• How To Lubricate Your Bicycle Chain

November 23, 2013

Bicycle Chain Maintenance In 5 Easy Steps

Keeping your bicycle chain chain and well lubricated will make bicycle riding much more enjoyable, and easier. A smoothChain Cleaning Brush operating chain will make less noise,  cause less wear on your drive system and assist in mush smoother shifting. But adding too much oil or using the wrong lubricants can make things worse. Use a high quality oil that is designed specifically for your bicycle chain. We are big fans of the Muc-Off line of lubricants like the Muc Off Bio Dry Lube for dry weather riding and Muc Off Bio Wet Lube for wet weather riding conditions. They are inexpensive, accumulate minimal road debris and works on all chain types and conditions.

 Okay so here are some easy steps on how to lubricate your bicycle chain.

  1. If your chain is fairly clean or is rusty but clean, simply use a paper towel and wipe off the excess debris. If you chain is pretty gummed up then we suggest using a good quality degreaser and chain cleaning brush or other hard bristled brush. Made sure you protect your eyes and wear gloves. Wipe off any residual degreaser with a paper towel.
  2. Apply a good quality lubricant to the rollers of the chain while backpedaling the drive train. Don't go crazy here but don't be shy either. If you chain is really rusty allow the lubricant to penetrate the chain for 5 minutes, then wipe off the excess and reapply a second coat.
  3. Once the lubricant has been Bio Dry Lubeapplied wait for about 1/2 an hour to allow the lubricant to properly penetrate into the links of the chain.
  4. Once done, simply use a rag or paper towel to wipe off all excess lubricant from the outside surfaces of chain. This is important as too much lubricant will simply accumulate debris. So less is better.
  5. Reapply one per month or anytime that you see your chain getting dirty or rusty.

You now know how to lubricate your bicycle chain like a pro bicycle mechanic.

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