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Old 03-29-09, 05:48 PM   #1
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What do you lube with after you wash off your MTB of all the mud and grime?

I've been negligent of properly upkeeping my Specialized Rockhopper. After I get it really dirty I typically spray it down with the hose and put her away in the garage. This past weekend with all the snow melt and rain last week, I came home particularly muddy. After my typical spraying down with the hose I really looked over my components. No rust or anything, but they look like they "need" something. I'm thinking lubrication, but the chain is still pretty dirty. Actually I was thinking of hitting up the chain with a degreaser and then lubing it up again, but am not sure.

What do you use to degrease and lube on your MTB? What shouldn't I touch with the degreaser and lube?

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Old 03-29-09, 06:10 PM   #2
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I use the blue Rock and Roll. It works well for me.
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I use simple green to clean stuff and tri-flow to lube it.
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Old 03-29-09, 07:31 PM   #4
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Any citrus degreaser is fine. Use a chain cleaner(roller) and then relube with Pedros. Pick one for your riding conditions.
Also some of that B-9 I think is what it's called I put onto the contact points on the front and rear der and on my shock and fork.
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Old 03-29-09, 07:37 PM   #5
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After i spray my chain off with the water, I hit it with WD-40, dry it off with paper towel, and then put on more lube.
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I use friction...through the air...I ride fast and the friction from the air rips the grime right off my bike.
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Old 03-29-09, 09:41 PM   #7
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rock 'n' roll for the chain (don't lube the rest of the components)

triflow for the joints in derailleurs

grease on the bearings (i use phil wood)

i mention the grease cause one of the issues with hosing a bike down is that you can force water past seals and into bearings (not that i'm saying you have to rebuild your hubs now but be aware)
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In my garage sits a pump-up sprayer with a mixture of simple green lightly diluted. After a few rides I give a nice misting bath of SImple "G", and Hose her off. Then towel dry (this removes the thin film of dirt). Wait 15 minutes and Lube, then hang up tp dry.
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Pig's blood mixed with hookah pipe ash.
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Are we in the right forum?
I saw sum hookah's down in the vally, but they didn't wanna wash my "bike"
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I lube my chain afterward.
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I lube my chain afterward.
I was going to state what I "lube" after I wash my bike, but I figured it was a bit to risque for Bike Forums.
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Old 03-30-09, 04:16 PM   #14
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I use friction...through the air...I ride fast and the friction from the air rips the grime right off my bike.
I hear that's how Chuck Norris keeps his chain clean. Are you two related?
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I hear that's how Chuck Norris keeps his chain clean. Are you two related?
Chuck Norris has no need for a chain, his bike is propelled by fear of what he'll do to it if it doesn't move.
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^^ Good one. Just think how fast it would be if he motivated it with inspiration rather than fear. Whooooosh!
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Chuck Norris has no need for a chain, his bike is propelled by fear of what he'll do to it if it doesn't move.
made me lol.
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Old 03-30-09, 07:26 PM   #18
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i clean the moving parts and say F the rest, i take it out every day and its really muddy in spring, as long as there's still tire clearance and it shifts im happy.
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Rock 'n Roll Gold for the most part, but for the winter and spring, when it's a lot wetter, I use Rock 'n Roll Blue. The blue stuff has a little more paraffin mixed in there and seems to work a little better, last a little longer in the wet weather.
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cleans and lubes the chain - wipe off the excess with a shop rag before you ride.
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