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  1. #1
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    Jun 2006
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    Why does my Road chain get so much dirtier than my MTB chain?

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    anyone have any ideas? can the road really be that much dirtier than the trails? i'm using the same lube (ice wax) on both.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
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    mo
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    706
    The road is pretty dirty, I usually get a visible layer of ucky grey road grime on the fronts of my lower legs.
    Then again, there's usually a similar degree of dirt when I'm mtb'ing.

    The trail does wash off much easier than the road, maybe the same goes for the chains.
    I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Toronto
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    7

    Talking oil

    Are you putting to much oil?
    oil picks up dust and...the rest. The more you put the more it picks up.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
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    Riding my Luna & Rivendell in the Hudson Valley, NY
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    I found my road bike chains stay much cleaner since I switched from oil lube to dry/silicone lube. They also seem to run smoother and silkier too. But they don't pick up as much black dirt and grunge anymore. I dribble on the dry lube while running the chain backwards on a stand about once every couple of weeks, and then wipe the chain thoroughly with paper towels.

    Others have their own preferences.
    Lisa
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