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Post  billyw on Mon Oct 04 2010, 13:50

Having just started biking, can anyone suggest or recommend the best chain lube for my cat? The handbook recommends paraffin for cleaning and motor oil for lubing.
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Post  SteveCat on Mon Oct 04 2010, 15:02

yes, might be easier though if you got a spray can of chain cleaner and chain lube (I don't think the brand matters, doesn't to me). Can find at bike shops or Halfords

Spray the cleaner on, leave a few minutes and use a hose or bucket and rinse it off. Then spray on the chain lube.

Oil will fling off pretty quickly, as those of us who use Scottoilers know all too when the flow rate is set too high.
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Post  Rosco on Mon Oct 04 2010, 16:09

Yep...as per Steve said.

I've done the paraffin and toothbrush job once.

Make sure the chain cleaner (and probably lube too) is O-ring compatible.
I just use chain-saw oil in my scott-oiler.

Much easier to do (in neutral) with either a paddock stand or a suitably strong helper to lean the bike on its stand in such a way as to get your back wheel up.

Put plenty newspaper down!

Best not to do this with engine running as the back sprocket doesn't stop for fingers Shocked


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Post  yamahamad on Mon Oct 04 2010, 18:58

I use wurth chain lube as it does not fling off all over the back of the bike.
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Post  weasley on Mon Oct 04 2010, 21:29

Before I got the Scottoiler I used Castrol Chain Wax. Great stuff when it stays on the chain, but after a while it does accumulate in the front sprocket cover (and up the rear of the tail section).

Scottoiler FTW though. great
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Tue Oct 05 2010, 07:34

I'm using Wurth too at moment til i get my backside in gear and sort out the scotoiler - must give those nice people at Milngavie a call!
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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 07 2010, 17:13

I use old car engine oil, strained through a pair of tights (not mine!). Yes there's fling off, but it oil costs nothing and there's soap n water to clean the bike with.

That said, I bought a can of Muc-Off chain cleaner recently and it works a treat.
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