A chain oil thread.

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Re: A chain oil thread.

#16 Post by ApolloMozart » Tue May 14, 2019 1:18 pm

I have a few bottles like these with engine oil.
Lift the bike on the paddock stand, apply one drop to each link.
Job done.
No fling, no mess, chain stays lubricated and ready for action!
:D

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Re: A chain oil thread.

#17 Post by Pbassred » Tue May 14, 2019 3:40 pm

So, We mostly like Gear oil (its in the manual). We mostly clean with paraffin (kerosene is very similar).
The reason why I was suggesting mixing paraffin with the oil is very old school:- When I was an apprentice (in the 70s :shock: ), we used to preserve metal parts like that. It creeps everywhere. You only need a thin film since its not actually lubricating.

Then again, if you cleaned your chain in paraffin, you just mixed it into the oil, so that's probably enough. The plus side is that you haven't drenched your de-greased chain in water.
If there isn't enough lubricant, you must be doing it wrong.

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Re: A chain oil thread.

#18 Post by DJP » Tue May 14, 2019 9:15 pm

It seems that I stand corrected re paraffin! :mrgreen:

I remain wary of it though - I used to use it for parts cleaning and found that it could adversely affect some seals.

But maybe chain O Rings are different.

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Re: A chain oil thread.

#19 Post by Pbassred » Wed May 15, 2019 1:17 pm

But maybe chain O Rings are different.
Different rubbers have different properties. One would HOPE that a chain made for bikes would be petrochemical resistant, but then we live in a world of Chinese assembly. Who knows if they are following a standard!
If there isn't enough lubricant, you must be doing it wrong.