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Old 25.06.2007, 18:39
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Re: Bicycle repair and general maintenance question

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If you've got disk brakes be very careful when you're spraying lubricant around! It's a good idea just to place a little cloth over them.

Just a little heads up...
This is the main reason why I wouldn't recommend using a spray-on lubricant, instead try to get one that you squirt on (like in the photo I attached to my previous post). If you do get some oil on a braking surface (wheel rim or brake disc) then its best to use some degreaser to clean it off properly rather than just wiping it with a rag, otherwise you may end up like DanielL .
I once even heard of someone who decided that while oiling his bike, it would be a good idea to oil all of the important parts - including deliberately oiling the discs for the brakes! Next time, he avoided that area.
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Last edited by ChrisW; 25.06.2007 at 18:46. Reason: added anecdote
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