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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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    Tbh I will never use Wd40 on my bike ever.

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    People will hose grease and oil displacing degreaser (leaving a residue inside everything) all over their bike without much thought.... WD40 is safer for bikes than a lot of bike-specific cleaning junk out there.

    A can of WD40 can replace a lot of bike chemicals.

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    I heard from several sources that some of the old timers up my way use wd-40 as a trout scent. They swear by it. A little spray on the gang troll and whamooo fish on.

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    Lawn trout hit hard on the 40

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg71 View Post
    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
    Yes I'm serious. What happened with 1 through 39?

    I also use it on my YZ 250, from 1985.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Next thing you know, Walmart will be selling 29ers.
    They already do lol wish i had a pic lol

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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."

    Wow. Fail.
    It's called the Bike Mechanic$ friend for a rea$on. (It's not about your LBS guy using it)

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    Lot o' hate on the 40 here and elsewhere. Like Anonymous I am older, used to ride in England waaaay back where it rains a lot, and 40 was always in my garage and used a lot. Long as you use it right, it is fine, and at that time there was not a lot else to use anyway. I would always use another chain lube, and re-grease bearings often as a matter of course too.

    BTW I heard Marmite works good as a chain lube...
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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."

    Wow. Fail.

    WD40 is a good way to get of rusted and seized nuts. Cripes I hate seized nuts.

    I also use it on a rag to clean really dirty parts that I have taken off the bike by putting it on a rag first then relubing all before putting it back on the bike.

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    Seriously, can someone educate me on why you shouldn't use WD40? I read that warning all over this forum but never the reason. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kia74 View Post
    Seriously, can someone educate me on why you shouldn't use WD40? I read that warning all over this forum but never the reason. Thanks
    Don't believe them. Read this.

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    Now, I have no evidence to back up the claims that I am about to make.* Nor do I know anything about the chemistry or physics behind the use of lubrication and moving parts.* I can only offer you anecdotal evidence of some things that I have observed.
    Anecdotal evidence is not admissible.

    …If I was running XTR stuff, I might think a little more before rocking the WD-40…
    Negates everything he just said.
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    So you use wd40 as a chain lube? WD-40 on the bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1353515822.193031.jpg

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