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Old October 4th 03, 12:15 AM
David Trudgett
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Suzy Jackson wrote:

"Tim Jones" wrote in message
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Other than expensive bike store lubricant, what do people use for oiling
their chain?

Motorcycle chain oil?



This is IMHO by far the best stuff to use. It foams when it comes out of
the can, to penetrate in under the rollers, and is a decent weight, so it
stays there. I use motorcycle chain oil on all my bikes (racing and
commuting).

Failing that, ordinary motor oil is good too.

Just don't use wax or white lightning, as its build up is _really_ hard to
remove.


I use Singer light machine oil on mine, and it seems to work OK, but
I've never used anything else. so I can't compare it with anything...

David


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Old October 4th 03, 09:13 AM
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"Suzy Jackson" wrote in message
...
"Tim Jones" wrote in message
. au...
Other than expensive bike store lubricant, what do people use for oiling
their chain?

Motorcycle chain oil?


This is IMHO by far the best stuff to use. It foams when it comes out of
the can, to penetrate in under the rollers, and is a decent weight, so it
stays there. I use motorcycle chain oil on all my bikes (racing and
commuting).

Failing that, ordinary motor oil is good too.

Just don't use wax or white lightning, as its build up is _really_ hard to
remove.


Thanks for the answers everyone!

Tim


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Old October 4th 03, 09:13 AM
Tim Jones
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"Suzy Jackson" wrote in message
...
"Tim Jones" wrote in message
. au...
Other than expensive bike store lubricant, what do people use for oiling
their chain?

Motorcycle chain oil?


This is IMHO by far the best stuff to use. It foams when it comes out of
the can, to penetrate in under the rollers, and is a decent weight, so it
stays there. I use motorcycle chain oil on all my bikes (racing and
commuting).

Failing that, ordinary motor oil is good too.

Just don't use wax or white lightning, as its build up is _really_ hard to
remove.


Thanks for the answers everyone!

Tim


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Old October 4th 03, 09:13 AM
Tim Jones
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"Suzy Jackson" wrote in message
...
"Tim Jones" wrote in message
. au...
Other than expensive bike store lubricant, what do people use for oiling
their chain?

Motorcycle chain oil?


This is IMHO by far the best stuff to use. It foams when it comes out of
the can, to penetrate in under the rollers, and is a decent weight, so it
stays there. I use motorcycle chain oil on all my bikes (racing and
commuting).

Failing that, ordinary motor oil is good too.

Just don't use wax or white lightning, as its build up is _really_ hard to
remove.


Thanks for the answers everyone!

Tim


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Old October 4th 03, 12:02 PM
Mike
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Tim Jones wrote:

Other than expensive bike store lubricant, what do people use for oiling
their chain?

Motorcycle chain oil?


Sure, thats good for regular riding. Its penetrating, and easy to apply.
But like any oil, dirt sticks.
So if you ride in dirt, consider a dry lube. It needs to be applied
much more often though.
And its only the inside of the chain that needs to be lubed, so
wipe excess oil off the outside.

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Old October 4th 03, 12:02 PM
Mike
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Tim Jones wrote:

Other than expensive bike store lubricant, what do people use for oiling
their chain?

Motorcycle chain oil?


Sure, thats good for regular riding. Its penetrating, and easy to apply.
But like any oil, dirt sticks.
So if you ride in dirt, consider a dry lube. It needs to be applied
much more often though.
And its only the inside of the chain that needs to be lubed, so
wipe excess oil off the outside.

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Old October 4th 03, 12:02 PM
Mike
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Tim Jones wrote:

Other than expensive bike store lubricant, what do people use for oiling
their chain?

Motorcycle chain oil?


Sure, thats good for regular riding. Its penetrating, and easy to apply.
But like any oil, dirt sticks.
So if you ride in dirt, consider a dry lube. It needs to be applied
much more often though.
And its only the inside of the chain that needs to be lubed, so
wipe excess oil off the outside.

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Old October 4th 03, 02:25 PM
gravelmuncher
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Anonymous wrote:
Tim Jones wrote:
Other than expensive bike store lubricant, what do people use for
oiling their chain?

Motorcycle chain oil?

Sure, thats good for regular riding. Its penetrating, and easy to
apply. But like any oil, dirt sticks. So if you ride in dirt, consider
a dry lube. It needs to be applied much more often though. And its only
the inside of the chain that needs to be lubed, so wipe excess oil off
the outside.




I found a spray/lube/displacer with zonyl in it, so i'll give it a go.
You see, I've just bought a new Trek 1400 and i'm absolutely terrified
that i'll do something to hurt it. I've also heard that it's best to
clean the chain on the bike, as breaking the chain only shortens the
lifespan of that particular link(???) kinda makes sense really.
Although, the same person says not to run a hose over the bike so as not
to get water in bearings - but what about rain? and how the hell are you
to get the damn soap off?! So now my pride and joy is getting dirtier
and i'm still scared i'm gonna stuff something. I did buy some kerosene
to degrease it though...guess now i just need to figure the best way to
go about it.



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Old October 4th 03, 02:25 PM
gravelmuncher
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Anonymous wrote:
Tim Jones wrote:
Other than expensive bike store lubricant, what do people use for
oiling their chain?

Motorcycle chain oil?

Sure, thats good for regular riding. Its penetrating, and easy to
apply. But like any oil, dirt sticks. So if you ride in dirt, consider
a dry lube. It needs to be applied much more often though. And its only
the inside of the chain that needs to be lubed, so wipe excess oil off
the outside.




I found a spray/lube/displacer with zonyl in it, so i'll give it a go.
You see, I've just bought a new Trek 1400 and i'm absolutely terrified
that i'll do something to hurt it. I've also heard that it's best to
clean the chain on the bike, as breaking the chain only shortens the
lifespan of that particular link(???) kinda makes sense really.
Although, the same person says not to run a hose over the bike so as not
to get water in bearings - but what about rain? and how the hell are you
to get the damn soap off?! So now my pride and joy is getting dirtier
and i'm still scared i'm gonna stuff something. I did buy some kerosene
to degrease it though...guess now i just need to figure the best way to
go about it.



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Old October 4th 03, 02:25 PM
gravelmuncher
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Anonymous wrote:
Tim Jones wrote:
Other than expensive bike store lubricant, what do people use for
oiling their chain?

Motorcycle chain oil?

Sure, thats good for regular riding. Its penetrating, and easy to
apply. But like any oil, dirt sticks. So if you ride in dirt, consider
a dry lube. It needs to be applied much more often though. And its only
the inside of the chain that needs to be lubed, so wipe excess oil off
the outside.




I found a spray/lube/displacer with zonyl in it, so i'll give it a go.
You see, I've just bought a new Trek 1400 and i'm absolutely terrified
that i'll do something to hurt it. I've also heard that it's best to
clean the chain on the bike, as breaking the chain only shortens the
lifespan of that particular link(???) kinda makes sense really.
Although, the same person says not to run a hose over the bike so as not
to get water in bearings - but what about rain? and how the hell are you
to get the damn soap off?! So now my pride and joy is getting dirtier
and i'm still scared i'm gonna stuff something. I did buy some kerosene
to degrease it though...guess now i just need to figure the best way to
go about it.



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