Wednesday, March 16, 2011

bike mechanics, please read

How do you maintain a chain? What lube works best? Is it necessary to use a chain cleaner and a degreaser? If I lube and wipe down my chain once a week do I need to drag out the clumsy chain cleaners and run the chain through it?

I have been told something different from every bike store I have asked about this matter. Each mechanic swears he knows more than the other guy. I have found bike store folks are very quick to make fun of other bike stores and have no trouble running down the mechanic at a competing bike store.

Kinda disappointing to see them do this. But as far as I can see, each bike mechanic or bike store owner does indeed believe their methods are the only methods and anything else is a poor imitation.

SO please post as to how you maintain your bike chain??

1 comment:

Frey said...

good post! I've had this same experience ... some shops tell me that one brand is THE ONLY LUBE YOU SHOULD USE, then another shop tells me the same thing about another lube. Then, they both look at me like I'm an idiot for not understanding all these lube-secrets