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I love me a clean chain!

Is it me or does your sprocket look like it needs replacing soon?
 

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I love me a clean chain!

Is it me or does your sprocket look like it needs replacing soon?
Teeth looks pointy but it's hard to say for sure since it's over-lubed.
 
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Cheeky beggar! Gimme a break i have never owned a bike with a chain before as alm my previous bikes as been shaft driven ... i will be sure to be alot more careful with the chain lube in future though! 🤪
I wasn't laughing at you in any way, I was relpying sarcastically to another post. Your chain looks just fine, and don't worry, it's not "over lubed"
 

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We're having a bit of fun here. No worries. Lube is a running gag on this forum.
Lot's of divergence of opinions (old school vs new school) as discussed here:
 

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I wasn't laughing at you in any way, I was relpying sarcastically to another post. Your chain looks just fine, and don't worry, it's not "over lubed"
It's over-lubed when the sprocket has a muffin-top. Any muffin-top other than baked goods is not a good thing. That lard will eventually attract trouble. In this case, abrasive road grime. Moreover, it risks flying off making the bike harder to clean. Over-lubing to compensate for regular cleaning is akin to over-deodorizing for not taking a shower.
 
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This is off-topic but your OP photo reveled a couple of things that caught my attention:
Your chain. Although it's EK's value model, it's far superior to anything that's now being installed today as OEM chains. However, I've never seen a EK that looks cosmetically beaten-up like that. That in itself, may not be an issue but it does stand-out. I would have that chain checked for peace of mind.
More important however is your axle nut lock-pin where the safety zip-tie is broken. That should be an immediate concern and replaced ASAP. Although zip-ties are convenient, a twisted safety wire as shown would be better.

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This is off-topic but your OP photo reveled a couple of things that caught my attention:
Your chain. Although it's EK's value model, it's far superior to anything that's now being installed today as OEM chains. However, I've never seen a EK that looks cosmetically beaten-up like that. That in itself, may not be an issue but it does stand-out. I would have that chain checked for peace of mind.
More important however is your axle nut lock-pin where the safety zip-tie is broken. That should be an immediate concern and replaced ASAP. Although zip-ties are convenient, a twisted safety wire as shown would be better.

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Thanks for that will take a look when the rain stops...
 

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As long as we're showing off allow me to present my work craft. It's a delicate balance of possum excrement and municipal grade road tar.

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