Congratulations – you’ve now turned your chain into a magnet for every bit of grit it sees, which will handily turn into grinding paste and wear away your transmission, in addition to clogging your jockey wheels/cassette/chainrings…. Pointless. Non-sticky Lubrication, Effective Penetrator, Water Displacer, Rustproofer, With PTFE. from a company that specialises in lubricant perhaps). Keeps the chain clean, seems to work OK and to be honest if the conditions are that bad nothing works well so I’m happy reapplying a bit of 85 halfway through a full day out. (as did a few others on here) Everything else I’ve tried is either summer-only or sticky. I find washing a chain only ever gets it so clean. Not at all. Before you go riding with a dry cloths take of the oil. Great stuff. Many riders use some type of a light oil to lubricate their chains. Is it ok to use car engine oil on your bike chain? Chain oil used for chain saws will work but stay far away from WD-40. I have cleaned enough chainsets full of accumilatied gunk for a life time, and the whole apply – wipe off excess thing is again too much buggering about when I just wanna ride. All the good bit of oil is in the rollers and pivots of the chain and the outside is now clean and so won’t attract dirt. Slipperiness. Cooking oil for my bike chain Cooking oil is a standard lubricant in the home that is ideal for keeping away rust from metal surfaces. It works ok, and doesn't get them as greasy as motor oil or axle grease. Even getting more life out of my chains too!! 99. I have to admit, I use good old oil (actually says carlube on the side of the bottle). From all the MSDSs I’ve seen they all appear to be heavy oil mixed with paraffin/white spirit to get the necessary viscosity. Some on this MTB thread and Nordic Group - Bicycle Chain Cleaning and Lubing use chainsaw oil. From Yahoo Answers: You don't want to use motor oil because it will: 1. Generally engine oil isn't that great - it's designed to work at high temperature/pressure but if it's all you can get, it's a lot better than nothing. Dry lube works fine if the conditions aren’t too manky. I found a bottle of lawnmower engine oil in our basement a few years ago, and use that. Clean the chain and reapply lube every 100-200 miles. Dries to a white tacky substance. The best oil to use for lubricating the bar and chain is usually the one that is supported by the manufacturer. Points attained via Car Engine Oil For Bike Chain. Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I believe in the future of the human race. Recommended by my LBS who's been riding over 20 year & never had a problem with it yet. No cleaning the chainset, no wiping off the excess (occasional removal of accumilated wax from small cassette sprockets – say once a year), put on – ride – put on -ride – put on – ride. Before you go riding with a dry cloths take of the oil. Try and apply you new oil so it penetrates all of the moving joints of the chain. 3 in 1 to lube. Got given a half-used bottle of Rock N’ Roll by a mate and was amazed at how well it works!! Rock n roll for me. Unlike grease Bike Lube (also Chain Lube) are not paste but liquid, lubes are often found to replace lubrications where oil previously would've been used. The rest seems like a load of cobblers hype and marketing which I have had enough of now. Anyway – give it a go and follow the instructions (It’s a slosh on – wipe off job). wd 40 is clearly a lubricant, it is just so thin that it will be thrown from the chain in a very short while. Here we have shared an amazing helping guide on how to oil a bike chain with vegetables. I find that it runs pretty damn well. Had used Finish Line Wet for years but got fed up of applying it mid-ride on long days, especially with stream crossings!! It was not long before the car, motor racing and cycling fraternities latched on to the usefulness of this new product which cleaned, protected and lubricated. Contact Us Pipedream’s New SRS48 Fork Has Zero Millimetres of Travel. 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. It evaporates quickly & leaves no residue to protect your drivetrain from wear & tear. But saying that I do tend to clean my bike excessively in any case, so for me it isn't an actual issue. Even pouring water on your chain every 30 mins or so makes a big difference. Forum Rules just gettin back into cycling after a canny long break - can you still get LPS3 and LPS cleaner ? There was a rumour that it was going to be stopped in the UK, and I panicked and bulk bought! Butt..would this method damage the rubber bits inside the chain (bike is a gsxr750 srad 1996) Use a good wet lube and then leave it. Simply Answer is – Regular motor oil you can use for chainsaw bar. Belt and braces approach based on almagating bits of advice from similar threads.Cheap too,chainsaw oil was only £3.00 for a litre and the wax spray £6.99 for 500ml. 9 Bike Locks, Chains and Anchors to keep your bike safe. oil the rusty links along with the rest of the chain and the rusty colour goes. Never ever ever going about to all the other stuff, the cleaning chemicals, the water displacers, and the routines. This is like asking what tyre. If you never clean it and don’t wipe the excess oil off. Link Removal Don’t soak a chain in lube. No brainer really. It's a bit tedious but seems to work better than just using chain lube. Try it works well in cleaning the chain so as a general lube I wouldn’t recommend it. I have always used wet or dry lube, generally muc off depending on the weather. Rest assured that with this lubricant, your bike will be free from dust and will refrain from absorbing all kinds of contaminants while on the road. I thought it attracted too much dirt on the adventure. About £5 per litre. Or Is It Miles? It’s not a simple option but so far I’m getting on really well with Putoline chain wax- faff to apply but it’s lasting better than anything else I’ve used. such as? You want to go to the bike shop and get something like Tri-Flow for cables and derailleur pivot points. Privacy Nukeproof Giga Launched: A Super-Enduro shouldn’t descend AND climb this well! Of course, I alternate two chains to allow this and to spread wear. My Website - Trail Centre info for the UK: =========================================. The chain has developed a lovely orange smattering of light rustiness. Muc-off wet lube was the stickiest, dirtiest, gunkiest substance I’ve ever put on my chain. I found a bottle of lawnmower engine oil in our basement a few years ago, and use that. Classifieds Rules Jones suggests: “First, use less oil as you lubricate. Put a bit more on when the chain gets a bit squeaky, and tuck my trouser leg into my sock to avoid it getting filthy on the chain. If you’re a prepper or a homesteader, you’re likely salivating at the chance of being able to recycle and reuse something to maintain your home fortress.. Quickly and simply, these are some of the top uses for used engine oil. It is manufactured for bicycles chains and cables that are used mostly in wet environments or areas that are likely to be highly contaminated. Muc off lube is the worst I’ve used. No one recommends using old recycled motor oil. bike’s chain must be regularly cleaned and lubed for every 15 days or 500 kms for open chain chain. Also check if your motorcycle’s chain has a free play of around 2 to 4 mm in general by testing it by moving chain up and down in a vertical direction with the help of your fingers. You need to be channelling mr myagi with your chain…. Also ensure your chain is sparkly clean. Wipe it down now and then, apply a bit more oil. Chain lubes are overpriced & overrated IMO. Any sort of offroad ride and as soon as you get back on the tar the chain would squeak and complain big time. Probably not the best practice. for a commutator it may be fine to use engine oil as it has a chain cover. every few weeks I treat my chain to a drop of ZX1 friction reducer on each link. Went back to Motorex normal lube but it just doesnt last. If your bike was a garage sale or dumpster find, sure, put vegetable oil on it. I use car oil on my chain (10w/40 to be precise) & it works great. Big no because unlike motor cycle chains it is not put through the same speed or heat and so as mentioned will pick up all the dirt and clog up your fine and delicate gear mechanisms. Premier Club 1. I am sure you would love to read our updated guide of 2019. WD40 to displace water I have a new bike and would like to start off as I mean to go on. Haven’t given it a proper slopfest test yet though. Squirt in the summer. Sells it for me. Chain oil needs to be inside the chain , very little is needed on the outside as a properly lubricated chain the rollers spin and do not drag across the sprockets. I wouldn’t use it in dry, dusty conditions though but I haven’t experienced those for a long time. So I use this. As chain lube is only any use when it's inside the chain and picks up too much dirt when it's on the outside of the chain, here's how I lube my chain. 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That is about as clean and well lubed as I think you can get an old chain but give it half an hour of riding and its minging again! Soak the chain and then wipe it all of – it comes off black even after a wash. Repeat this and after about 3 or 4 soakings it starts to run clear’ish. Ive never heard of using car oil on bike chains :? After faffing for 15 years, it was a relief to find something easy and reliable. There’s too much advertising revenue at stake to risk upsetting any of the chain lube manufacturers by showing their products as snake oil, but it would be nice if someone did some controlled tests and measured the chain wear. Then get the bike shop to change the whole ‘drivetrain’ every year or so. Use a wet lube and wipe the chain down after every ride to help prolong the chain lubes life. 1) tough suck it up princess and get cleaning. After cleaning I soak my chains in chainsaw oil. Electric chainsaws don’t need any fuel to run as they don’t have engines. ever done a chain lube test ? What is in a “good wet lube” that makes it so special? Canola oil can replace chainsaw bar oil. Engine oil is too viscous so it gathers up dust and dirt which turns into an abrasive paste and wears the chain, sprockets and chainrings. Go to the bike shop and get some Finish Line oil or Walmart carries White lightning oil now for bicycles. Just found a product that works and stuck with it. WD40 is not a lubricant, it's a Water Displacer. When that runs out, its back to Castrol. However, the bar and chain are required to be lubricated to ensure optimal functioning. It then evaporates leaving the original oil behind. This can certainly help you to save large amounts of cash on the trip, so long as you know just where you can check out get the best deals for you. Over the last winter I’ve used Putolene, Juice lubes, gear oil and GT85. Couldn’t you do this for a chain lubricated with car/transmission lube? 3 in 1 oil is vegatable based and will gum things up. This is because chainsaws run at a speed of 45 miles per hours, full throttle. Yes, olive oil will lubricate an excercise bike chain, but being a vegetable oil it might not be compatible with the lubricant thats been previously used. Cleans and lubes your chain all in one go. Login/cookie issues? In my humble opinion, as someone who left school and went into precision engineering, and someone who has both an inquisitive mind and an interest in lubrication, ‘dry’, and ‘lubrication’, are not two words that go together when discussing chains. Using White Lightning Epic Ride now and happy enough with it. You’ll get a thousand different answers. The only thing I get from Evans, they do the refillable kit to save a few pennies , Muc-Off to clean I’ve been through a year of trials ending up with Muc Off Blue which I quite like the smell of. Breaking: Production Privée unveils prototype CNC downhill bike with The Brigade! ok sound-where is the cheapest place to get hold of this? Have Which? A motorcycle oil, synthetic or mineral is beside the point, will not hold on to the chain at high speeds. The better bike specific chain lube reduces this and is also better at staying on the chain in wet conditions.. Old engine oil would also be great on moto chains but has the same issues. Squirt is ace in the dry but I’ve found it pretty disastrous in some of the local mud, shame as it’s otherwise good. Nah, snake oil is rubbish. I used to use Belray's SuperClean product on my road bike. So please advice me which engine oil should i use and which chain lube ( bike has O-ring chain). It will fling off and leave you without lubrication at all. Car lube!? Soon after the launch of GT85, supplies were being snapped up by MOD workshops.The aircraft and helicopter industry was soon to follow as word rapidly spread about the new cleaning and lubricant spray with outstanding properties, which could benefit all types of machinery or equipment without leaving a sticky residue. 2) you are using the wrnong lube – try X GT85 has the effect of actually degreasing your chain. It makes your chain go all wiggly. Now i m thinking to not go for free services .Instead of this i am planning to gor for service after every 2500 kms from a good mechanic. Another vote for Rock n Roll extreme here. I then wipe off the excess. . Some bicycle chain lubes will only work if applied to a clean, degreased, dry chain – read the instructions on the oil to check. You only need a small film of oil. I used to use vaseline but that wasn't as effective as previous oils..... any cycle chain lube is better than anything you have mentioned yet. Better than any chain cleaning device. i bought yamaha fz-s in october 2009. I’ve decided that from here on in I’m going for GT85. $9.99 $ 9. No, you should not do this. All chainsaw manufacturers recommend a specific type of bar and chain oil. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. The mineral spirits is just a paint thinner (or oil diluter in this case) which thins the engine oil so that it can penetrate into the insides of the chain. Okay I only really notice any problems come the dusty summer as fine silty paticles tend to gunk up the chain over time. It's an extremely good high pressure viscous lubricant, and unlike engine oils, it does not contain detergent additives which make engine oil … I doubt anyone with a little love for their motos would just use old oil. For years I used to use the spare Castrol GTX Magnatec Synthetic oil I have in case the Beemer needs a top up. And ‘cos there’s very little excess lube left on the chain,mud doesn’t stick to it like shit to a blanket. GT 85 at 3 sprays bottles for 8 quid is fine by me. Of course you can use gear oil on your chain. I’ve tried so many different lubes over the years, waxes, wets, drys, chainsaw oil, heated waxes, the list goes on and on. i dont see what is wrong with engine oil as a lube, if it is good enough for the moving parts in your engine, it cant be "bad" for a bike chain. Perfect. 4.6 out of 5 stars 156. Alternative oil is required to be sticky enough while the chain is in use. I clean my chain 1st with muckoff to get most of the crap off, then put it in a jam jar with white spirit and shake like mad. Here is another alternative. To lube a bicycle chain, use wet lube if you live in a rainy or snowy climate, or use dry lube if you live in an arid climate. if its wet, after ride take chain off, put on radiator, put chainback on bike, lube, go. Car lube!? I use Purple extreme its about £15 for 2 bottles, lasts ages, drys like a wax so doesnt attract censored and "Purple Extreme was originally formulated to protect drive chains in the mining business and on offshore oil rigs, in some the harshest conditions imaginable, for months at a time." Also, especially with wet lube, apply oil on the inside of the chain, and don’t forget to wipe off afterwards. I've used butter, olive oil and many others. This is why there is a big business around selling cheap light oils in expensive little bottles to cyclists. I swirl the chain round in a jar of diesel which cleans everything but leaves an oily residue. Classic chain oils have a tackifier added to them just for this purpose. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Bran ... =PRICE_ASC, http://www.wd40.co.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1519, http://www.zx1store.co.uk/departments.cfm?id=4. Adam@BikeWorks – Member You can use the used engine oil to lubricate the chain links and the chain . Engine oils of lower API grade class (API SF, or API SG), preferably monograde, for petrol (not diesel) engines, are the better choice than modern, higher API class engine oils, because they contain less detergents and other (needles, or harmful for bicycle chain … 4) all of the above. Thankfully, it’s still around. As your bicycle chain turns around the gear sprockets and pedal cranks, it creates friction. "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail.". I found degreasers do not do as good a job as say white spirits in getting the gunk out of the links. Now I use WD-40 (it writes on it that is for 1000 home usage) and when I lubricate it cleanes the chain ahd remains clean. Wondered whether the boiling option is the best plan as would get all the crud out, and allow the oil to properly penetrate the chain. Eco Sheep Everyday Sheep – Sheep Oil Based, Eco-Friendly Bike Chain Oil for Recreational Bikes - No Petroleum - EPA Safer Choice and USDA BioPreferred Approved Chain Lube. (DISCLAIMER: this is a rule of thumb…if you feel like the lube you use can last 300-500 miles before being changed, then continue with your routine.) I lube each roller/link, you can see it seep in. Motor oil gives an extra shine on the chainsaw blades and it lubricates faster than any other chainsaw bar oil. Don't forget, a chainsaw chain also runs against the bar, which a motorcycle chain … Like every single other vehicle, your bicycle needs proper maintenance and legitimate care as after some time the ecological factors, for example, air and dampness tend to incur significant damage to it. 3) you are using the wrong cleaner – try X I use GT85 on my road bike and MTB and have done for many, many years but any light lubricant oil will do, just be sure to wipe off as much excess as you can. chain lube cost less than 10w/40 motor oil, tell ur lbs i said hes a jerk. i use petrol to clean the chains i always use two chains and swap them at least once a month, dry the petrol off then soak the chain in gt85, ive never had much problems with chains, i would rather spend my money on a new chain rather than all these so called miracle liquids, also my chains seem to last just as long as most other riders chains job done. In this article we will provide you all sorts of amazing and result providing degreasers which are best for removing the grease and chain oil type components which makes you able to remove the grease components from your bike chains and make them clean for the re-application of the new chain oil which provides better lubrication to all the gear components connected with the chain of the bike. Tested bar and chain oil as motor oil substitute in 4 stroke engine. I use Finish line Wet or dry ,depending on the time of year,last for ages and keeps everything smooth. I do it to old kids' bikes. All the good bit of oil is in the rollers and pivots of the chain and the outside is now clean and so won’t attract dirt. If you wipe off all traces of the previous lube then you'll stand a better chance of success. Doesn’t stop me going over the bars though. Putolene in the winter. As opposed to Finish Line Wet at £67 per litre. Remember that used motor oil drained from a vehicle has microscopic metal bits that act as an abrasive, which is not good for the chain or bar. So, now that we’ve limited the choice to wet lubes (which collect dirt) just use the cheapest REAL lube (i.e. Get it as soon as Thu, Jan 14. During operation, the chainsaw should not emit any poisonous fumes. Chain lubricants will work on all types of bicycle, including road, mountain and commuter bikes. The CV8s power is peculiar as very few cars which were produced within the early 1960s works extremely well as daily cars a long time later. I’m lazy. I then let it sit in a jar of automatic transmission fluid for a few days then hang it up to allow the surplus to drain off. Big no because unlike motor cycle chains it is not put through the same speed or heat and so as mentioned will pick up all the dirt and clog up your fine and delicate gear mechanisms. WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, 40th formula. I used car oil before but that is too thick and it collects a lot of dust, mud and that kind of stuff on the chain and cassette. But my old bike was contantly sh%$ed up. Remember that your bike’s chain should have the proper tension and free play of the rear wheel. Use a drip lube and put a drop along each joint, each link across the roller. Epic Ride just seems to get on with it, it’s never totally wrong for the job so I just use that. On paper it seems perfect, in practice works well, what’s not to like and it’s cheap – GT85 FTW. In order to limit the amount of wear on the chain and sprockets caused by this friction, you need to regularly lubricate your chain. Used engine oil is like liquid gold in the hands of the right person. Is it a case of Clean the chain with WD40. Shake bottle, squeeze onto chain, back pedal a bit, wipe off excess that takes all the crap with it. It did smell nice though! Car gear oil is the ticket, thickest you can get, which, as far as I can tell is Comma EP85W-140 GL-5. Oddly (or not) chain & motorcycle manufacturers agree. I have been very pleased with the silicon sprays , I now use WD40 silicon spray which seems to shed the muck & keep every thing as clean as can be hoped for this time of year. Bike Chain Lube . I use cheap 3in1 oil and lots of it. Rock’n’Roll like what Alex Simon says up there /\. Stickiness. usually engine oil should not be used for bikes without chain cover as it may spoil your bike’s rim during running condition. Log in or register to join the conversation. That’s because not everyone has tried Rock’n’roll extreme , hat’s because not everyone has tried Rock’n’roll extreme. When it’s wet I just use chain saw oil on my singlespeed – seems to work well enough although it might attract too much crap for a derailleur system. This gets the muck and dirt out of the way so the lubricant can get where it needs to go. 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