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(03-08-2012, 01:59 PM)ghost Wrote:  A great bit of info about compatability joe and your piece about WD40 is true. The weather in the UK is wet and chain lube is needed otherwise you are looking at excessive wear and a rusty chain. I personally use WD as a cleaner of the chain and then re-lube. I have been cycling for 35 years and this is purely what is good for me. I agree with you on this silly flaming on the blogs.

Hey ghost, that sounds like a good idea. I have a gallon can of wd40 that I use in a bottle sprayer around the house. Do you put it in your chain scrubber or soak your chain with it?

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#22
I'll never use wd40 on my chain again as long as nobody tells me about it again Smile I get the point. Looks like I need to order a hg51 then or sram 870. Not sure yet either way I have to get the old one off first. Should be fun
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(03-08-2012, 03:25 PM)barefooter Wrote:  
(03-08-2012, 01:59 PM)ghost Wrote:  A great bit of info about compatability joe and your piece about WD40 is true. The weather in the UK is wet and chain lube is needed otherwise you are looking at excessive wear and a rusty chain. I personally use WD as a cleaner of the chain and then re-lube. I have been cycling for 35 years and this is purely what is good for me. I agree with you on this silly flaming on the blogs.

Hey ghost, that sounds like a good idea. I have a gallon can of wd40 that I use in a bottle sprayer around the house. Do you put it in your chain scrubber or soak your chain with it?

Hi , I flood the chain to remove grit and wipe and let dry and then apply lube. It works well and is an easy job. It seems to be a great solvent for dirty chains.
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#24
The only gripes I have with WD40 and the likes is that they tend to gum up. They leave a residue that bonds quite nicely with dust and stuff. I mainly use it when things need to become unstuck, though there is a bunch of better products available.

My anecdotal evidence on chain maintenance: When my chain really needs some care (cross duathlons in the rain) I use a degreaser in a chain cleaning machine (twice) followed by water (wash out degreaser), let dry really well and then use some ceramic nano-wonder-stuff (Finish Line?). Works quite well, chain wears not unexpectedly fast (checking regularly with my Rohloff Caliber).
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#25
I promise I won't ever use wd40 as a chain lube ever again so your point is made and I've listened. Also anyone think the cassette is to blame or the freehub ? I'm tempted to say freehub but not sure maybe my lack of knowledge and halfords bike hut people chatting rubbish has made me delusional?
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(03-09-2012, 09:06 PM)jackojeff Wrote:  I promise I won't ever use wd40 as a chain lube ever again so your point is made and I've listened. Also anyone think the casette is to blame or the freehub ? I'm tempted to say freehub but not sure maybe my lack of knowledge and halfords bike hut people chatting rubbish has made me delusional?

Well, for a start stay away from Halfords. They employ anyone that can pump up a tire.
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#27
As somebody posted earlier (but got lost in the "OMG WD40" noise): replace the cassette. If a bike has not seen maintenance and early chain replacement (before wear is too excessive) both chain and cassette need to be replaced at the same time. Otherwise the chain will slip under load.
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#28
joe w thank you so much just what i needed to know, thumbs up to you sir for being straight forward Smile
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