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    GIT-R-DONE!
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    New question here. Cold WX Chain Maintenance & Lube

    Investigating my sudden chain seize. I found out that 3 of my links are seized. 1 of them really bad, I can't get any type of movement out of it. I was able to beat them into submission to finish the ride but it was not very much fun.

    I have since cleaned the chain. Two of the three cleaned up well and have a full range of motion. The one stubborn one has not budged at all. Can I fix this by replacing the bad link “if they make replacement links” or should I just get a whole new chain? I have been using the Dry Teflon Lube by Finish Line but wanted to know what type of lube are you guys using with good results and how often?


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    Raubgee
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    Possible, but maybe a new chain is in order…

    depending on how old it is, and who made it. If it is a Shimano, shops will have a replacement pin that needs to be used and mushroomed on the ends once a link is removed and replaced. If you use the old pin it WILL explode on you. If it is another brand, I think you're just left with replacing the whole shibang.
    And If it's old, you'll want a new one anyways. You want a new everything anyways, don't you? Here's another great excuse!

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    tweeked

    The poo poo link is probably bent, and binding up good and tight. Just for kicks, try to bend it back. Just be sure to ride with a spare! Tell us how it works.


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    Quote Originally Posted by akdeluxe
    try to bend it back. Just be sure to ride with a spare! Tell us how it works.
    I did, the day it happened. It was not very much fun
    I ended up buying a new chain for it and lubed it up all nice and wet
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