The first thing to do is use a dispenser that you know will apply about 1 tbs of lubricant. I have a squeeze oil can that I know one stroke is app 1 tbs. You can also use experiment with a plastic squeeze bottle so that you know what amount you are applying.
1. Wipe the chain with a rag.
2. Hold the tip of the applicator against the bottom rung of the chain and as you squeeze the applicator, rotate the cranks backwards. Spin the cranks some more to spread out the lube.
3. Leave the lube overnight so it penetrates.
4. before the next time you ride, wipe the chain again. Leave the rag on the chain to remind you to re-wipe the chain.
Takes less than 1 minute.
Il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace
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