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chain loosening after using liquid wrench

Old 08-07-09, 01:20 PM
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chain loosening after using liquid wrench

has anybody noticed or experienced this? i lubed my chain with liquid wrench after noticing it looked a little dry. the ride was immediately much smoother and required less effort to turn the cranks after i applied the lubricant. but the next day the chain had a noticeable sag and the cranks had a lot more give before engaging. i don't have much room left in my track ends so i think i'll just remove a chainlink. any thoughts?
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Old 08-07-09, 01:23 PM
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I have noticed a difference in tension between a dry and lubed chain as well, but nothing too significant.
If your axle is sitting at the end of the drop outs you will definitely want to remove a link or two.
 
Old 08-07-09, 02:22 PM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penetrating_oil

"Using penetrating fluids as general-purpose lubricants is not advisable, because such oils are relatively volatile. As a result, much of the penetrating oil will evaporate in a short amount of time, leaving little residual lubricant."

Go buy some chain lube.
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good to know..thanks for the input
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do not use liquid wrench or wd40 to lube your bicycle chain. real lube is not much more expensive.

that said, i seriously doubt your chain will droop from it.
try tensioning it again. it might have just slipped a tiny bit from poor torque on the tracknut. tighten that down real well.
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Probably causing chain wear by degreasing and leaving only a thin film of lube, which doesn't provide enough protection.
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
Probably causing chain wear by degreasing and leaving only a thin film of lube, which doesn't provide enough protection.
Chainwear in one day? No.

My guess is the liquid wrench worked its way between the axlenut and dropout causing the wheel to slip.
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Originally Posted by PIPMANG View Post
i don't have much room left in my track ends so i think i'll just remove a chainlink. any thoughts?
If it was my bike, I'd measure 12" of chain to check for wear. If you can find 2 rivets that are 12 1/16" apart or more, I'd replace the whole chain.

Incidentally, just because it looks kind of like oil and makes a mess doesn't mean it's a lubricant. Liquid Wrench has it's place but chain lubricant isn't it. Those tiny little $5.00 bottles of real chain lubricant that are sold in the LBS may be ridiculuously over priced but properly used one will last at least a couple of years.
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