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Old 06-24-07, 01:51 PM   #1
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White Lightning on dérailleur pivots, et al?

Any reason to use (or not) White Lightning chain lube on dérailleur pivots or other sliding parts?
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Old 06-24-07, 01:58 PM   #2
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I tried that once and it was the worst thing I did to my bike. It seemed good for the first week but then all of the parts I put it on started sticking together. It's made for chains and it would only go on your chain.
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Old 06-24-07, 02:40 PM   #3
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My favorite is Sta-Lube boat trailer wheel bearing grease!! (the bluegoo!)

(see my post under the poll "Do you use a torque wrench on your bike")
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I tried that once and it was the worst thing I did to my bike. It seemed good for the first week but then all of the parts I put it on started sticking together.
So. Uh... How do you get it off?
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So. Uh... How do you get it off?
spray with White Lightening Degreaser. Work the pivots and hinges manually. Let the degreaser dry. Then immediately spray with Tri-Flow or similiar lightweight lubricant. Don't tarry between degreasing and relubing else oxidation can start almost immediately on the degreased parts.
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I tried that once and it was the worst thing I did to my bike. It seemed good for the first week but then all of the parts I put it on started sticking together. It's made for chains and it would only go on your chain.
What causes it to stick? WL leaves a slick wax coating behind when it dries right? Is wax really that sticky?
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I think I'm gonna leave it for a while and see what develops.
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i tried white lightning (on the chain) and i wasnt that impressed. it seemed like it lasted for a few days and my chain was dry again. i dont think id use it anywhere else either.
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White Lightning is so named due to the speed in which it stops working.
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Maybe that's what they're referring to when they advertise that it "sheds" dirt - along with itself?
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Yup that's it exacty, you need to re-apply WL every 50-100 miles or at most two weeks.
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White Lightning doesn't touch my bike. Prolink only now, and I haven't had to degunk my pulleys since.
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