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post #11 of 15 Old 07-08-2016, 03:14 AM
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Absolutely! I don't have a centre stand so sometimes lube the bottom section of chain, then roll the bike forward a little along the driveway to expose the next section of chain, lube that section and so on until I've covered the entire length. Easier than it sounds and safe.
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-08-2016, 09:48 AM
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I like my center stand. I think when I clean my chain I will clean the bottom part, move hands away from chain and sprockets, rotate the tire, stop tire, chalk tire, clean chain, repeat as needed.
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post #13 of 15 Old 07-29-2018, 02:58 AM
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yeah... i rotate by hand... and when i drag rag clean the chain off, i do it on the return side ... so its going to take my hand away from the rotating wheel of spikey doom. if you manage to get your hand caught in the countershaft sprocket you should probably sell your bike...and everything you own with moving parts

"Life is a series of small victories; connected by strings of catastrophe"
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-29-2018, 04:43 PM
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Rotating by Hand (controlled), then
Rotating by Momentum (think 'heavy things rotating versus light ones'), then
Rotating by an Engine (no stop, per se... only takes a split second and 'accident', too late).

In the above order,
"GoGoGadget SafetySonar" (commensurate with the RisingRisk of EACH!).

i.e. "Rotating by an Engine" for a ShortCut is just not an option; period.

'Done some dumb things [no EyePro, guards off Saw/Grinder, no use of Vise to keep 'grinded thing' away from my body (scars to prove it), lack of Respirator for more 'n a few cans o' SprayPaint] but never let a Shortcut (aka Hack) with an Engine get me!!!
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post #15 of 15 Old 07-30-2018, 12:39 PM
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That is the dumbest thing I've ever read.
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