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Old 05-29-2011, 03:45 AM   #92
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Gold Coast
Oddometer: 2,793
Hard to beat a small petrol engine primer (squishy button) a 250ml bottle and some PVC tubing plumbed up to drop oil on the FRONT sprocket.

The primer is mounted on a convenient panel, a small push and a few drops of oil go onto the chain. Since it drops on to the front sprocket there's no oil splatter on the rear tire.

Uses ~250ml of oil every 20,000km ;)

O.K. I do have to remember to push the button now and then, but that's no big deal - has most of the advantages of an auto chain oiler with none of the downsides. i.e. it's positive pressure, I don't push the button, no oil comes out - so no dumping the entire bottle of oil on the ground - or on the rear tire. Need more lube ?, press the button harder.

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