Following recommendations on this forum I bought some Squirt lube. I did my first ride after applying it this morning on the turbo / trainer. OMG - I have never heard such a noisy drivetrain. It sounded like a nest of mice in the garage. So squeaky I could hear it above my headphones! Am I doing something wrong?
Here’s what I did…I thoroughly cleaned the drivetrain using muc off degreaser (yellow liquid). I apply using a paintbrush and a wiry tootbrush sized brush. After rinsing I did a second clean using a Park Tools chain cleaner. I then washed the bike using car shampoo and ran the chain through a soapy sponge. After rinsing again I left the bike to dry in the sun for several hours. I then ran the chain through a clean rag and paper towel to confirm chain was clean and dry. Chain and cassette looked like brand new. I then followed the instructions in this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8pLqcm36xQ
(i.e.) I applied a drop of Squirt to each roller pin and left overnight. I repeated process and left overnight again. I did not wipe off the chain.
Before my TR ride the chain looked clean but if felt dry. I could see the wax on the chain. Is it meant to feel dry? I usually use Muc off dry lube and you can really feel the lubrication on the chain. Did I do something wrong? I know the chain must be clean before applying Squirt but I don’t think I could have got it cleaner without taking the chain off which I don’t want to do.
My next step would be to wipe chain with clean cloth and reapply another layer of Squirt to see if building up the wax layer will help.
Any advice as to whether I’ve made a mistake in the preparation or where I should go from here? I’m not very technical (but pretty proficiemt at bike cleaning or so I thought). However, I really don’t want to go down the route of taking off the chain and leaving in petrol etc! Grateful for any thoughts!