Friday, May 12, 2017
Doing some thorough chain maintenance today. Pulled the front sprocket cover and cleaned out all the gunk. Cleaned the chain and sprockets with kerosene, per the manufacturer's recommendation. Took a few good closeups to see how the chain and sprockets are holding up after 20,000 miles. Looks pretty good. I don't think they need replacing. I've used DuPont Teflon "Chain Saver" since I bought the bike 4 years ago. Seems to do the job. I like it because it goes on as a clear watery liquid and dries to a whiteish film. Lubricates well and since it's dry, it doesn't collect dirt and doesn't fling off, getting on the bike, or me Ordered a new rear tire too today, Bridgestone 150/70, the OEM tire. Costs more, but I don't skimp on tires.