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lynxphin

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lynxphin says:

CV grease on a bike chain !

Could I use CV grease, ( car joint ), on my bike chain ?

Or would this have a negative effect on the chain itself ?

( I'm unfortunately completely ignorant )

Simoncelli's passing completely WRONG

Selfishly - we all suffer his loss

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lynxphin

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lynxphin says:

CV grease on a bike chain !

Its an O-Ring chain

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lynxphin

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lynxphin says:

CV grease on a bike chain !

Also just in case anyone is searching for chain maintenance information and happens to read this thread please note the following WARNING ;

If you put OIL on your chain, don’t wipe it off and then go out for a ride you’ll cover the near side of your rear tyre in OIL and struggle to stay healthy.

YES  i did exactly that and YES i am a total w*nk*r, but fortunately I noticed and am still here, so far.

I had to spend that day’s ride being ‘ a bit careful ‘ when navigating left handed bends, ( hanging off at medium speeds to keep the bike upright – looking like a proper Pleb )

 

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StealthSV

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StealthSV says:

U could

But it wouldn't half make a mess and be potentially dangerous!!


IMO!

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entus

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entus says:

chain lube

Why not buy some chain lube? No uncertainty involved.

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smidget

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smidget says:

lynxphin Hi

Long answer short NO NO NO you will get the same effect as with the oil.:shock::shock::shock:


Use the correct product for the job or get a chain oiler such as scottoil produce.

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

lynxphin

So far you have suggested CV grease and used oil (of some kind or another) with near unfortunate consequences.  

Have you not actually considered chain lube?  After all, that is designed for the job.   

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Edzx1100

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Edzx1100 says:

Have you seen

the mess that stuff makes on a car when the cv gaiter splits I think it would be more dangerous than over oiling your chain plus its murder cleaning it off

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lynxphin

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lynxphin says:

CV grease

Many thanks everybody, i'll just use chain lube then,

much appreciated,

can't believe no one's ripped the piss yet, these forums usually crack me up for that sort of thing

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

grease

ripped the piss? taken the piss:biggrin: I used a thin layer of grease in the winters when snow/hail/rain/salt washed all the oil of the chain after every trip.I used a half inch brush with shortened bristles.C.V. grease is ok to use,as mentioned it`s used for rubber booted joints.  

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

chain lubing

I have used engine oil on my chains for years. If you use it SPARINGLY, then you DO NOT GET ANY ON YOUR TYRE.

You were using too much.

As it's an O-Ring chain, you are only lubing the little rubber O-Rings. You do not need any more than a thin trickle...

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