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Old 01-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Question stupid chain

I moved to florida for school, so my bike has to sit outside in the sun and rain. The weather is a little crazy here at times.
this is my chain.
is this a sign of bad care or do i need to get a new chain soon?
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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Just clean it, I don't see anything wrong with it.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:31 PM   #3
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just clean it with break cleaner
you see the rust
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looks aite. clean/lube/adjust it.
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The rim tape on the other hand...
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Ive seen worse and they were clueless i would clean in up till you got the money to replace you know a new chain adds like 20HP lol
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Your chain doesnt look bad, make sure you purchase a chain cleaner and clean your chain BUT remember you have to buy a seperate bottle of chain wax. read directions please.

id also take into consideration that youve said youve been keeping this bike outside for sometime. If you can get it on a rear stand. GREAT. if not, this is a little tougher but you want to check the slack of the chain, not in just one spot but several spots. the chain considering that it has been sitting there for sometime can have extra slack/tightness in specific areas. so please check that, find out how much slack your bike is suppose to have.
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What about to get the off the wheel once your done cleaning and lubing?

Is it bad for the tire to get brake cleaner on it?
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The rim tape on the other hand...
yeah at the time I didn't have a stand. and it got the the point where I was FFkkk this.
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Cut out a piece of card board that blocks the wheel and fits over axle between chain and rim/tire
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Cut out a piece of card board that blocks the wheel and fits over axle between chain and rim/tire
I've done that before but I was in a hurry and really wanted to clean my chain before I rode on it like that.


The bike has 2,400 miles on it. I'm guessing all the problems that is has is because its been sitting for so long. I bought it with about 1,900 miles on it a few months ago
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get some heavy duty de-greaser from homedepot, spray, brush then rinse. when it is dry, wax it or lube it.
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Don't clean it with break cleaner. If your chain has Orings in it the chemicals in it will make the o rings dry up and start to crack. use degreaser
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yeah swing by the bike shop they have cans of "chain cleaners" for like 7-8 at the most..
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Don't use brake cleaner to clean it, it'll destroy the o rings over time.
Use either WD40 on a rag or a commercially available chain cleaner.
If you lube the chain from the inside it'll throw less lube on the wheel.
wD40 on a rag also works well for cleaning the lube off the wheel.
The rust isn't bad, but how the rest of the chain: roller, tight/loose spots etc.
If you swing by I cna show you how to clean/lube and adjust your chain, no charge.
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get some heavy duty de-greaser from homedepot, spray, brush then rinse. when it is dry, wax it or lube it.
Your referring to cleaning the rim right?
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Your referring to cleaning the rim right?
No he was referring to cleaning the chain and that's the danger of asking for advice on the internet. Some will be good and some, not so much.
Listen to Patrick. Clean it with a chain cleaner and then lube it.

Get the bike on a stand, hold a rag under the chain (don't let it get caught in the chain or you might lose a finger, lol) spin the rear tire and spray it good.
If you don't have a stand you can get somebody to roll the bike while you follow along.

It's best if you can let it dry over night so less will sling off on the rim. Don't use brake cleaner on the rim either. It will eat the paint.
Brake cleaner is for brakes, only.
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I use WD-40 on a rag to clean my chain. Honda Spray Polish is good for cleaning gunk off your wheels. If the bike is on a stand and you are rotating the wheel to clean the chain, be careful not to get your fingers caught in the sprocket.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:02 AM   #19
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^ right, bike in neutral, engine off, spin wheel w/ hand and clean or lube. (on center stand) on kick stand is a lil trickier and i shold hope you wouldnt have the bike turned on while on the kick stand
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dude get a bike cover and there is nothing wrong with using wd40 to wipe off dirt its what i do. I Dont like chain wax u gotta heat the chain up first. use a lube with PTFE like BEL RAY or MOTOREX RACING LUBE. when your chain is not serviceable youll see the links start to kink. degreaser might dry those rings
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