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    How to clean chain before first White Lightning application

    Hi
    I am about to apply chain lube for the first time to my new Bianchi. It has about 150 miles and I wipe the chain after each ride. I bought White Lightning, since the manufacturer of my chain seems to call for 'dry lube'

    http://www.kmcchain.com/index.php?ln=en&fn=service#2

    This manufacturer info also says to avoid solvent cleaning and really any harsh cleaning at all. But the White Lightning says to do a cleaning before the first use. So, how should I clean the chain before this first application? Or, should I just slap on some wet lube? I really don't use this bike in wet/rain.

    Thanks
    Mike

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    Please do a search. This topic has been covered and debated Ad nauseam.
    Trek Fuel XC MTB, Giant OCR Road Bike, Rans Screamer - Tandem

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    The stock lubrication on chains is quite good. I'd be hesitant to clean it off after 150 miles, which is pretty much like zero in terms of chain life.

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    Wait until 1000 miles then remove and clean the chain. http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.html

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