Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Bikes: Cervelo Prodigy
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The dry lubricants need to be applied more often than the wet lubricants as long as the wet lubricant does not attract too much dirt. That's the problem with wet lubricants.
If you ride about 3,000 miles a year, then I would change the chain anyways. So for me dry is the reasonable thing to do. If the chain gets really gritty, I go for the chain cleaner mechanism and fill it with simple green followed by a few rinse cycles.
The dry lube I use is the Boeshield T-9, squirt bottle. That way no overspray and it goes directly onto each link. I think any dry lube will work, Triflow, Finish Line, or anything else. The Dupont PTFE (Teflon) is suppose to be a good non petroleum lube. Lately I question its usefulness when mixed with a petroleum based product, synthetic or not.
Several companies mix their petroleum based product with PTFE (Teflon). It is not disclosed how much Teflon is in each can or bottle. So I think its a hype.
I have an older Mercedes Benz that happens to have a telescopic antenna. This MBZ antenna is noted for sticking. I use the LPS PTFE with no petroleum on the antenna and it works well. It leaves a white film which means its got Teflon. The Teflon doesn't do well in the rain so I spray the PTFE as needed. So far the antenna has lasted over 3 years, a good thing in MBZ circles.