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4/22/2013 7:05 PM

Need a silent chain, i aligned my sprocket and driver and it still makes noise to an extent. Not to serious it just sketches me out sometime.

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4/22/2013 8:37 PM

Grease it. It shouldn't make sounds unless it's rusty af or it's not aligned properly.

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4/22/2013 8:38 PM

Take it completely off the bike and soak it in motor oil or whatever for a couple minutes, and then take it out and wipe off all the excess oil/lube/thin grease.

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4/22/2013 8:41 PM

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

Grease it. It shouldn't make sounds unless it's rusty af or it's not aligned properly.

do NOT do this. Grease is horrible for chains. Use fine oils, I use 3 in 1 oil for my chain at home but in my experiences, white lightening chain lube works best.

Also, oil it first, then wipe the chain down, then oil it again. This ensures you get most of whatever gunk is on the chain off and allows the oil to do its job better.

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4/22/2013 8:43 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

do NOT do this. Grease is horrible for chains. Use fine oils, I use 3 in 1 oil for my chain at home but in my experiences, white lightening chain lube works best.

Also, oil it first, then wipe the chain down, then oil it again. This ensures you get most of whatever gunk is on the chain off and allows the oil to do its job better.

........ I always put white lithium grease on mine.... seems to extend it's life O_o

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4/22/2013 8:43 PM

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

Grease it. It shouldn't make sounds unless it's rusty af or it's not aligned properly.

sundaybmxRR wrote:

do NOT do this. Grease is horrible for chains. Use fine oils, I use 3 in 1 oil for my chain at home but in my experiences, white lightening chain lube works best.

Also, oil it first, then wipe the chain down, then oil it again. This ensures you get most of whatever gunk is on the chain off and allows the oil to do its job better.

Grease, oil, all the same for me LOL jk

I was ging to say WD40

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4/22/2013 8:49 PM

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

Grease, oil, all the same for me LOL jk

I was ging to say WD40

WD40's a degreaser, helps get the rust off too if his chain is rusty. I soaked my oldd chain in WD40 over night before and it took nearly all the gunk and shit in the chain off. You have to lube it up again with oil though, a lot of people think just spraying WD40 on a chain is considering lubing it up, but it does the exact opposite haha

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4/22/2013 8:50 PM

Aav1996 wrote:

........ I always put white lithium grease on mine.... seems to extend it's life O_o

idk anything about that grease haha

I use this stuff

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4/22/2013 8:51 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

WD40's a degreaser, helps get the rust off too if his chain is rusty. I soaked my oldd chain in WD40 over night before and it took nearly all the gunk and shit in the chain off. You have to lube it up again with oil though, a lot of people think just spraying WD40 on a chain is considering lubing it up, but it does the exact opposite haha

I SUCK with bearings and that right? I was like,"I'm going to WD40 my headset" before I knew what it was.

LUCKILY I didn't have any......lessoned learned, hide the WD40 tongue

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4/22/2013 8:53 PM

Aav1996 wrote:

........ I always put white lithium grease on mine.... seems to extend it's life O_o

I use the one in a spray can. It's really loose like it's grease mixed with oil kinda. I spray a crapload of that into a ziplock bag and add some slicone oil and throw my chain in and shake that bitch like it's no tomorrow. Then I take it out and dry off everything as good as possible so it doesn't attract so much damn dirt and dust, rocks.. I hate that.. I might have to redo this soon cause my chain is starting to gunk up and rattle again.

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4/22/2013 9:01 PM

I hardly lube my chains and never had premature wear on sprockets or drivers (my driver actually looks brand new) nor do I break chains much (actually broke it twice this week, but I was doing sprocket stalls and smashed a couple link, those were the ones that broke)

Idk maybe I just get really lucky everytime I change something in my drivetrain.

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4/22/2013 9:12 PM

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

I SUCK with bearings and that right? I was like,"I'm going to WD40 my headset" before I knew what it was.

LUCKILY I didn't have any......lessoned learned, hide the WD40 tongue

OH I can top that story easily.. before I knew how to work on a bike properly, I got a pair of stock Fit forks from a friend for super cheap cause my stock Haro forks were bent everywhere. I got the Fit ones on my bike but I forgot to put the bottom bearing race in, so when I tightened everything up.. it didn't spin very well.

I'm fairly positive that's why I joined Vital, I googled like bike problems or something to do with headsets and a page came up saying to grease everything up.

I thought vegetable oil you use to cook with was the same thing, so I put a bunch on a paper towel and lubed the fuck out of my steerer tube, the inside of my headtube, bearing seats & the bearings -_____________-

still didn't spin, later realized I was missing the bearing race and put that on along with vegetable oil still in there hahaha fuck.

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4/22/2013 9:17 PM

I greased my chain... Im going to try to get it off now

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4/22/2013 9:23 PM

hey, i ran out of chain lube a long time ago, can i use bones speed cream? lol its a skateboard bearing lube

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4/22/2013 9:33 PM

kevin burnett wrote:

I greased my chain... Im going to try to get it off now

WD40. Get like an old tub of butter or something, clean that out and spray WD40 in there until it's at least high enough to cover your chain when you put it in there. Let it sit for a good while then pull it out and wipe it all off.

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4/22/2013 9:39 PM

kevin burnett wrote:

I greased my chain... Im going to try to get it off now

sundaybmxRR wrote:

WD40. Get like an old tub of butter or something, clean that out and spray WD40 in there until it's at least high enough to cover your chain when you put it in there. Let it sit for a good while then pull it out and wipe it all off.

I just wiped it off and put it in an old oil container and shook it up lol, its alot better now, thanks guys

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4/22/2013 9:40 PM

dream wrote:

hey, i ran out of chain lube a long time ago, can i use bones speed cream? lol its a skateboard bearing lube

It should be somewhat straight, ive used it before

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4/23/2013 12:23 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

WD40's a degreaser, helps get the rust off too if his chain is rusty. I soaked my oldd chain in WD40 over night before and it took nearly all the gunk and shit in the chain off. You have to lube it up again with oil though, a lot of people think just spraying WD40 on a chain is considering lubing it up, but it does the exact opposite haha

Brayden_Buckingham wrote:

I SUCK with bearings and that right? I was like,"I'm going to WD40 my headset" before I knew what it was.

LUCKILY I didn't have any......lessoned learned, hide the WD40 tongue

sundaybmxRR wrote:

OH I can top that story easily.. before I knew how to work on a bike properly, I got a pair of stock Fit forks from a friend for super cheap cause my stock Haro forks were bent everywhere. I got the Fit ones on my bike but I forgot to put the bottom bearing race in, so when I tightened everything up.. it didn't spin very well.

I'm fairly positive that's why I joined Vital, I googled like bike problems or something to do with headsets and a page came up saying to grease everything up.

I thought vegetable oil you use to cook with was the same thing, so I put a bunch on a paper towel and lubed the fuck out of my steerer tube, the inside of my headtube, bearing seats & the bearings -_____________-

still didn't spin, later realized I was missing the bearing race and put that on along with vegetable oil still in there hahaha fuck.

On my MTB I Oiled up the Discs because they were a little rusty. Stupidest thing I've ever done Bike wise.

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4/23/2013 1:49 PM

I only use WD40 to clean my bike.
Never used it for anything else rather than removing sticker glue from stuff.

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4/23/2013 2:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/23/2013 2:15 PM

I got some park tools lube im going to use on my chain and hub tonight

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4/23/2013 2:21 PM

didnt read all the comments so this may have been mentioned but nickel plated chains are really quite. i have a sram chain that is quite and smooth and pretty cheap.

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