Anyone who has ridden with me recently may have heard the annoying squeak of my rear derailleur.
I did extensive research on how to fix it - the most popular answers being replace the bearings / cogs / chain etc. Only one or two articles mentioned I may be using a lubricant that is too thin.
Wednesday morning, in prep for Gus' OMG It's early ride, I pulled out some thicker 'wet weather' lubricant and went to work. Fixed it almost immediately.
Those little wheels can be endless bother, the smallest amount of dust can cause that 'the bus is coming' squeak.
If you do or get an annual clean by a reputable shop or yourself done, these issues will probably not occur.
Or, you could buy Campag and never have to worry about squeeks.(hoping its shitmano u r running)
Good quality thin layer of oil/grease is whats best. Bit like painting, 3 thin layers are better than 2 thick layers.
Good lube is the key. Try the one tested by NASA.
Hey, lubing your chain isn't meant to be rocket science ;-)
I must apologise for my boom-tish "humour", too late to edit.
Note to self, do not post when half tanked.