Old 04-15-06, 08:37 AM
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HillRider
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The chain will be well lubricated even if it isn't apparent. The lube that does the job is inside and out of sight. A lot of lube on the outside just attracts dirt and grit.

I don't bother with the "drop on each link" approach. First I wipe the dirt off the chain by running it through a rag or paper towel while turning the crank by hand (turn it backwards to keep from spinning the rear wheel and endangering your fingers). Then, I apply a slow steady stream of ProLink to the entire chain, again by turning the crank by hand. Wait a few minutes, wipe off the excess and repeat the lube application. Again wipe off the excess and go ride.
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