i'm a bike maintenance n00b, do i have too much lube on my chain?



sma

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hopefully you can tell from the pics, but there's a bit of grease(?) on my crank now after i tried to lube the chain myself. i used pedro's road rage lubricant. this is after three rides totaling about 100 miles.

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artemidorus

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You've started high with your choice of equipment!
One drop per roller, spin a few times, then wipe as much as you can off the chain with a rag. Wipe the oil off chainrings, etc, or it will attract grit and rubbish.
 

sma

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artemidorus said:
You've started high with your choice of equipment!
One drop per roller, spin a few times, then wipe as much as you can off the chain with a rag. Wipe the oil off chainrings, etc, or it will attract grit and rubbish.
thanks for the advice. will a rag get all the oil off the chainrings?
 

artemidorus

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sma said:
thanks for the advice. will a rag get all the oil off the chainrings?
Should do, with a bit of elbow grease you should get a nice shine. I've never had DA rings, so I've never bothered to maintain a high standard of finish. ;)
If you do use solvent, make sure that you don't get it into the BB cup.
 

gil99

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Tire Foam by Armor All should get the bike clean. Saw my LBS using it and gave it a try.
 

rwinthenorth

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sma said:
any recommendation on what to use to make it spotless?
Been there, done that. Any foaming biodegradable degreaser/cleaner you find at the LBS will do. Dry lube collects less junk too.Nice rig, though.
 

Retro Grouch

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It's almost impossible not to put on too much. Unless you're wondering if you have enough lube on your chain, you've put on too much.
 

sma

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Retro Grouch said:
It's almost impossible not to put on too much. Unless you're wondering if you have enough lube on your chain, you've put on too much.
i just wasn't sure if i was supposed to have a buildup of grease on the chainring teeth