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OK, I know how to apply chain lube... just spray it on, LOL... but how do you spin the rear wheel? Obviously, if you have a rear wheel cradle, the issue is resolved but "on the road", that solution disappears... One way might be to pivot the whole bike up on the kick stand and have a "friend" spin the wheel and apply the lube but are there other solutions? Help, this becomes a serious issue for folks over 70... thx, G.
 

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Best option is to buy a rear stand. It's worth it just for the chain maintenance. You can get one and a set of spools for around 100 bucks.

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Best option is to buy a rear stand. It's worth it just for the chain maintenance. You can get one and a set of spools for around 100 bucks.

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The Best of the Rear Stands run about $125-150. The Retail store, Cycle Gear has one on sale for $39., marked down from $79. It's not the best, but it does the job. :cool:

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Have assistant walk the bike forward in N and apply lube. Be sure to clean your chain too! Wd-40 works for both.
 

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Guys, he is asking about on the road. You're not carrying a rear stand when traveling.
What yoyodyne posted works.
I use to walk the bike back and forth. Alternatively, get a center stand if on-the-road maintenance is going to be regular... That was my best friend in the mountains.
 

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I spray the upper chain top/bottom as far as I can reach with ptfe/wax,
then the lower chain "
then push the bike forward enough to expose the chain bits that were around the sprockets or under the sheild, do it again.

rarely do I have to push the bike again after doing the above.
 

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On the road without assistant is a pain. Spray a little, roll the bike forward, spray some more repeat. Or tilt up onto the sidestand.
 

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Guys, he is asking about on the road. You're not carrying a rear stand when traveling.
What yoyodyne posted works.
I use to walk the bike back and forth. Alternatively, get a center stand if on-the-road maintenance is going to be regular... That was my best friend in the mountains.
Ah! Apparently my reading comprehension is off today.
 

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Eons ago, I used to put all sorts of things under a bike to hold it up, but it's so much easier and more stable to use proper stands. Buying them is a one time investment that you can use with any number of bikes for the rest of your life.
If you're on such a long trip that you absolutely must lube on the road then anything that works is OK.
 

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Eons ago, I used to put all sorts of things under a bike to hold it up, but it's so much easier and more stable to use proper stands. Buying them is a one time investment that you can use with any number of bikes for the rest of your life.

Eons......???

Man, you ARE old :eek:ccasion18:
 

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I carried a section of PVC in a tail bag on old my Transalp rides. Then I discovered Scottoilers.
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There's a little roll-stand that is small (fits under the seat) and is 50 bucks



It's called a wheel jockey.
 
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