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Do chain whips come greased up?
#1
Bought a new Sunlite sprocket remover/petal wrench, and the chain is dirty and greasy. The package is a board with 2 zip ties holding it to the board.

Noob. Never bought a chain whip new, so I'm curious. Cause it is so easy to re-package.

It's a yes/no question. Just curious. And it's not on the web.

Thanks
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#2
I would think they would usually have come out of the factory with some oil on the chain to prevent rust (they're not stainless). If the package wasn't sealed well, that oil's going to pick up dust and dirt during shipping, etc. But I've never heard of a chainwhip made by a real company with a used chain if that's what you're asking.
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(07-17-2013, 07:18 AM)DaveM Wrote:  I would think they would usually have come out of the factory with some oil on the chain to prevent rust (they're not stainless). If the package wasn't sealed well, that oil's going to pick up dust and dirt during shipping, etc. But I've never heard of a chainwhip made by a real company with a used chain if that's what you're asking.

Thanks for the reply. I think you hit the nail on the head. Dark brown grease with dust and dirt.

I'm suspicious, cause I got it from amazon. For me, as a casual rider, I think I'll use the chain whip only once or twice in my lifetime. So if I zip-tie it back together, I can sell it "new", on amazon as "EastCoastBikeTools" or something, and none would be the wiser. I have sly ways of thinking and I've encountered many Cons that make me think this way. And I don't frequent LBS or bought any tools before. That's why I was curious.
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#4
I'm not going to tell you what to do. But I would describe selling a used tool as "new" more as "lying" than as "sly". YMMV
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#5
Note to self.....

Don't purchase from East Coast Bike Tools.
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