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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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So inconceivable had me thinking about changing my chain. So I tear my bike down because the dust in St George's as bad as Sedona my bike was solid with orange dirt. Tore down all bearings greased as needed bottom bracket was bone dry was going to replace it cleaned it greased it wow working like new.
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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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Been waiting to raise my seat post for a week or so but it was stuck. It wouldn't go up or even down with my phat ass on it. :shock:
It took my two boys and I to do the twist & shout (cussing actually ) and get it to finally move. Dropper post in carbon frame and I had some carbon paste when last inserted.
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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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I have been having problems with my camelback. The lid on the bladder was sticking it took my wife standing on it and I beat it open. I used a drop of olive oil on the oring and it is smooth.

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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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tfitz wrote:
I have been having problems with my camelback. The lid on the bladder was sticking it took my wife standing on it and I beat it open. I used a drop of olive oil on the oring and it is smooth.


I’ve used olive oil too. Worked great. Depending on what’s handy, I’ve also used Chapstick, Vaseline, and plumber’s silicone grease for faucets.


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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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tfitz wrote:
I have been having problems with my camelback. The lid on the bladder was sticking it took my wife standing on it and I beat it open. I used a drop of olive oil on the oring and it is smooth.

I prefer food grade mineral oil (sold as both a laxative and wooden cutting board treatment).
Unlike cooking oils, it will never go rancid.
It's edible.
Will revitalize all your unfinished wooden kitchen items (cutting boards, knife handles, cooking utinsels...)
Can be used as chain lube or corrosion inhibitor in a pinch.
Finally, as noted above, it can get ya movin if ya need a kick start...


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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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^^^ Yeah, rancidity is why I didn’t use butter, even though it was right at hand. Worked well for Marlon Brando at the time though.


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