Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Here, there and every where but mostly in the South West
Whatever works for you. This may not be an option for you as it sounds like you are set in your ways but for others it may be a good one. I like the fact that I don't have to carry a can of chain lube on a long trip. It also saves a lot of time. I just top off the reservoir from time to time and that is pretty much it. I'd rather spend my time riding than wrenching. I've done enough of that in the past.
Lubing a chain might not seem like it takes much time but if you are riding a lot, it eats up a lot of time. It is often something people skip. Not to mention the amount of money I've saved on chain lube is substantial. If you factor in the environmental effects of the negative effect of the propellant used in most aerosol cans and that is an impact as well for those of you more environmentally conscious.
Having an auto chain oiler is about the best option for me since the old days when there were enclosed chains and some were in an oil bath. Amazing how long chains lasted back then even though they were primitive by comparison with no o-rings and lower quality materials. Suspension design was worse as well which put more stress on the chain.
Last edited by DayTrippin; 11-07-2010 at 10:49 AM.