Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

Chain lubricants and wear

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Chain lubricants and wear

Old 01-07-18, 10:20 AM
  #126  
sweeks
Senior Member
 
sweeks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 1,161

Bikes: Airborne "Carpe Diem", Trek 6000, Strida 2, Dahon "Helios XL", Dahon "Mu XL", Tern "Verge S11i"

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 509 Post(s)
Liked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Originally Posted by europa View Post
As I said on a similar thread, use those chain check tools (if you have one, if not, use a ruler) until it starts telling you the chain's worn out. THEN you start using a ruler to do it properly.

Why? Because the chain check tool is quick and easy and it's never going to tell you the chain is fine when it is badly worn.
+1 (seconded!)

Originally Posted by europa View Post
Bbbbbut, you get greasy fingers
Originally Posted by Slaninar View Post
But you could use a paper (tissue).
...or you could use a screwdriver!
Steve
sweeks is offline  
Old 01-07-18, 11:03 PM
  #127  
europa
Grumpy Old Bugga
 
europa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 4,232

Bikes: Hillbrick, Malvern Star Oppy S2, Europa (R.I.P.)

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 370 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Bandrada View Post
I gotta say, BF probably has the best collection of chain lube threads. More than one person would ever, should ever, want to know. It's a real gold mine.
Yet you still use all the wrong stuff and do it all wrong
europa is offline  
Old 01-08-18, 08:35 AM
  #128  
Bandrada
Bandolero
 
Bandrada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Land of Enhancement
Posts: 402

Bikes: ...

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2921 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by europa View Post
Yet you still use all the wrong stuff and do it all wrong
That's really the nature of the chain lube thread. It has nothing to do with me, specifically.
Bandrada is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Gary Fountain
Classic & Vintage
16
07-02-11 09:44 PM
iforgotmename
Touring
1
02-13-11 01:49 PM
Mr. Beanz
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
3
03-01-10 03:32 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.