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NEED HELP on lubrification of my bike

Old 02-26-20, 12:55 PM
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NEED HELP on lubrification of my bike

I have an average cross country trek, but in the last few weeks I have used it a lot on the road and wanted to start on the mountain. I have seen and heard many recommendations for MUC OFF lubricants, and they have told me and tell me that these lubricants are good and I consider them good since when I see them working on my teammates' bikes they seem to do a good job. But it doesn't happen on my bike. On the road I have always used MUC OFF WET lube and I am quite satisfied with its performance (despite getting a little dirty). Althought on the mountain, and conditions a little humid but not wet, I noticed that the muc off WET LUBE leaves the chain very dirty and worse, the lubrication even disappears, since the transmission of the bike starts to make that noise that if there was no lubricant. Today I tried the DRY LUBE of MUC OFF for the mountain, and despite not attracting so much dirt and the chain getting cleaner, the same thing happened since the inside of the chain got a little dirty and started to make noise as if it hadn't been lubricated. Of course, before applying the lubricant, I clean the transmission, use oil (since many of my teammates also use it and don't have this problem) as a degreaser, wash it well, and let it dry completely, but after adding the lubricant and riding some kms this problem appears in the transmission, what am I doing wrong ???
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Old 02-27-20, 08:48 AM
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After applying chain lube do you ďwipe offĒ the excess? I have always practiced running my freshly lubed chain through a rag a couple of minutes after application.
Also, some environments are just worse for drivetrains.
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You lost me on the using oil as a degreaser. Oil, especially very thin penetrating oil, will thin greasy crud, but itís not a degreaser. Itís possible you are not getting the internal parts of your chain as clean and degreased as you think before adding additional lube.

If you are doing the same thing as your friends then more than likely you are all getting similar results. Perhaps they aren't as concerned about the noise as you are?

If you are really adamant about using a wet lube, some wet lubes are less sticky than others. Iíve had good results with Finishline products, but your experience may differ.

Best of luck!

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I usually stay away from wet lubes for those reasons, Rarely ride in bad weather or water crossings, but recently switched to Boshield.
Good results and fairly cheap.
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