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    Degreasing and lubing

    Heya!

    Today, I got some "Anti-Lube Degreaser" that has the PH^2 STuff logo on it. I also got some Finish Line Cross Country (Because it was the cheapest and reccomended) lube for my chain. From what I gather, I spray the anti lube on the chain, every link, back pedal a little, wait for a couple of minutes and wipe it all off (i will use a used tooth brush later). Then, I drop about 10 drops on the chian as I back pedal. If I am wrong, please correct me.

    However, I would like to know if I can use chain lube on my deraillers, or should I just use normal lube for that (by normal, I mean the stuff that you can buy for sewing machines and everything).

    Thanks in advance,
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    I don't know about the degreasing part, as I've never used Anti-Lube, but when lubing the chain,
    I take the time to put a drop on every single link in the chain, then use a rag to wipe off the excess.

    I have used the Finish Line Cross Country as an all purpose lube with good results.

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    Just give'er. hooligan's Avatar
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    Great, thanks. I wanted to hear that. People on mtbr are too demanding and use it as an outlet for hating 1 product. You know that when most of the other reviews are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooligan
    Heya!

    Today, I got some "Anti-Lube Degreaser" that has the PH^2 STuff logo on it. I also got some Finish Line Cross Country (Because it was the cheapest and reccomended) lube for my chain. From what I gather, I spray the anti lube on the chain, every link, back pedal a little, wait for a couple of minutes and wipe it all off (i will use a used tooth brush later). Then, I drop about 10 drops on the chian as I back pedal. If I am wrong, please correct me.

    However, I would like to know if I can use chain lube on my deraillers, or should I just use normal lube for that (by normal, I mean the stuff that you can buy for sewing machines and everything).

    Thanks in advance,
    Hooooooooooooligan
    Rinse the degreaser off or you'll dilute your lube. Drying the chain off afterward is equally important. Also I lube my chain by holding the bottle upside down against the lower part of the chain with a slight drip to it then rotate the crank arm 3 times backwards. That provides an ample amount of lube. I let it sit for a minute or to then I wipe the side plates to get the excess off

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    I agree with Raiyn's method, this has proved efficient for me. In witner i use pedros synlube so it comes with a nice little bottle for me. Just lightly squeeze the bottle and have it so the cap is almost touching the middle of chain, but a tiny bit of of oil is coming out and pedal backwards a few times. I dont like spray lubes because they get everywhere.

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    Ahhh....Okay then. How should I rinse the chain off if I don't have a hose? Also, I just lubed it, before rinsing the stuff off (i let the degreaser sit for about 3 minutes, then wiped it off, a ton). Then, I lubed it, but only before I read raiyn's post. I'll do what raiyn does next time. *grumble* Now ill have to go get a chain remover which are over 10 bucks (because I dont have a hose)....grumble. or maybe I could use a super soaker.

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hooligan
    Ahhh....Okay then. How should I rinse the chain off if I don't have a hose? Also, I just lubed it, before rinsing the stuff off (i let the degreaser sit for about 3 minutes, then wiped it off, a ton). Then, I lubed it, but only before I read raiyn's post. I'll do what raiyn does next time. *grumble* Now ill have to go get a chain remover which are over 10 bucks (because I dont have a hose)....grumble. or maybe I could use a super soaker.
    The super soaker's not a bad idea. Here's the rest of my method:
    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    You'll need a few things.
    1. A SRAM power link (makes chain removal a snap)
    2. A plastic container (I'm partial to Country Time Lemonade powder containers but 20 ox Pepsi bottles work well with the wise mouth)
    3. Some degreaser (Simple Green works well as does the dollar store's Awesome Qrange))
    4. A toothbrush (One that you no longer use for your teeth)
    5. Water
    6. A large rag of some kind
    Remove the chain place it in the container fill the container 1/2 to 3/4 full of degreser seal and shake for a minute or five. Remove the chain. Use the brush to get any residual gunk off (there won't be much) Rinse the chain using water. Proceed to do a general drying of the chain using the towel (doesn't have to be perfect as you'll let the rest air dry) Reinstall and relube

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    Why is powerlink easier? Does it come out more easily?

    Also, theres a 10 dollar chain removal device at our store.They say its the worst one, gets the job done, but breaks easier. I don't get how these things break?



    Edit: I'm porbably gonna buy a lot of stuff off one site and get the chain remover with it. I've a foaming spray degreaser that foams over the grime and takes it out. Works like magic. Only problem is geting the chain off and spraying it out. I've a CPS 2100 and a CPS 3000 (doubt many people here who are over 20 would know about htese). I wonder if theyve enough power

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    the powerlink allows you to literally have a removable link in the chain that can be removed WITHOUT tools. I can have my chain out in 5 seconds. It does not weaken anything like using a chain tool does, nor does it require a replacement pin or anything like that. The best 3.95 you will spend

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    3.95? Holy crap, chians are like 20 bucks and up, here in CANADA. **** you *****ing over priciing piece of **** norco! Wait....I just checked some sites. All of the chains are 15 and up. I suppose you got your chain on clearance or something?

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    and simple green wont rust out your chain, if you just wipe off as much water as you can by running a towel on the rollers, the lubricant you use displaces the water. Remember back in 5th grade science when you put oil and water in a can

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    well just the link is 3.95. You can be a sram pC69 for 20 bucks and that includes powerlink, i think most sram chains include the link

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    Ahhhh. Also, do sram chains work on shimano cassettes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooligan
    Ahhhh. Also, do sram chains work on shimano cassettes?
    Boy I thought you were paying attention. Don't be going MERTON on me now. YES SRAM chains will work on Shi*No cassettes. Also if you're running 9 speed SRAM powerlinks will work on Shi*No chains. Doesn't work on 8 speed Shi*No though don't even try.

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    Consider yourself lucky, we have to pay $50 for a standard chain here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonaut
    Consider yourself lucky, we have to pay $50 for a standard chain here.
    DAMN! I'd end up mugging tourists

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    i think most sram chains include the link
    Correct.

    Hooligan,

    a SRAM PC 59 can be foudn for 30 dollars at MEC. The power link is included. You can purchase a powerlink for a shimano chain or anyother chain for 7.95 (silver or gold) if you are picky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mindbogger
    Correct.

    Hooligan,

    a SRAM PC 59 can be foudn for 30 dollars at MEC. The power link is included. You can purchase a powerlink for a shimano chain or anyother chain for 7.95 (silver or gold) if you are picky.
    $15 I use this one
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/111...ower-Link-.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn View Post
    DAMN! I'd end up mugging tourists
    Muggin tourists with a $50 bike chain?
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