Bicycle Mechanics - Shifting/Chain Lubrication
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08-01-05, 01:53 PM
Would it effect my shifting on how Lubricated my chain is? Like will it make it a smoother transition from gear to gear?
Also, off-topic but whatever. When lubricating a chain what's the best way to lubricate it.
Hm... Anyone? I really want to go ride my bike soon but I want to lubricate the chain first, so any answers?
08-01-05, 03:47 PM
Bump... Anyone at all?
08-01-05, 04:24 PM
I notice a huge difference after I clean my chain and lube it -- more so when it's really dirty. Shifts are crisper and quieter. There are a bunch of posts on chain lubrication that you'll find if you do a search. I clean the chain and cogs with WD-40, then wipe off the excess and repeat until clean. After it's clean I put a drop of lube on each link and wipe off the excess. Also check out the park tool site: http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/CM5.shtml
Hope that helps!
08-01-05, 04:41 PM
As much fun as it is to raise he** with newbies who ask about chain lubrication (;)), somehow, my heart just isn't in it today.
Therefore, I give you the following answer: Yes, lube your chain
...and the following 'links:'
08-01-05, 06:45 PM
Next to stretched cables, the second most common cause of poor shifting is dirty, grungy parts. So, lube your chain, but keep it (and the other drivetrain parts) clean as well.
08-01-05, 06:51 PM
Lubing your housing and shifter[s] also can help improve shifting performance.
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