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Old 07-09-06, 01:10 PM
My bikes became Vintage
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Originally Posted by flair1111
Ive used a chainsaw for years and never thought of using this as bike chain oil.
Yes, I used to use it when I rode motocross. That required a lot more chain maintenance than bicycles because of all the mud and dirt. After washing the bike I'd replace the chain with my spare and wash it in gasoline and stick it in a tray of chaisaw oil. I also discovered a fantastic chain oil sold in Harley Davidson stores. Do't know if it's still available, but it would creep and spread along the chain surfaces and into all the gaps without running off or "throwing". To check for wear, I'd hold up the chain sideways and if it hung in a semicircle, it was done. Never tried this with a bicycle chain because when I rode a lot, Sedis chains cost $8 and I'd replace them frequently.
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