Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: 03 Raleigh Professional (steel)
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Don't worry about cleaning it. Dirt doesn't make it squeak. I like wax lube (White Lightning) but not by itself. I use a shot of wet lube ever once in a while. Try a shot of something like Tri-Flow and see if that doesn't keep the squeaks away a lot longer.
P.S. FBinNY is right. If you clean it and leave the innards wet, they will prevent lube from getting into the rollers, then evaporate and leave them un-lubed. Then with the dry lube set up, you will have a hard time getting any lube into the innards. If the shot of wet lube doesn't work very well, you may have to strip the dry lube off before you can fix it.
While you're down there, measure your chain. Running dry will wear it in a hurry.
Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?
- Will Rogers
Last edited by DMF; 06-10-09 at 11:41 AM.