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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 02:18 AM
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In my experience, nothing but nothing can clean a chain like WD40. There are theories as to why it may be bad to use as a lubricant and I have done a lot of research and reading into it. In the end though, in the real world, I think it performs better than most chain lubes and does less harm as well. We don't ride in a laboratory and if you ride regularly you don't end up cleaning the chain after every ride. Since I got onto the Bel Ray Superclean product things have been good so far and I hope that it does its job in the long term. We're it not for that, I would be using WD40 or good old fashioned grease before I ever went back the the overpriced, filth-attracting, chain abrading junk that most lubes are.

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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 02:33 AM
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I use WD40 as as lube, kerosene as cleaner. Both are cheap, and both work.
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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 05:45 PM
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Dupont multi lube here and 44,000 miles on the chain, still has 1/2 of the adjustment left and no tight spots yet. My mechanic is amazed and selling the dupont lube now too......

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