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does oil-based chain lue deteriorate after long periods (months) of

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:08 pm
by Catagory6
non-use?
bike has been inside the house all winter, above 65 degrees F

Re: does oil-based chain lue deteriorate after long periods (months) of

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:15 pm
by mattr
Depends, some oils will dry out, the lighter fractions evaporate leaving a gummy/waxy residue.

Some don't. I've not tried leaving many oils on a chain for months.

You'll also accumulate dust.

Re: does oil-based chain lue deteriorate after long periods (months) of

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:15 pm
by Weenie

Re: does oil-based chain lue deteriorate after long periods (months) of

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:17 pm
by AJS914
Just relube, wipe down the chain and then go ride. You don't have to over think this.