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GSJGSJ Posts: 150
edited August 2012 in Workshop
I always thought WD-40 on a bike is a no-no, however after recently reading a page in Cycling Plus magazine, it says WD-40 can be used on pretty much anything from your front and rear mech, chain and good for removing moisture.

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  • LiamWLiamW Posts: 358
    I've always used it on my bike to free up and sticking parts and to displace water, but i always use a standard 3 in 1 oil after i clean it all down.
  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,570
    Was that a WD40 advert by any chance?

    I use it for cleaning and mild lubrication but i'll use 3in1 for the rest.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,932
    Page 33 of the current mag wasn't an article, it was an advert.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • GSJGSJ Posts: 150
    oh right :/ - does anyone still use it on mechs and chain though?
  • on-yer-bikeon-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
    Definitely not on the chain, as it will strip the lube out. Use it on mech and brake pivots but not on bearings.
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  • stokey1964stokey1964 Posts: 454
    WD 40 is a must for having in your toolkit.


    wouldnt use anything else for removing glue residue from labels or stickers.

    apart from that leave it alone inless you get moisture on your HT cables on the car and it wont start.

    Simon
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,890
    NOT NOT NOT the chain. I personally wouldn't use it any part of my bikes, but I guess it can be used here and there.

    Just remember WD40 is NOT a chain lubricant .... I do believe they have brought out a range of lubes and oils for bikes, but I won't be in a hurry to try them ...
  • pinarellokidpinarellokid Posts: 1,208
    giant man wrote:
    NOT NOT NOT the chain. I personally wouldn't use it any part of my bikes, but I guess it can be used here and there.

    Just remember WD40 is NOT a chain lubricant .... I do believe they have brought out a range of lubes and oils for bikes, but I won't be in a hurry to try them ...

    what do you use to lube your chan then fella??
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  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,297
    giant man wrote:
    NOT NOT NOT the chain. I personally wouldn't use it any part of my bikes, but I guess it can be used here and there.

    Just remember WD40 is NOT a chain lubricant .... I do believe they have brought out a range of lubes and oils for bikes, but I won't be in a hurry to try them ...

    what do you use to lube your chan then fella??

    I use this, best stuff on the market IMO.

    mblue-race-oil-sbot-med.jpg
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  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 895
    Does this stuff go black after a short while?
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  • lemon63lemon63 Posts: 253
    In the CP advert they also claim it's good for keeping squirrels off your nuts :shock:
  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,297
    bikeit65 wrote:
    Does this stuff go black after a short while?

    You mean on the chain or in the bottle?
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  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 895
    On the chain after a short cycle
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  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,297
    bikeit65 wrote:
    On the chain after a short cycle

    No I find it really good. Morgan Blue is used by about 80%+ of the pro peloton. If it's good enough for the pro teams to use then it is good enough for me :)
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  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 895
    Where do you buy it from?
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  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,297
    bikeit65 wrote:
    Where do you buy it from?

    I bought my stuff from Wiggle. But I'm sure you'll find other places that stock it if you have a look on google.
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