Note for Road Riding
For road riding we suggest applying a thin stream on the inside of the chain as you rotate the cranks backwards. Allow a few minutes for the lube to penetrate into the gaps between the pins, plates and rollers, and then wipe the outside of the chain with a rag, taking most of the remaining lube off. The lube is needed inside the chain, not on the outside.
It seems that with continuous use of Squirt on surfaced roads in certain conditions, there is a slight black colour that appears on the chain. Our assumption is that it is a result of rubber particles from car tyres that have worn off, which are picked up through a kind of static electricity generated by the bicycle tires, and sticks to the wax on the chain.
We know that car tires wear down, and since the areas surrounding the roads are not covered in black rubber, the only reasonable deduction is that it is still polluting the road.
When you rub the black gunk between your fingers you will notice it is a soft compound. In our opinion this is not damaging to the drive train, but it is unsightly. The best option is to clean the remaining bit off with BioBike Ready to Use wash, environmentally friendly and effective. Don't use a harsh degreaser, as you do not want to remove the wax inside the chain.
• It has an off white colour with a very mild odour.
• Store between 5°C and 35°C.
• Thermal decomposition will only take place at approx.100°C.
• On skin contact, remove with warm water and soap. (Not readily absorbed through the skin)
Barrier Balm is a long lasting application that protects skin by forming an invisible microfilm on skin that protects against chafing and irritations. It is water and sweat resistant with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that also helps prevent fissures.