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Chain oiling accessory - ?
« on: January 10, 2018, 10:49:05 AM »
Water flavoring / enhancers come in hand sized little bottles that shoot a fine stream when they are squeezed and snap fully shut.

I'm thinking of putting oil in one for oiling the chain on the road.  Any reason this won't work?
I'd put the bottle in a ziplock.
If it works, I'd find out what oil folks use in their auto-chain-oilers.
 
 
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Re: Chain oiling accessory - ?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 11:02:37 AM »
Sure why not?
If it is putting oil on the chain, the oil is washing off the grit, then sounds good.
When I had a chain on my bike I had a Pro-oiler, used motor oil. Chain lasted an extremely long time. But the back of the bike was always dirty
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Re: Chain oiling accessory - ?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 11:35:32 AM »
Chain lube is overrated.

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Re: Chain oiling accessory - ?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 03:36:24 PM »
Chain lube is overrated.
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Re: Chain oiling accessory - ?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 05:33:17 PM »
I'd spray some dry lube on my chain drive bikes every few months, whether they needed it or not.

Never got less than 26,000 miles out of a chain.  All the important lube is sealed in by the O/X rings.  The only thing spray lube does is keep rust at bay.  Riding the bike does the same thing.   ;D

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Re: Chain oiling accessory - ?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 06:39:31 PM »
I'd spray some dry lube on my chain drive bikes every few months, whether they needed it or not.

Never got less than 26,000 miles out of a chain.  All the important lube is sealed in by the O/X rings.  The only thing spray lube does is keep rust at bay.  Riding the bike does the same thing.   ;D

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Re: Chain oiling accessory - ?
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 12:19:53 PM »
Follow up question;

What's the name of the stick-like thing used to prop the rear tire off the ground on bikes w/o centerstands?
Does someone sell them or are they a DIY?

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Re: Chain oiling accessory - ?
« Reply #7 on: Today at 08:39:14 AM »
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Re: Chain oiling accessory - ?
« Reply #8 on: Today at 10:32:16 AM »
I'd spray some dry lube on my chain drive bikes every few months, whether they needed it or not.

Never got less than 26,000 miles out of a chain.  All the important lube is sealed in by the O/X rings.  The only thing spray lube does is keep rust at bay.  Riding the bike does the same thing.   ;D
it also keeps the O-rings pliable , I get 25 to 30k out of a chain, the cleaning part of it all is a non factor if you use a self cleaning spray ( like I do ) that doesn't attract grit.I use nothing but the Dupont stuff and have for years.
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Re: Chain oiling accessory - ?
« Reply #9 on: Today at 11:22:49 AM »
Follow up question;

What's the name of the stick-like thing used to prop the rear tire off the ground on bikes w/o centerstands?
Does someone sell them or are they a DIY?

Can you tell I'm thinking about riding more??


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