Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
I had a Scottoiler and found that it resulted in similar performance to WD-40. It provided enough oil to flush contaminants off of the chin and out of the roller/bushing interface, which is what I believe causes the most wear in the chain. Those contaminants were conveniently deposited on my left leg, all over my rim and swing arm, and on the windshields of following cars. Very good chain life bt an awful mess.
I think WD-40 works because it flushes grit quite readily and allows the rollers to operate in a clean, nearly dry, environment. It's not as good as a clean and lubricant-flooded environment, but it is better than a sticky, gritty environment. Sticky grit is sold in little green cans labeled "Clover Compound - 'The Fluid Abrasive Of 1,001 Uses' ".
I was skeptical about WD-40 chain treatment, but then I also know that it has been scientifically proven that bumblebees can't fly.
Tom [email protected]
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