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Gee I feel sorry for the MTB riders.
I only ride road but I just cannot understand how a bike chain get so filthy.
What percentage of grit on an average road chain after 200kms is road dirt and what percentage is metal ware?
Very black soot
I am just surprised at how much gunk gets in there. Maybe iwasanewbie can give a scientifical breakdown if dirt has a different charge than the drivetrain thus "attracting" more grit from the air. Because I sure can see that much stiff getting "bumped" up from the ground into the chain.
I suppose a fair bit gets flicked up by the front wheel
I've had a look at Prolinks site, it's a dry lube so I got nothin'
I thought a roadie chain would need less cleaning too, but it don't look that way with Deni
Well the Triflow dry sounds a lot like the RockNRoll extreme I use, that don't get too gungy.
The wet stuff sounds pretty much like any wet lube to me.
Methinks we need someone of a scientific bent to weigh in about now...
I usually just use a paper towel that has a bit of lube spread in the middle, and then just run the chain through it. Yes, I should use an old rag for environmental reasons.
If you hate dirt, then dont' use Tri-flow. I have used it but found it to be excellent in the rain and lasts a long time. But dirt stick to your chain like superglue.
From what I understand, if you want something that works in the rain, then expect dirt. If you don't want dirt, then don't expect it to last in the rain.
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple
I can say "yes" to that one, because I've been using a SRAM Powerlink for a while now (with a CN7701 - DuraAce 9-speed chain)
Yeah that's right.
I'm from the school of whip the chain off, soak and scrub. I don't want to fiddle with Shimanos pins so I'll go the link. I'm very impressed with
Rock N Rolls blue Extreme lube, it's giving me a good run between cleans on Princess. I'd like to know exactly what solvent is in it, I'd use it as a stand alone drivetrain cleaner too.
I use the ol' triflow, with teflon. Great in the rain, but yeah, dirt sticks. To clean, I use a stiff tooth brush and some degreaser. scrub scrub. then apply a little more triflow. Works well for me.
oohhhh shiny new bike parts : -)
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