Chain Care

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Harvey, Mar 12, 2003.

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  1. Harvey

    Harvey Guest

    Hi.

    Anyone know anything of or ever used the Finish Line Bicycle Chain Care Kit? Worth getting?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Bomba

    Bomba Guest

    harvey wrote:
    > Hi.
    >
    > Anyone know anything of or ever used the Finish Line Bicycle Chain Care Kit? Worth getting?

    Don't know about the chain care kit, but their red top lube is nice.
     
  3. Jed Thompson

    Jed Thompson Guest

    > > Hi.
    > >
    > > Anyone know anything of or ever used the Finish Line Bicycle Chain Care
    Kit?
    > > Worth getting?
    >
    > Don't know about the chain care kit, but their red top lube is nice.
    >

    Why do people insist on commenting on something other than what the person asked about? I see this
    happen almost every day. Man is it annoying... If this person wanted to know about the #$%^&*^ lube,
    they would have said "Anyone know anything of or ever used Finish Line lube?" But they didn't, they
    asked about the chain care kit. ARGGHHH

    Sorry, had to vent. Im done.
     
  4. Sorni

    Sorni Guest

    "Jed Thompson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > > > Hi.
    > > >
    > > > Anyone know anything of or ever used the Finish Line Bicycle Chain
    Care
    > Kit?
    > > > Worth getting?
    > >
    > > Don't know about the chain care kit, but their red top lube is nice.
    > >
    >
    > Why do people insist on commenting on something other than what the person asked about? I see this
    > happen almost every day. Man is it annoying...
    If
    > this person wanted to know about the #$%^&*^ lube, they would have said "Anyone know anything of
    > or ever used Finish Line lube?" But they didn't, they asked about the chain care kit. ARGGHHH
    >
    > Sorry, had to vent. Im done.

    I've never tried their lube.

    Bill "following thread closely" S.
     
  5. Slacker

    Slacker Guest

    "harvey" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hi.
    >
    > Anyone know anything of or ever used the Finish Line Bicycle Chain Care Kit? Worth getting?
    >
    > Thanks.

    I've used both their wash & lubes. Personally, I don't care for their lubes, they just didn't work
    as well as White Lightning (I'm in So Cal). Their wash is good, but I've since switched to Dawn dish
    detergent, which works amazingly well and is much cheaper/versatile.

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  6. Bill Wheeler

    Bill Wheeler Guest

    On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 23:32:26 GMT, "Jed Thompson" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> > Hi.
    >> >
    >> > Anyone know anything of or ever used the Finish Line Bicycle Chain Care
    >Kit?
    >> > Worth getting?
    >>
    >> Don't know about the chain care kit, but their red top lube is nice.
    >>
    >
    >Why do people insist on commenting on something other than what the person asked about? I see this
    >happen almost every day. Man is it annoying... If this person wanted to know about the #$%^&*^
    >lube, they would have said "Anyone know anything of or ever used Finish Line lube?" But they
    >didn't, they asked about the chain care kit. ARGGHHH
    >
    >Sorry, had to vent. Im done.
    >

    I once used my motor cycle lube on a bike chain....worked okay.

    Peace, Bill The mind serves properly as a window glass rather than as a reflector, that is, the mind
    should give an immediate view instead of an interpretation of the world.
    :-]
     
  7. Bill Wheeler

    Bill Wheeler Guest

    On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 20:17:29 +0000 (UTC), "harvey" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hi.
    >
    >Anyone know anything of or ever used the Finish Line Bicycle Chain Care Kit? Worth getting?
    >
    >Thanks.
    >

    I haven't but if you use Prolink and clean your chain regularly you really don't need a "Kit".

    Take if off and use Simple Green, Dry, Lube, put back on.

    Peace, Bill The mind serves properly as a window glass rather than as a reflector, that is, the mind
    should give an immediate view instead of an interpretation of the world.
    :-]
     
  8. Ken

    Ken Guest

    Bill Wheeler <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
    > I once used my motor cycle lube on a bike chain....worked okay.

    As long as you clean and relube regularly, any mechanical oil work fine. Many people swear by 60W
    motor oil, which is available everywhere and real cheap.
     
  9. > Why do people insist on commenting on something other than what the person asked about? I see this
    > happen almost every day. Man is it annoying...
    If

    Paint chips!

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  10. Ctg

    Ctg Guest

    "Jed Thompson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > > > Hi.
    > > >
    > > > Anyone know anything of or ever used the Finish Line Bicycle Chain
    Care
    > Kit?
    > > > Worth getting?
    > >
    > > Don't know about the chain care kit, but their red top lube is nice.
    > >
    >
    > Why do people insist on commenting on something other than what the person asked about? I see this
    > happen almost every day. Man is it annoying...
    If
    > this person wanted to know about the #$%^&*^ lube, they would have said "Anyone know anything of
    > or ever used Finish Line lube?" But they didn't, they asked about the chain care kit. ARGGHHH
    >
    > Sorry, had to vent. Im done.

    Hey wow, the chain care kit comes with red top lube! What a coincidence!

    In answer to the original question I've found chain cleaning machines to be a waste of time and
    money. They're bike equivalent of all that infomercial kitchen trash. It looks neat but you'll only
    use it twice and then shove it to the back of the cabinet. Paper towels seem to work just fine.

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  11. Chris

    Chris Guest

    > In answer to the original question I've found chain cleaning machines to
    be
    > a waste of time and money. They're bike equivalent of all that infomercial kitchen trash. It looks
    > neat but you'll only use it twice and then shove
    it
    > to the back of the cabinet. Paper towels seem to work just fine.
    >

    Damn straight. Designate some old Tupperware as the offical "chain cleaning tub" and have at it with
    some gasoline or kerosene. Then wipe clean, or use a toilet brush to really make it sparkle, and hit
    it with some SynLube (my fav) or anything else that works for your local riding spots.

    I am so drunk right now...I spent 10 minutes fixing typos. On that tinyass post...Ughh.

    Chris (is really drunk...uggh)
     
  12. Bomba

    Bomba Guest

    Jed Thompson wrote:

    >>Don't know about the chain care kit, but their red top lube is nice.
    >>
    >
    >
    > Why do people insist on commenting on something other than what the person asked about? I see this
    > happen almost every day. Man is it annoying... If this person wanted to know about the #$%^&*^
    > lube, they would have said "Anyone know anything of or ever used Finish Line lube?" But they
    > didn't, they asked about the chain care kit. ARGGHHH

    Well, I was under the impression that the lube was part of the chain care kit. I thought it was
    relevant...

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  13. Shaun Rimmer

    Shaun Rimmer Guest

    Jed Thompson <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > > Hi.
    > > >
    > > > Anyone know anything of or ever used the Finish Line Bicycle Chain
    Care
    > Kit?
    > > > Worth getting?
    > >
    > > Don't know about the chain care kit, but their red top lube is nice.
    > >
    >
    > Why do people insist on commenting on something other than what the person asked about? I see this
    > happen almost every day. Man is it annoying...
    If
    > this person wanted to know about the #$%^&*^ lube, they would have said "Anyone know anything of
    > or ever used Finish Line lube?" But they didn't, they asked about the chain care kit. ARGGHHH

    OOoooo, nice little temper tantrum there boy! Now, get out of your pushchair and retrieve yer rattle
    before the highly amused amassing crowd tread it into broken pieces reminiscent of the state of your
    self control, eejit.

    Shaun aRe - Unbelievable......
     
  14. Shaun Rimmer

    Shaun Rimmer Guest

    Stephen Baker <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Jed says:
    >
    > >If this person wanted to know about the #$%^&*^ lube, they would have said "Anyone know anything
    > >of or ever used Finish Line lube?"
    >
    > Think of it like this - if you owned a VW Jetta, and someone asked for
    opinions
    > of a Golf, wouldn't you say something along the lines of "Well, the Jetta
    is a
    > great little car (let's assume that for now, shall we) so the Golf should
    be
    > OK.

    OK Baker, ya realise you're gonna have to quit that club now - your mind is becoming diseased......

    > What happens is that while they have no direct experience of the Chain
    Care
    > Kit, they do have experience with other products from the same
    manufacturer,
    > and are offering opinions on the general quality of that mfr's line of
    goods.
    > If no-one writes in with the experience needed, then at least the OP has
    _some_
    > idea of overall quality to start from. Bad grammar, but I hope you get the piccie. ;-)

    Here there be truth.

    > Steve "never used anything by Finish Line"

    Me either, because it sucks......heheheheh.....

    Shaun aRe
     
  15. Harvey

    Harvey Guest

    "Bill Wheeler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 20:17:29 +0000 (UTC), "harvey" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    > I haven't but if you use Prolink and clean your chain regularly you really don't need a "Kit".
    >
    > Take if off and use Simple Green, Dry, Lube, put back on.
    >

    Is Simple Green lube for bikes? Can you use any lube - well, I'd call it oil, so can you use any oil
    really...because I'd guess that non-specialist stuff would be much cheaper.

    I got the olny 'lube' they had, which was £3 for some Fast Lane stuff - only make they seem to stock
    - and when I said I'd been advised on a web newsgroup that chain care kits were a waste of time and
    money - as someone here said - they said 'Then they can't be real cyclists then' - so there! ;)

    Mind you, he failed to keep a straight face when he said it.
     
  16. Harvey

    Harvey Guest

    "Slacker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "harvey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...

    >
    > I've used both their wash & lubes. Personally, I don't care for their
    lubes, they just didn't work as well as White Lightning (I'm
    > in So Cal). Their wash is good, but I've since switched to Dawn dish
    detergent, which works amazingly well and is much
    > cheaper/versatile.
    >

    Well I got their lube coz its the only make they stock - but I suspect any old oil would do a
    reasonable enough job - no?
     
  17. Harvey

    Harvey Guest

    "bomba" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > harvey wrote:
    > > Hi.
    > >
    > > Anyone know anything of or ever used the Finish Line Bicycle Chain Care
    Kit?
    > > Worth getting?
    >
    > Don't know about the chain care kit, but their red top lube is nice.

    Well as it was all they stocked I got it anyway - and got a refund on the kit, even though 'real
    cyclists' would only use the kit ;)

    Cheers.
     
  18. Harvey

    Harvey Guest

  19. Taywood

    Taywood Guest

    > Anyone know anything of or ever used the Finish Line Bicycle Chain Care Kit? Worth getting?

    If this is the plastic container with three wheels and brushes I've got it and it works. The
    degreaser that came with it is expensive to replace but there are other products to use.

    Theres an arm thats held by the stay so you can demud and degrease insitu just by hand turning the
    crank, then washoff. You may be surprised at the amount of silt that settles in the container. Mike

    Just remember you need to remove the chain sometimes to give it the full monty.
     
  20. Harvey

    Harvey Guest

    "Taywood" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    > > Anyone know anything of or ever used the Finish Line Bicycle Chain Care Kit? Worth getting?
    >
    > If this is the plastic container with three wheels and brushes I've got it and it works. The
    > degreaser that came with it is expensive to replace but there are other products to use.
    >
    > Theres an arm thats held by the stay so you can demud and degrease insitu just by hand turning
    > the crank, then washoff. You may be surprised at the amount of silt that settles in the
    > container. Mike
    >
    > Just remember you need to remove the chain sometimes to give it the full monty.

    Yes it is.

    I don't like buying things just on the recommendation of shop owners...so that's nice to know. Not a
    gimmick then.

    Is it easy to set up? I have a bad habit of breaking things if they can be broke with a minimum
    of effort...

    cheers.
     
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