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    kmc 10sp chain

    for years I've used sram chains and have enjoyed not having to lube the chain for many miles
    because of the grease that is already on the chain. does kmc chains come brand new out of the
    box with a similar grease or would I have to degrease and then lube it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walterz54 View Post
    for years I've used sram chains and have enjoyed not having to lube the chain for many miles
    because of the grease that is already on the chain. does kmc chains come brand new out of the
    box with a similar grease or would I have to degrease and then lube it?
    I've spoken to the folks at KMC and yes, they pre-lube their chains with what they feel is an appropriate chain lube, though I believe it's different than what SRAM uses. You can ride the chain as is, and re-lube when needed later on. Or, if cleanliness is an issue you can use a bit of mineral spirits on a rag to wipe excess of the outer surface before riding.

    What you shouldn't do is soak the chain in solvent and try to wash the original lube from the inside, and this is also true of chains from Shimano, Campagnolo, Sram, Wippermann and most others.
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    I've used KMC chains on my 10-spd drivetrain for a number of years. They have worked flawlessly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Pedale View Post
    I've used KMC chains on my 10-spd drivetrain for a number of years. They have worked flawlessly.
    I've got one a Campy 10 sp, notoriously finicky, and it works perfect. It's also a lot cheaper than a genuine Campy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    What you shouldn't do is soak the chain in solvent and try to wash the original lube from the inside, and this is also true of chains from Shimano, Campagnolo, Sram, Wippermann and most others.
    Yeah, cuz all the magic gets washed out

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