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Old 11-17-2012, 11:43 AM   #8
jon_l
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Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Collingwood, Ontario
Oddometer: 2,977
I picked #2 as it was the closest, but it isn't totally accurate.

Every couple weeks, or after riding in wet conditions, I:
  • scrub the chain with varsol or kerosene and an old dish brush
  • dry it well with a rag
  • wait a few minutes, and spray the side-plates lightly with chain lube

I typically do this after a ride, when the chain is hot and dry.

Takes 5 minutes on the bike with a center stand, 10 on the one without. I use an old scrap of cardboard to keep the junk off the tire and wheel.

If it is raining when I arrive home, I just use a little varsol on a rag to wipe off excess water, and clean/lube it before the next ride.

Easy to do, don't mind it at all.
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