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It's a common query in the biking world: Is WD-40 suitable for bike chains? It's natural to assume that because WD-40 is designed as a lubricant, it would make an effective choice for bike chains. However, the truth isn't quite so clear cut. When used occasionally, WD-40 can indeed be beneficial by cleaning and protecting metal surfaces on your bike chain. But it isn't designed to be a long-term lubricant, or a solution to warped or rusty bicycle parts. For those needs, you'll want to invest in special bike lube produced specifically for cycling needs. Ultimately, use of WD-40 is acceptable from time to time but not as a replacement for specialized items intended for extensive use in cycling.

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