bike chain making noise :S

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bike chain making noise :S

Postby hsv.junior » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:02 pm

hey i have a giant boulder 09 and today i went for 50 km bike ride.

i was raining a little and we rode on some gravel paths.

i got home and noticed that my chain was making a slight crunching noise and as i pedaled it wasn't as smooth as always.

i tried cleaning it as much as i could but i don't know how to do it properly.

could anyone help me out, thanks.

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Postby sogood » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:04 pm

Put some good oil on it! :roll:
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Postby hsv.junior » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:34 pm

what type of oil?

does wd 40 work?

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Postby sogood » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:37 pm

hsv.junior wrote:what type of oil?
does wd 40 work?

Bad choice. WD40 is primarily a solvent, not a lubricant.

There are plenty to choose from, just go into any of the local bike stores. If you really want to go cheap, even sewing machine oil can work but be prepared for dirty chains.

BTW, lube sparingly and wipe any excess off. Don't apply lube directly on the cassette and chainring.
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Postby hsv.junior » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:52 pm

so all i have to do is oil it and it shud be all good?

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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:13 pm

Try Rock N Roll Blue or Gold Junior. It's got enough solvent to clean a lotta the crap out before the wax does the lube job for you.

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Postby hsv.junior » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:27 pm

got some bike chain oil,

fixed it 100%.

Thanks guys.

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Postby dobbin33ch » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:33 am

why dont you get yourself a chaincleaner, park tools have a good one at a decent price ,easy to use ,and doesnt leave oil everywhere ,

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