1. silva

    Chain lubrication, the balance of pros versus cons

    This isn't a claim for all / general, but for my transport fixed gear used in all conditions. Now empirically proved: lubrication makes my chains wear faster. What is (was) my lubrication: when chain clean (so mostly blinking steel - no black), I put a drop oil on every roller, and after oil...
  2. philepo

    Notes on lubrication for internal hub bicycle gears

    Notes on lubrication for internal hub bicycle gears You’ll have to google centi stokes (cSt) and centi poise (cP) and how to convert them! J. Basically there are 2 issues looking at viscosity: 1 a lot of manufacturers state viscosity at 40 C or the use cP and cSt, which are different depending...
  3. velohomme

    Hub Lubrication

    I'm talking about mid 1970's shimano hubs. The ones with a hole in the centre covered by a clip. My LBS tells me it should be grease in there not oil. The hole is only about 1mm dia. Anybody got any thoughts? If it is grease how do you get it in?
  4. night cycler

    Gear box oil for cassette/chain etc on new bike-good or bad?

    My new bike arrived today. I`ve put the bits on-front wheel, seat and pedals. It`s sat in the passage at the moment and not seen the light of day yet. Just had it in the living room taking some pics for when I write up my review on here. Ah the joy of living alone (Probably the reason I`m living...
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