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    The real way to maintain a drivetrain is to give it a little bit of lube when it starts squeaking loud enough that other people start complaining about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomad View Post
    You don't need the presta nut.
    Nope, you can remove the nuts and save a couple of grams for a much faster commute! Unless you're running tubeless, then definitely don't remove them.

    I don't bin my presta nuts though. They can be useful to temporarily keep everything aligned and secure when installing a replacement inner tube in the field. They also make nice bottle cage spacers if your cage can't install flush against the frame.

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    So it turns out that you CAN get a lot of crud off the gears with just an old tooth brush and a paper towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    So it turns out that you CAN get a lot of crud off the gears with just an old tooth brush and a paper towel.
    That sounds fancy! I clean my derailleur pulleys with twigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterw_diy View Post
    That sounds fancy! I clean my derailleur pulleys with twigs.
    Which LBS do you get the twigs from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    Which LBS do you get the twigs from?
    I usually go for NOS off of eBay. There's a couple guys on there selling drillium Italian twigs with added lightness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    So it turns out that you CAN get a lot of crud off the gears with just an old tooth brush and a paper towel.
    I have found the Finish Line Grunge Brush to be a nice upgrade from the toothbrush. You can get at REI for $13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterw_diy View Post
    That sounds fancy! I clean my derailleur pulleys with twigs.
    Then you can use the twigs to make a fire, to render the fat from the animal you have hunted, to make your own lube for the chain. #neolithiccycling
    Last edited by lordofthemark; 05-20-2017 at 09:12 PM.

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