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Old 03-08-09, 10:14 PM
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chain maintenance

how often are you supposed to lube your chain?
and how often are you supposed to clean it?
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Old 03-08-09, 10:52 PM
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Lube it when it's squeaky, clean it when it's dirty.
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Old 03-09-09, 03:57 AM
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there's a thousand threads in the mechanics area about this
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Old 03-09-09, 06:11 AM
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just give it some teflon lube every month or so.
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Old 03-09-09, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ascend
there's a thousand threads in the mechanics area about this
i searched the bmx section and couldn't find anything. i guess i thought that bmx bikes would have different maintenance requirements compared to road bikes or mountain bikes.
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Old 03-09-09, 03:49 PM
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Just put a new chain on every month and you will have nothing to worry about
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Just put a new chain on every month and you will have nothing to worry about
I hope this is a joke.
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Ditto^ I ran the same basic 1/8" chain for 3 years before finnaly switching to my new 710sl.
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I love my 710SL chain. This is my second one. The other on was on my old bike and I don't remember what happened to it. Never had problems with it though.
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It sure was
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