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    WD-40 on the bike

    There must be Ten Gazillion forum threads exhorting people not to put WD-40 on their bikes.

    And now this:

    WD-40 BIKE Launches to the Cycling Industry

    Oh my. How the world has changed.

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    Next thing you know, Walmart will be selling 29ers.

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    Who's going to be the first to try and post us a review?

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    Wow! Can't wait to try WD-40 dry chain lube, it already sounds like magic with a good smell.

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    Finally something new to see at Interbike!

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    Water Displacement formula #40. I just wonder what happened to 1 through 39.
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    As if the market isn't saturated enough with lubes and cleaners, now this ****. Mike Irwin is a ****ing moron; no real bike mechanic would ever allow that **** near their bikes. I don't trust this new line. I'll stick to my Rock N' Roll. One day I'll try out the biodegradable stuff.
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    put it to use

    a mountain biker probably made this

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeerhillJ View Post
    a mountain biker probably made this

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    Hey, if it works, and is cheap, I'd give it a whirl.

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    It's possible it is just relabeled lube from another brand. I have a tube of grease in the shop with a Finish Line label on it. I noticed the label was peeling a little from the bottle. When I peeled it back I saw white lightening marine grease underneath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Water Displacement formula #40. I just wonder what happened to 1 through 39.
    It's the 40th version of the chemical water displacement formula, kind of like having version 40.0 of something. The ones before it must have really sucked if the counted all the way to 40.

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    Next thing you know, Walmart will be selling 29ers.
    Actually saw a 29er over at Walmart the other day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    As if the market isn't saturated enough with lubes and cleaners, now this ****. Mike Irwin is a ****ing moron; no real bike mechanic would ever allow that **** near their bikes. I don't trust this new line. I'll stick to my Rock N' Roll. One day I'll try out the biodegradable stuff.
    i don't think the market is saturated by lube brands. if anything, there aren't enough. i'm not at all opposed to more companies making better products, or even just different products. there is a lube for every environment. if anything, it only helps keep the cost down, and also brings new products to the table. forces companies to improve their own products, etc.... competition is never a bad thing. for anyone to say that this is the last thing that the market needs....well....what would you rather have, 1 option, or many? exactly how many options are enough? just the ones right now? no more, no less? are there any that should be taken off the market? do you feel that there are too many lube options already? i don't get it... i just can't find anything wrong with a lubrication manufacturer, making lubrication.... maybe i'm just stupid. its possible. but somehow, i feel like that's just a stupid thing to say.

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    WD-40 isn't even any good. PB Blaster is where it's at for your un-seizing and de-greasing needs

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    Maybe they should call it WD-29er?
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    "The original WD-40 Multi-Use Product has been a mainstay in the toolboxes of bike mechanics for decades."

    Wow. Fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Wow. Fail.
    But it's true, we use it to un-seize and clean parts, but not as a lubricant. Every time you put WD40 on a chain, God put's up a no cycling sign...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    "The original WD-40 Multi-Use Product has been a mainstay in the toolboxes of bike mechanics for decades."
    It is useful for cleaning oil stains off my garage floor......

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkGorillaCycles View Post
    It's possible it is just relabeled lube from another brand. I have a tube of grease in the shop with a Finish Line label on it. I noticed the label was peeling a little from the bottle. When I peeled it back I saw white lightening marine grease underneath.
    Not possible - most likely.

    Given that they have a bazzillion distribution channels, this is yet another way to make a buck with a very recognizable name. They are offering a foaming bike wash product - that's obviously not the same stuff that comes in the big blue can.

    IDK, from a business perspective, I applaud the expansion of the brand name. Curious to see if people mistake they brand for the formula, like it has been here in a few posts. Reminds me of how Vaseline went into the scented lotions product line, not just the jelly teenage boys are familiar with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    As if the market isn't saturated enough with lubes and cleaners, now this ****. Mike Irwin is a ****ing moron; no real bike mechanic would ever allow that **** near their bikes. I don't trust this new line. I'll stick to my Rock N' Roll. One day I'll try out the biodegradable stuff.
    Why the hate, it can't be much worse than what your using currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtjim57 View Post
    Maybe they should call it WD-29er?
    Ok. That made me laugh. Thank you.

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    WD-40 is vilified because people use it as a chain lube or in some other incorrect manner. It does have it's place in the workshop. But, no, it is not a good stand in for lubricating any parts on a bike...
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    I'll admit, I use WD Farty on my bike. I spray it on a rag to wipe my chain clean, then I lube the chain with a real lubricant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Water Displacement formula #40. I just wonder what happened to 1 through 39.
    not sure if you're serious or not, but

    WD = water displacement (we all knew that)
    40 = how many variations there were before they got what they wanted (or got it right if you will)

    for the record; on my DR650 (motorbike) I used exclusively WD-40, after recommendations from the sprocket and chain manufacturer, and never had a problem (weekly clean and lube with WD-40), but have never used it on my "good bike" (bicycle) chain, oil seems to go OK
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