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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Sep 2, 2021 at 4:20 PM
    whitedlite

    whitedlite Well-Known Member

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    Can someone give me a long story short?

    I’m on my phone will read on pc later

     
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    "Lube your Chain". That's the tweet.
     
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  3. Sep 2, 2021 at 5:40 PM
    levie125

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    I, too, share one bottle of lube with my wife! :D
     
  4. Sep 2, 2021 at 5:47 PM
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    I, too, share one bottle of lube with your wife! :D





    wait a minute…
     
  5. Sep 2, 2021 at 5:48 PM
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    Kuddos to you.. but nah to all that . Lol
     
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    Wait, what? Lol
     
  7. Sep 2, 2021 at 6:47 PM
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    str8edgMTBMXer Well-Known Member

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    same here...new in 2015. Lived 24/7 on the RAV 4, and now on my Tacoma. I started with the 2 rack super duty, and now have 2 add ons, for a total of 4 if I need. Usually run with 3 on, and no problems. Survives the traditional Columbus Ohio winter conditions of 2 tons of salt they put on the road for every 1/10th of an inch of snow
     
  8. Sep 2, 2021 at 7:44 PM
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    Man - you guys are awesome! All these posts make me feel great about my 1up order today. Stoked for it to get in - and more so knowing that none of my bikes will have to be subjected to being assaulted by some type of rubber strap holding them down across the top tube!!!! :)

    And on a side note - I had a killer ride today - 15 miles and 1.7k elevation. Man, riding a FS bike is amazing. And, I love my home town. These mountains, my roots run deep in them!

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    I just watched a few random chain lube vids on YT and found a lot of MucOff fans. But one guy felt that it attracted a lot of gunk which is my issue. To the guy who removes his chain, uses heat, ultrasonic etc, hats off but I don’t want to bother. And my low chain wear over a few thousand miles shows that my technique (and MucOff dry) is OK. It’s the crud on my driveline, which requires serious scraping with a metal blade to remove, that was annoying me. It does seem to make a difference to put it on well before a ride, which I never do, so I’ll try that and see if it attracts less crud that way. And if anyone wants to watch a pretty objective, though maybe not real world, test check this out https://youtu.be/FbFNrnQ4QUo
     
  10. Sep 3, 2021 at 4:28 AM
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    New decals on the fork and shock. Now I have to swap the damper to a Grip2 to make it a real "Performance Elite"
     
  11. Sep 3, 2021 at 5:30 AM
    Pablo8

    Pablo8 Here!

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    Toward the end, he says "Squirt is sticky". No. Squirt is EXTREMELY sticky when dry. It amazes me it didn't lose the sand test. And you say MucOff is sticky as well? Hahahha I just bought some yesterday. We will see!! :crapstorm::eek::D:D
     
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    been really happy with wd-40 dry lube!
     
  13. Sep 3, 2021 at 5:52 AM
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  14. Sep 3, 2021 at 5:56 AM
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    buy one of these, fill with cleaner of some sorts, put chain in it and let it go to town. lol

    I usually just wrap my chain in a rag and spin it a few times.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Sep 3, 2021 at 6:06 AM
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    honda50r Not a Mallcrawler

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    Agreed. All good points

    You need to be honest with yourself if it was actually a thoughtful gift for her or "hey I bought this expensive bike please ride with me". Sounds like she doesn't care that much so I think you're off the hook. Also hate to break it to you but she won't notice the difference riding a $5k Santa Cruz or a $2k used 27.5 full suspension in the future

    Woah. Kudos on the motivation. Reminds me of sawyers that use the same chainsaw chain for decades. Although it seems like a shit-ton of work I can appreciate the dedication to keeping it going instead of simply buying new every few months
     
  16. Sep 3, 2021 at 6:14 AM
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    I was not a fan of muc-off. It worked fine but didn't seem to last long and like you said, it causes a lot of build-up. I felt like it needed new lube before every ride. I switched to SCC Slick after I think @Gunshot-6A recommended it and I am definitely a fan.
     
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  17. Sep 3, 2021 at 6:42 AM
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    Yeah.
    Interesting video and tests, just not sure how they really apply in the real world. The sling test was weird, and for the wet test he should have captured the weight of the lubricant added and done a percentage of lube lost. He also didn't really follow the instructions on the dry lubes, although I give him credit on a couple of the tests for going back and using them properly.

    I get the best results using a wax lube regularly, either after a ride or the night before so it has time to dry. I mostly use White Lightning Clean Ride. I knock off any dirt with a brush, run the chain through a terry cloth towel, then apply the lube and let it dry. Run it through a clean towel again. Chains pretty much stay spotless and don't collect much in the way of dirt and dust.

    In the end, I don't think it matters much what lube you use as long as you wipe down/clean your chain and lube it regularly. Except WD-40, don't use WD-40. If you do, make sure you spray it all over your bike, including brake pads and rotors.
     
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  18. Sep 3, 2021 at 6:54 AM
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    Can we pin this somewhere?
     
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  19. Sep 3, 2021 at 7:06 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Prime Beef

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    Love me some SCC lube.
     
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  20. Sep 3, 2021 at 7:31 AM
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    Well if I can't source a box, the bike may not be selling unless buyer wants to pay for the box. I'm not paying $200 for a box of cardboard, and local shops told me they currently do not have anything I can have or purchase at a reasonable rate.

    We shall see.
     

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