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post #1 of 11 Old 05-21-2012, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Chain lube on the chicken strip

Hey, just got a new chain put on my niner, and it seems to have come from the factory a bit "over-lubed." After a couple rides, the "chicken strip" on my left side has been nicely coated with a thin layer of sticky chain lube. Obviously this is the last place I want anything greasy. ...And I wondered why she was walkin' around a little on that off ramp last night, heh.

Any advice for how to get rid of the grease on my tire, and how to prevent it from happening next time?

Thanks guys!

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-21-2012, 06:37 PM
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Hey, just got a new chain put on my niner, and it seems to have come from the factory a bit "over-lubed." After a couple rides, the "chicken strip" on my left side has been nicely coated with a thin layer of sticky chain lube. Obviously this is the last place I want anything greasy. ...And I wondered why she was walkin' around a little on that off ramp last night, heh.

Any advice for how to get rid of the grease on my tire, and how to prevent it from happening next time?

Thanks guys!
There's been talk on here about some magic bean oil removing chemical, but I don't know what it does to tires.

A rich mixture of Dawn dishwashing soap and a lot of water will work though!

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ya... some dish soap or simple green will get grease off the tire.

Or have some fun doing power slides!

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As for prevention, just get something that doesn't fling. Dupont Teflon Chainsaver (Walmart) or Motul does well. I use the prior and the people that mounted my tire put on Motul. Seems to attract more dirt, but it doesn't have ridiculous fling like some of the thicker stuff out there.

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... Dupont Teflon Chainsaver ...
I have started using this and it seems to work very well.

I was only able to find the liquid in a bottle, not the spray. I'll see if I can find the spray at Wally-World.

Once the carrier evaporates, there is no sling-off.
Also, a clean chain STAYS clean with this stuff.


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Thanks for the help guys. The dish soap cleaned most of it off, but it was still a little slick, so I took some fine-grit sandpaper and scrubbed off the remaining bit that was left. Can't even tell it was there now!
Turns out this is also a great way to make it look like you use every last bit of the tire! Hahaha!

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... also a great way to make it look like you use every last bit of the tire! Hahaha!
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post #8 of 11 Old 05-29-2012, 08:49 AM
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who cares about chichen strips!!

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But really, I'm glad you got that chain lube issue squared away. I get that issue too and I clean with dish soap or spray 9.

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post #9 of 11 Old 05-29-2012, 10:18 AM
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Brake cleaner sprayed on a paper towel makes quick work of it as does denatured alcohol.

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post #10 of 11 Old 06-17-2012, 11:45 AM
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LDH took the words right out of my mouth. Also an excellent method of removing the releasing agent off a new tyre. Can't fathom why folks are taken in by all these sticky goo type chain lubes. The road grit sticks to it & acts like grinding paste.
The aim is to protect the chain from corrosion & lightly lube the O rings. Clean with rubber friendly brake cleaner, then Scotoil chain lube or 90 grade gear oil applied sparingly. Do this after a ride then wipe off any excess before going out the next time. This regime allowed me to get 17k out of a hard ridden 1100XX chain & sprocket set. Yeah it's an effort but the chain looked clean all the time & lasted.

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post #11 of 11 Old 06-17-2012, 01:01 PM
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I've started using Dry Teflon lube, seems to be working well, very dry and unsticky. can't find chain wax locally.

Chicken strips? I like to call them Darwin strips. For 90% of the people I see on bikes, they really are.

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