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The Noob’s Guide to Club Rides: How to Properly Lube a Chain… OR Why we wipe the excess lube off of the chain before we ride in a #$U*&$% group!


Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls…  This is going to be a very short, simple post.  Please, for the love of God and all that is Holy, after you lube your chain for the big club ride, so it is all nice and quiet, wipe off the flippin’ excess lube so it doesn’t splash all over those who are following behind you…  All over their $20 socks, $170 kit, $200 helmet, $200 shoes, and more important, their $5,000 frickin’ bike:

DAMMIT!

Obviously it was pretty easy to get the lube off of my bike and my legs but my socks and kit are going to take some work.  Point is, that s#!t’s just rude.

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17 Comments

  1. @shane says:

    Shouldn’t you lube an hour or so before riding?

  2. Your next post should be “How To Properly Spit Into The Wind On A Group Ride”.

    Riding with a wet chain is almost worse than riding with a dry chain. At least the dry chain does not hold on to dirt.

  3. Looking at using a lube that flakes off, it’s called Squirt and is wax based. So, no gunk or oily rubbish on the chain. Winter here is pretty hard on bikes and being in farming country doesn’t help. I’ll let folk know how I get on.

  4. Now that shit was funny.

  5. […] The Noob’s Guide to Club Rides: How to Properly Lube a Chain… OR Why we wipe the excess … […]

  6. Just ride on the front, then you don’t have to concern yourself with other riders and their lube flinging, spit ball hurling and dirty road spray from lack of mudguards in the wet! 😉 Hehe!

    • bgddyjim says:

      Why didn’t I think of that?!

      In the wet, you just hang off the left or right of the wheel ahead… You get the spray on the arm instead of in the face. 😁

  7. Well, at least is is not snot!

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