A small can of chain lube is cheaper than a bottle of vegetable oil. Sad to relate the bad news. C2JonW, 69 year old living in Waterbury Center, Vermont, USA. Free Member. Buy the liquid form and drip one drop on each roller -- it will penetrate in where you need it. by Psychopasta » June 2nd, 2018, 12:18 pm, Post Take the time and get real chain lube, but that isn't your shifting/drive problem. I would think that any bicycle chain oil would be fine. If the cable is vertical, the oil will penetrate the housing on its own. That condition will cause the chain to slide out of gear. Sewing machine oil and 3-in-1 are very different in viscosity! There's a small market for chain-oil alternatives like jojoba, which leads me to believe that a simple solution like this won't really do the job you want. Does weight training (upper body and lower body) affect your cycling ability? If it is too high just loosen the cable fixing bolt and the derailleur clamp, slide down, then retighten and readjust... make sure that before you do this the shifter is in the normal (cable slack) position. One option would be to use a cheap chain during winter and discard it in spring. Cooking oil is a standard lubricant in the home that is ideal for keeping away rust from metal surfaces. Vegetable oil is a better alternative compared to motor oil since it is bio-degradable and environment-friendly. Not that my chain is running dry. Use a rag made from an old t-shirt or athletic sock - towels tend to get string caught in things. Pedro's Extra Dry (with PTFE) is nice also. All the high tech chain … Cooking oil for my bike chain. I don't think this would work all too well. In that it is a thin, lo viscosity, oil. Fairly pure. Schilling wants to be taken off HOF ballot, Celebs call on Biden to pay moms for 'unseen' labor, GOP lawmaker liked posts calling for killings: Reports, State tries to ditch stockpile of Trump-touted drug. Glad you set me straight on that one! Since the chain is dry and / or grimey from disuse you'll want to go a little heavy on the application and use the rag to catch the drips and then clean off the excess along with as much of the grime as you can. In terms of things you have around the house: baby oil (or mineral oil with w/scent) is the best bet. It'd like to take the chain off and soak it in a bucket overnight to clean it (is this a good lazy way?). Also keep in mind that this is not a bicycle chain- different construction and different application mean that what's good for … The 2 stroke oil is not bad option. Are there derailleurs with a longer low reach? Unlike the RnR Gold Lube, the DuPont Teflon Chain Saver is a Dry lube and we recommend it for environments with dry conditions and with a lot of dust in the air. I've seen a lawn mower that someone filled with canola oil instead of motor oil, and it ran just fine for a long time, though the oil did thicken up and stink. The oil the maker of your chainsaw suggest are selected because they feature key elements that will effectively lubricate the bar and chain, thus reducing friction and the buildup of heat between these two crucial components of your saw. Also keep in mind that this is not a bicycle chain- different construction and different application mean that what's good for one is not necessarily be good for the other. Keep it clean; if it makes your fingers dirty and greasy it is way too filthy. There are two types of people in this world: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data. They have tiny micro-particles of ceramic material that coats the chain and lubricates the movement of the links. Be considerate of the fact that regularly cleaning, and properly lubricating your bicycle's drivetrain is essential to ensuring it's proper function and longevity. by chipman » May 30th, 2018, 5:59 pm, Post Taking care and providing timely maintenance to the bike chain is important to achieve a smooth riding experience, improve the longevity of the bike components, and save you money from needing to change chains constantly. The only thing I can come up with is it needing more oil?! Are they worth it? So good lookin’ so refined (the oil that is). Maintenance, accessories, operation. Pull the derailleur cage towards the top ring with your hands. A roadie might get a way with just using GT85 or a light PTFE or Wax lube, but we tend to clean and relube a little more often than usual ! vegetable oil?! If you go to a bike shp they will have a nice little tool which will measure your chain wear. by c2jonw » May 30th, 2018, 1:50 pm, Post 30-year Wall Street veteran says buyer beware, Beloved NBA TV reporter Sekou Smith dies at 48, Apollo CEO is latest business figure linked to Epstein, Palm Beach reviewing use of Mar-a-Lago by Trump, First look at Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in new film, Husband honors wife killed in crash with Kobe, Amanda Gorman dishes on Obamas’ inauguration chat, Sore loser? They last much longer!!". Some will use that only. They cost a bit more than traditional chain lubes, but can give a much smoother, quieter ride. 3in1 oil or sewing machine oil is best. This means you’ll have to completely strip even a brand new, box-fresh chain of all grease and oil. Bring that poor bike to a bike shop. Give me a spotlessly clean chain, no matter how dry it is, over that oily black dirty thing on your bike any day. As the name suggests, the Rock N Roll Gold Chain Lubricant does not only lubricate your bike; it also cleans it up concurrently. Slide the cable housing back into the barrel adjuster and re-connect the brake. The WD in WD40 stands for water displacement (which is its primary use) It is a thin penetrating lubricant and can be used as such for certain applications, although long term use on an MTB, probably isn't one of them! WD-40 is made to dry up so it is not the best idea and I'm not even going into the vegetable oil area. I do it to old kids' bikes. Why did this happen to my bike? Sewing machine oil and 3-in-1 are very different in viscosity! I mainly use it on pivot points and cables, but it works for chains as well. The slippery substance is Polytetrafluorethelene (PTFE) - Teflon is just the Brand name marketed by Dupont! It takes a special tool to check the rear derailleur. +4 for chainsaw oil, use sparingly though it does gloop up the chain a bit. Know of one in Hue does for sure. Motor oil. Try the area by the Imperial Palace. EDIT: McG... me again.. hi. by Psychopasta » June 1st, 2018, 10:58 am, Post I only use it on my Rohloff bike. Kerosene will also work coupled with a soft rag and wire brush. Get your answers by asking now. WD-40 is the silicone lubricant -- not as slippery or as heavy duty. ? I use Marvel Mystery Oil myself. Ceramic Lubes are a high tech type of dry lube. The use of cooking oil originated from the use of castor oil. Is bike fit the same for every type of bike? Vegetable oil is affordable and a good alternative for chainsaw chain and bar. What wrong with it? by c2jonw » May 31st, 2018, 7:34 am, Post However, those are acts of desperation. 2. share. ;). e.g. Lastly, a 4 liter of chain oil costs $12.99 ($3.24/liter) while a 3 liter of canola oil costs $7.99 ($2.66/liter). The overall results were positive. It flushes out dirt and grime, and dries very fast. by FRiC » June 1st, 2018, 11:46 pm, Post Typically, the bar and chain oils that are recommended by chainsaw manufact… Never saw a can of MMO that wasn’t empty except for some red sludge.. Mostly volatile solvents—including carbom tet. A clean chain and cassette runs much smoother, and lasts much longer, than a dirty one. 96 Alternatives of Bike Chain Lubricants! Reference pictures here....https://www.facebook.com/pg/Oz-cycle-559782270843560/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1454891907999254PTFE powder available … Can I interest you in a Campy Chain? 2. However, substituting chain oil for olive oil in cooking is something worth thinking about. The bottom of the cage should be NO MORE than 1/16" (2mm) from the top of the teeth. There are a number of household items that will clean a bike chain quite well. Vegetable oils such as castor oil are used in two stroke racing machines, so they are not all lightweight! I assume that when you say that you checked the derailleur alignment that you mean you checked the FRONT derailleur, right? Get thee to a bike shop. I use Pedro's Ice Wax for my bikes. You also don't have to worry about trans-fats making your chain overweight. When desperate, I've even taken the dipstick out of my car and let it drip over the chain. Any household petroleum based oil would be better than nothing. There are many chain "lubricants" available and we have only tested a few. Some guys love Tri-Flo. DuPont Teflon Chain-Saver Dry. Go buy a can of tri-flow its in a orange and black can. Dan is on the right track, just a little disinformation there. In order to limit the amount of wear on the chain and sprockets caused by this friction, you need to regularly lubricate your chain. Vegetable oil is good alternative. Shifter Cable Lubrication Rear Shift Cable. Too thin. 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