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Old 05-10-08, 06:35 AM   #1
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shifting in the rain

I thought that I needed a r/derailleur adjustment, but yesterday in the rain, the shifting was clean...no hesitation. What's the deal with this?

On another note, how do you ensure that the chain and cassette, most importantly, don't rust? It's impossible to absorb all moisture, given the grease...

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Old 05-10-08, 02:31 PM   #2
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I thought that I needed a r/derailleur adjustment, but yesterday in the rain, the shifting was clean...no hesitation. What's the deal with this?

On another note, how do you ensure that the chain and cassette, most importantly, don't rust? It's impossible to absorb all moisture, given the grease...

Thanks,
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Spray it with WD40 to get rid of the water, then relube using your preferred lubricant
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Spray it with WD40 to get rid of the water, then relube using your preferred lubricant
Personally, I would advise against that, as I think the WD-40 would be likely to break down the existing lubricant in the chain innards, leaving the hard-to-lube areas of the chain completely dry.

I would say don't worry about your chain getting wet; as long as you lube it pretty often (preferably a wet lube) you'll prevent rust.
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I thought that I needed a r/derailleur adjustment, but yesterday in the rain, the shifting was clean...no hesitation. What's the deal with this?On another note, how do you ensure that the chain and cassette, most importantly, don't rust? It's impossible to absorb all moisture, given the grease...

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Water is a lubricant. It lubed your drive train temporarily while you were riding in the rain. So you need to lube your chain more often.

I apply a small amopunt of lubricant to the chain after almost every time I ride, then wipe off the excess before the next ride.
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Maybe the rain washed off all the spilled Slurpee's etc?
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gold medal lube, apply when shifting gets a little sticky/your drivetrain looks a little out of maintenance. Just hose on a healthy dose until its well coated and then wipe off the sides of the chain with a rag to prevent dirt from accumulating.
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I agree that that WD-40 is NOT good. It is basically a solvent. Lube the chain about every 200 miles with a good quality chain lube, not petroleum based, not triflow. Letting the bike sit after a ride in the rain will get a little surface rust. Relube will eliminate this.
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I agree that that WD-40 is NOT good. It is basically a solvent. Lube the chain about every 200 miles with a good quality chain lube, not petroleum based, not triflow. Letting the bike sit after a ride in the rain will get a little surface rust. Relube will eliminate this.
If it is in relation to my post, I did say relube afterwards

WD40 stands for: Water Displacement- 40th Formula, and I said use that to get rid of water, then relube using your favourite lube

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WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, 40th formula. Larsen was attempting to concoct a formula to prevent corrosion by displacing water, and arrived at the formula on his 40th attempt.
edit: I also agree WD40 is not a lube
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