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Simple and newbie question:
how much oil is used to deposit on your rear rim?

we had dry weather since I picked up my bike from the dealership.
I always check for everything to be in place before riding and I noticed very many dried drop of oil on the rear rim, especially on the chain side.
I didn't lube the chain yet, as I stated on another thread, and have done about 400 km.

Before starting to worry, I thought by myself:
"why you don't just ask? They are more experienced than you".

So here I am, aware I can look dumb.

Is it something I can consider normal? In the picture I have seen in the forums, posted by other user, didn't notice oil on the wheel.
Possible that everyone is a cleaning maniac? :)
 

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All chain drive bikes do this to their rear rim/spokes. Its just one of the downsides of chain drive over belt or shaft drive.

You can clean your rim with a product that will cut through grease and oil if you want that clean look all of the time. Just make sure you don't drip the cleaner on the chain or it will start degrading the lubrication that keeps your chain working properly.

 
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