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    New Chain help KMC K810 Set Up/Prep

    I just finished my first SS build and I'm using a KMC K810.

    With no instructions included, I'm guessing that the side that protrudes more than the other should be facing the cog/chainring??

    Also should I lube a brand new chain? - it seems to have some sort of lubricant but I wasn't sure if that was just a light coating that that factory does to protect from rust and that I should give it a fresh dose before hitting the dirt?

    Thanks.
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    you have it on correct, as far as lube you can do either but if you run it as is first you will need to lube it sooner
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    Thanks !!

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    My thoughts have always been (and it agrees with Sheldon) is to never lube a new chain. You cannot possibly lube a chain as well as the factory lube.

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chains.html
    "The factory lubricant all by itself is usually good for several hundred miles of service if the bike is not ridden in wet or dusty conditions. It is best not to apply any sort of lube to a new chain until it is clearly needed, because any wet lube you can apply will dilute the factory lube."

    Also, a fun thing to do, is to tell inexperienced people that their chain is upsidedown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker
    My thoughts have always been (and it agrees with Sheldon) is to never lube a new chain. You cannot possibly lube a chain as well as the factory lube.

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/chains.html
    "The factory lubricant all by itself is usually good for several hundred miles of service if the bike is not ridden in wet or dusty conditions. It is best not to apply any sort of lube to a new chain until it is clearly needed, because any wet lube you can apply will dilute the factory lube."

    Also, a fun thing to do, is to tell inexperienced people that their chain is upsidedown.


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    Oh thanks I have to ride home and turn my chain right side up!
    Good tip!

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