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Old 02-14-16, 08:21 AM
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Cervelo rider, please lube your chain

You have a really nice bike and I'm sure it was expensive. I'm also sure you are a very busy man and can't ride very often, but please lube your chain. Hearing it squeak like that makes _me_ suffer and I don't even know you or your bike.
Your bicycle is crying. Please spend 10 minutes to take care of it.
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Old 02-15-16, 08:56 AM
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I feel your pain.
Of course, I feel his pain too. I once had a chain start squeaking at the end of a long ride. I was sure I'd lubed it recently, but there it was. I wanted to scream "I AM SO SORRY" at everyone I rode near.
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Old 02-15-16, 12:54 PM
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I'll have to put a small can of WD-40 in my jersey pocket and do en passant cassette lubrication for unsuspecting squeakers!

Psssssssssssssssst!

"What the..."

*shrugs innocently*
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Old 02-15-16, 01:22 PM
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and people wonder why I wear headphone! Chain noise drives me so nuts. I wonder if there are any single use size lube packages (like a ketchup package)? If there are, I'm gonna fill my jersey pocket with them and toss them at all the offenders.
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Originally Posted by pacificaslim View Post
and people wonder why I wear headphone! Chain noise drives me so nuts. I wonder if there are any single use size lube packages (like a ketchup package)? If there are, I'm gonna fill my jersey pocket with them and toss them at all the offenders.
Why not just give them the ketchup packets? It may not help the chain-squeak, but you can amuse yourself with the quizzical looks on the recipients' faces.
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Why not just give them the ketchup packets? It may not help the chain-squeak, but you can amuse yourself with the quizzical looks on the recipients' faces.
That'll work just fine!
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wd40 is not a lubricant
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
wd40 is not a lubricant
Yes I know. But it works as a (mild) solvent, it comes in very small cans and it will definitely stop a chain from squeaking.
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Old 02-20-16, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
wd40 is not a lubricant
Now, I don't use it myself, but I found this about the special blend of lubricants in WD-40...

"Myth: WD-40® Multi-Use Product is not really a lubricant.

Fact: While the “W-D” in WD-40® stands for Water Displacement, WD-40® Multi-Use Product is a unique, special blend of lubricants. The product’s formulation also contains anti-corrosion agents and ingredients for penetration, water displacement and soil removal."

Source: Fun WD-40 Facts - Read WD-40 Myths, Legends and More!
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Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
Now, I don't use it myself, but I found this about the special blend of lubricants in WD-40...

"Myth: WD-40® Multi-Use Product is not really a lubricant.

Fact: While the “W-D” in WD-40® stands for Water Displacement, WD-40® Multi-Use Product is a unique, special blend of lubricants. The product’s formulation also contains anti-corrosion agents and ingredients for penetration, water displacement and soil removal."

Source: Fun WD-40 Facts - Read WD-40 Myths, Legends and More!
I saw a video in which Simon from GNC mentioned he uses WD-40 exclusively, but then he seems to wash and spray his drive train every other day
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I've gotten single serving packets of lube at races and events. Pro-Gold, I think. Not my favorite, but I tuck one in every seat bag I have.
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