Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by mickle, 12 Jun 2018.
This is excellent:
Clean and relube the chain after every ride! Yeah right.
Life is too short and I'm sure his calculations on drivetrain wear costs cannot factor in any value for the time involved?
Never fear, I for one will use the lube 'n' rag as I have for the past 30+yrs.
I just chuck mine in the pan with the chips every few weeks.
Hurrah - the two people quoted in the article both claim their product is the best. Totally impartial then.
"After every ride" - so I get to work, then need to clean and oil the chain before sitting down to work, then the same rigmarole when I get home. People do write rubbish don't they
They also test the lubes for 400km runs before relubing to come up with the comparable results between each lube.
I think we can all take just a few words and ignore everything else to put any spin we like on articles like this. The reality being that it isn’t the whole story guys!
Do you have a pecuniary interest in advertising this?
where do they get the running costs from ? cheapest was $200 for 10,,000km
an occasional drop of any free oil lying about and bin the chain evry 1000 mile and replace the cassette every 12,000 mile would only be working out at about £55 (85 aus dollars) every 10,000 km
Yep. Best answer is "it depends!"
Wipe the crap off after every ride** with an oily rage, re lube if needed. Follow the Mickle method basically and it seems to work for me.
** I know commuting is different and I’m posting only about my thrice weekly leisure rides. Once a week if lucky when I commuted.
That’s what I’ve been doing wrong then. What’s the best way of performing said Oily Rage?
Hang bike up in garage, chain facing towards you, ideally around chest height. Place newspaper on floor, shout irrationally at your groupset and crap will fall to floor**
** in winter additional foot stamping may be required. Helps warm one up as well.
which is why you have a "winter" bike with cheaper and theoretically more robust kit on, which said drive train is then largely ignored for several months
I can just imagine the reaction if I melted a load of wax in the slow cooker and soaked my chain in it.
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