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I have a Cannondale Touring bike which I recently purchased for weekend cycle races with some of my colleagues. It’s about two months old now and I’ve noticed that the chain gets stuck sometimes when I’m in the middle of a sprint. Do I have to get a heavy oil-lube like the ones mountain bikers use?
No.... Your K-Why Oil will do the job
But make sure you use the correct roll-on protection for your pedals
You know what they say about mountain men and their choice of lubricants!
I think those that don't prefer to use Lard go naturally!
I would simply replace the chain.
A chain that is pre-lubed will not seize up in one spot like this.
You can boil your old chain in the proper grease in your spare time and see if it improves.
...hmmmm....don't know...I have a mountain bike and a road bike...maybe it has something to do with your climate too?...I used to ride my mountain bike everyday and never had 'chain' issues and road my road bike for longer 'road' treks and never had problems...I live in a moist climate....or could be the chain. If it is only a few months old, the place where you purchased it should really take a look at it, especially if you only ride it on weekends for say, 40-60 km trips.
Thanks for the reply.
Actually i am not using it regularly , I only use it on weekend to take a race with my colleagues. so, it happens because of I am not using it regularly ?
should i use it regularly? If i used regularly then can i overcome from this problem?
Ask this fellow, he's a semi-pro:
I've always used WD-40. I just spray it on liberally and wipe off the excess. Since it's a liquid lubricant, it doesn't leave a thick film to attract dust and dirt like most oils do. I'm sure there's other products that work at least as well, I just haven't tried them.
Sounds like you might have a defective chain, or a bent tooth on one of your sprockets.
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