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an apology to the chain cleaners

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Tynan, 22 Jun 2008.

  1. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I've rather poo pooed the chain cleaners and fettlers in the past

    With my stand and latex gloves I today thoroughly degreased and reoiled the chain, wiped the frame with a damp cloth and then the rims, oh and new brake pads and re indexed the gears, spent rather longer than was necessary making really sure they were going up and down and up and down to the sweet smell of a fresh coat of Finish Line dry lube

    third time in five weeks

    and I did the lady wife's MTB last time too

    I think I've caught it
     
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    there's something strangely satisfying watching just cleaned and oiled chain and gears turning whilst the bike is on the stand.

    Or is that just weird?
     
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    a month ago I've had said yes

    already looking forward to the morning and hearing the silky hiss

    new commute too, to new offices in SE1

    ooo the excitement
     
  4. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    That noise is very satisfactory.
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    and I adjusted the low (or high?) stop so the smallest cog runs properly

    this cold beer tastes really good, I feel like I've earnt it

    productive day, five shrubs planted, five loads of washing and some sundry admin
     
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I'll have 1 pint of what your on :blush:

    What can you say: your a true living example to humanity Tynan ! ;)
     
  7. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig New Member

    Location:
    North Lanarkshire
    No. Better than sex. Ok, it's not. But it's good, in different way.
     
  8. hackbike 6

    hackbike 6 New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road.
    No booze till after tommorows 6th commute as im off tue+wed.
    Aint dun a lot with the old chain recently though.