain?


Chainsaw oil is a good (and relatively inexpensive) choice, since it has
a solvent fraction that allows penetration between the pins and rollers,
and then evaporates, leaving the heavier lubricant fraction in place.

Some relevant reading material:
http://sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.html and
http://sheldonbrown.com/chains.html.

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Tom Sherman - Holstein-Friesland Bovinia
"People who had no mercy will find none." - Anon.


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