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    Quote Originally Posted by coolboarder View Post
    That has only ever happened to me when the chain has got wet and I've not dried it and re-applied within a short time.
    I've found this easy to fall foul of in the winter. A few rides with a bit of drizzle and wet roads can have the same effect as a full on wet ride. Some times I've been a bit lazy and not picked up on this and so ended up with a rusty chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickmarl View Post
    I've found this easy to fall foul of in the winter. A few rides with a bit of drizzle and wet roads can have the same effect as a full on wet ride. Some times I've been a bit lazy and not picked up on this and so ended up with a rusty chain.
    It happened to me before Christmas on just a wet road ride with little rain. My priority was to get indoors, have a shower and warm up and forgot about the chain until the next day. Problem is it is a KMC gold chain so it was difficult to tell what was rust and what was the colour of the chain! The sprockets on the cassette went a bit rusty as well. I suspect that there is still enough lube left in the pivots so they don't rust so it is only superficial and it all sorts itself out after a quick lube and a short ride.
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    Hmm. It seems Squirt should really be treated as a dry lube, not suitable for wet weather use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSboy View Post
    Hmm. It seems Squirt should really be treated as a dry lube, not suitable for wet weather use.
    Absolutely, it's pretty useless in the wet as just washes off. Dry use only, hence that's why I use it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSboy View Post
    Hmm. It seems Squirt should really be treated as a dry lube, not suitable for wet weather use.
    You just have to accept that you have to reapply after wet weather or wet roads. I think that the benefits of a much cleaner drive train are worth the effort.

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    I see Squirt is right up there in the ratings for efficiency. And having used it for a while, I still favour the team sky oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickmarl View Post
    You just have to accept that you have to reapply after wet weather or wet roads. I think that the benefits of a much cleaner drive train are worth the effort.
    Agree wholeheartedly - besides it's a lot quicker to dry the chain and reapply Squirt after wet weather a few times than clean a chain that's had other lube used. But I have also ended up with a rusty chain when I've been more concerned with getting into the warm and dry. As CB says, it's usually just superficial, wire brush and relube sorts it out.

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    But at which point it it being washed off? Does that not mean that on a long wet ride your drivetrain is being ground away with a wet gritty paste, just when it needs a lube most?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSboy View Post
    But at which point it it being washed off? Does that not mean that on a long wet ride your drivetrain is being ground away with a wet gritty paste, just when it needs a lube most?
    There'll always be some lube inside the rollers.
    I've come back off very wet/gritty MTB rides with a chain that looks rusty but it's just surface rust and the rollers are fine!

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    Makes sense... In some ways, a less lubed chain is probably less likely to damage itself vs an over-lubed one which traps dirt on it.
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