Old 05-02-18, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by pesty View Post
That's why you need to dry and lube your chain. A properly cleaned and lubed chain is going to last a lot longer than the metal on metal that WD-40 is going to leave you. It's a solvent and not a sufficient lubricant for a chain or bearings. While they advertise it as a lubricant, that's for the likes of the hinges of tools, doors, etc. That being said, WD-40 does make a chain lube, but it's very different from the big blue can everyone thinks of.
*You* might need to dry your chain, I avoid it by not using water to clean chains in the first place. WD-40 is just solvents and light oil -- if it doesn't completely evaporate from a chain after cleaning, it'll just mix with any wet lube you apply and the sky won't fall. (Fun fact: most commercially-available chain lubes are just oil and solvent mixed together to help them flow into the chain easier.)
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