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    I just facepalmed.



    While working on my bike, I asked this guy where the oil was, he pointed at some bottles, I said "This one" he said "yeah". It was Phil Wood Waterproof Grease :'(

    New chain or clean the old one, chain is around 1 1/2 years old.

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    so you greased your chain instead of lubing it?




    smoooth mooove, pardner





    I would change a chain that's 1.5 years old either way.

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    To be honest it wasn't my fault, I swear!
    Although when a thick green paste came out of the bottle, a flag in my brain should've raised

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    Check it for wear with a ruler. Age is irrelevant.
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

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    Sounds like a lousy volunteer at the co-op.

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    Grease on your chain isn't a problem. Wipe it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_S View Post
    Grease on your chain isn't a problem. Wipe it off.
    Yeah. What's the problem here??? Just degrease it with citrus degreaser, wipe off, dry it(with compressed air if you have access to it), lube. Done.

    Problem Solved.

    BTW, I know what Phil Wood Waterproof grease looks like. It's green and pasty. Did you just apply a little on there or did you go to town and do the whole chain? the only chain lube that I know of that green is the Finish line extreme weather lube, but it is in liquid form.

    This is puzzling.
    Last edited by 531phile; 03-10-11 at 09:02 PM.

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    I loled. Twice. Then I cried. Then I rubbed one out and cried again, but thanks for sharing.

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    The local performance bike uses grease on the low end bikes. its nasty :|

    They save the good stuff in the back

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    I was actually just sharing a "cool story bro" moment. The question with no question mark was kinda to give the thread a purpose.

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    Better to facepalm than to faceplant.

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    But it's phil!

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    Sadly that line of thinking only gets you so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherblock View Post
    Sadly that line of thinking only gets you so far.
    Youare wrong; that chain should last you an entire lifetime now. AND THEN SOEMZ!!!!

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    I do have a glass display case lying around...

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    $10 new chain > doing laundry

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    if you knew anything about bike mechanics this would not be a problem.
    Keepin' it real, while keepin' it safe

    how are your nipples? pointy?

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    Greasing chain tonight.

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    Until you go all the way and use the ShelBroCo chain cleaning system, you're not doing a good enough job.

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

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    ^Ouch or just buy a new chain! Those chemicals are nasty, explosive!
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    Unless you never ride your bike, a 1.5 year old chain is most likely toast anyway.

    Get a new chain. Done.

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