Blue grease

Cycling gear should be black. Black saddle, tyres, bars and shorts. This is because of something else black: grease.

Getting black chain grease on a non-black jersey isn’t good.

Black grease on white socks looks a mess.

And grabbing a handful of chain to try and replace it while riding would have been an impressive feat had it not been for the blue bar tape that was grabbed next.

Blue bar tape? Flash git - that'll learn you.

4 thoughts on “Blue grease

  1. bgddyjim says:

    Believe it or not, I’ve been using Boeshield T-9 and it’s really clean. I had to put my chain back on just last night and I have blue bar tape – I ended up with two small smudges that disappeared on my shorts with one swipe.

    It’s on the expensive side and application is a little more time consuming but it’s good for around 200 miles. It’s some good stuff brother.

  2. bgddyjim says:

    My pleasure. If you end up going that route, there’s a very specific way to clean and relube that I’ve found works best: Degrease chain (I use a Park Tool chain cleaning tool that works extremely well), shift through all gears and chain rings, wipe everything down and let dry for at least 2 hours. Wipe everything down again and apply lube, a decent drop on every roller. Shift through all of the gears and chain rings and let it dry over night. The next morning I’ll wipe the excess off of the chain and it’s good to go.

  3. Chain Grease says:

    Chain Grease is used in lubrication of intricate parts of chains in cycles or motor cycles. Though several mechanics in regular workshops use ordinary greases for lubrication of chains, this application may not provide suitable lubricating solution for the chains.

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