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I also wonder what oil and re-lube intervals I should be using on the chain and derailleurs on my bicycle?

I’ve already committed biker heresy by using a can of Gum-out carb cleaner to clean my chain (screw the biker purists…..It works)

Do I need an oil with added zinc and phosphorous, too?  Will a 5-weight stand up to the pressure on the chain rollers or should I be using a 10-weight?  Or how about a multi-visc for riding worry-free in different temperatures, like cold mornings and hot afternoons??  

Are the modern oils better for my chain than the low melt paraffin I used to use in the 1980’s?  Can I get more than a week between re-lubes with the new oils?  And lastly, which oil should I be using to minimize dust pick-up from the road?  

Inquiring bikers need to know….  

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