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    BAM! And the dirt is gone.

    I just rode to Canadian Tire and bought some "Easy-off BAM" to get rid of some rust on my chain. It says it removes soap scum, lime scale and rust stains so I though it deserves a try.

    Now to my question...
    Is it okay for me to use it on my chain? I want to wipe off the lube, spray it, let it sit ten minutes, wipe that off and then relube

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    WD-40 might be a better choice... takes off rust, forces out water, and won't mess up your lube. I have no idea whats in the stuff you're describing

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    you planning on taking your chain off your bike to clean it?




    just making sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piwonka
    you planning on taking your chain off your bike to clean it?




    just making sure.
    From his description it seems like he is leaving the chain on

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    i find an oily rag gets rid of minor surface rust on chains perfectly well. for the price of the easy-off you could have probably bought a new cheapo chain

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    Have you considered buying a new chain?
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    I dont want to buy a new chain because I just spent $850 on the bike last Saturday. I used WD-40 and a toothbrush and all the rust is gone (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanReid
    I dont want to buy a new chain because I just spent $850 on the bike last Saturday. I used WD-40 and a toothbrush and all the rust is gone (:
    Wah? I heard you should NEVER use WD-40 on a bike. Plus chains are cheap as hell.

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    BAM is a detergent/sufacant, not really a solvent , thus not a good mechanical parts degreaser. Save the BAM for your kitchen.
    Just lube regularly, wipe off the excess. If a grimy chain bothers you, degrease with real degreaser (simple green, citrus, etc) and switch to a dry or self cleaning lube.
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    Well, WD-40 attracts dirt but really cleans it up so I took the risk and wiped it down so there wasn't alot of resedue

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    I hate the WD. IMO it should not touch bikes or anything bike related (particularly locks) unless you have a means of cleaning it off completely when you're finished.

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    That is what I did. I don't mind, the rust is gone and that is what I wanted. I am getting a solvent and proper lube tomorrow

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    I always use WD40 on my chains. But thats all I use it on. And I make sure it doesnt get anywhere else especially the rims on my mtn bikes because then i cant brake for like a week. After the wd40 i always lube it up real nice with some phils tenacious oil or whatever chain wax lube i have.

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    Okay, well does anyone have any chain lube suggestions. I have a MTB so I know this is a bit off topic now.

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    White Lightning works nice for me. It breaks down fast in really wet weather but as long as your chain stays wet it won't be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanReid
    Okay, well does anyone have any chain lube suggestions. I have a MTB so I know this is a bit off topic now.
    A search for "lube" found 240 threads.... probably the single-most discussed topic here. Here's a hint. Ask ten people and you'll get ten different answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanReid
    Okay, well does anyone have any chain lube suggestions. I have a MTB so I know this is a bit off topic now.
    As said above i like phils tenacious oil but everyone has a opinion. Hell i used to use pledge to shine my frame, i now don’t due to i don’t care.
    So your from canuckville don’t suppose your from NFLD, HA HA. All in good fun.
    Cheers.
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    WD-40 is a degreaser. The common mistake is using it in the place of grease. it'll work in the short-term but all it is doing is cleaning up and removing the old dirty grease. eventually you'll end up with metal against metal.

    my ritual for cleaning a chain is to soak it in a can of kerosene for a few days, hang it up, shoot it with the garden hose for awhile, dry it with a heat *** or torch, once it's cooled down, lube it with pro-link.

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    To clean the chain off the bike, simple green and a big mouth plastic bottle work wonders...or you could use your own Park industrial-sized parts cleaner with proprietary solvent.

    To clean on the bike, just use prolink to lube and rub vigorously. A little surface rust isn't going to hurt anything.

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    chains cost ****ing 3 dollars just take off the dirty one ane get a ne w one.
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    WD-40 stands for Water Displacement-40. desinged during WW1 or 2,not too sure. but it was designed to clean and and lube tracks on our tanks. i would never use it to lube a chain,but i do use it to clean heavy grime off of them before i degrease them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgnar
    chains cost ****ing 3 dollars just take off the dirty one ane get a ne w one.

    I paid 12eu... for a ****ty shimano 6-8 speed chain....

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    It's funny, when I used to ride only to race or MTB recreationally I was very religious about lubing my chains. Now that I ride almost every day to commute/play, I'm really sloppy about chain maint.

    Really, pick almost any decent lube of your choice and relube as it wears out. The new lube will flush some of the old gunk out so wipe that off. Done.

    I only lube my chain nowadays to make it STFU, and they last a long long long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot
    WD-40 stands for Water Displacement-40. desinged during WW1 or 2,not too sure. but it was designed to clean and and lube tracks on our tanks.
    WD-40 was developed in 1953 to remove water and prevent corrosion on electrical circuit boards.

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    If you put down $850 on the bike, a few more bucks won't kill you for a descent chain. Better than busting you old ****y one while you're riding. Chains are cheaper than doctors.

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