Lubing Your Chain
When I was a kid I rode for years without puting so much as a drop of oil on my chain . . .
But for some reason now, it seems to be something that needs doing just all the damned time . . .
I’ve tried all sorts of lubes, ointment and jollops, but it’s just a constant battle.
But one of the guys on the BikeAbility Instructors’ course I’m attending recommended good old fashioned 3-in-1.
In the last few years, I’ve used more modern, high-tech, teflon-impregnating oil instead, because they “don’t wash out in the rain”. But the experience of my eyes and my ride is that this ain’t necessarily so.
Maybe it’s time to try 3-in-1 again. After all, it was formulated for bicycles way back in 1894. And I’ve a feeling that in all those years that I never once lubed my chain, it’s just what my dad was putting on it when my back was turned.
Hmmmm. What do you use to keep your chain in tip-top, rust-free condition - other than having your dad fix your bike when you’re not looking?