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    please give me some examples of teflon based oils... does this mean like synthetic chain oil? wd40? 3 in 1? normal oil (like for a car engine?) please help me out here... obviously i am clueless.

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    WD-40, a cleaner and rust preventive ("WD" = "water displacement") with only minimal lubrication properties, is essentially kerosene plus vanilla extract.

    3-in-1 and conventional "dino" automotive engine oils are refined mineral oil

    synthetic car engine oils are chemically reformulated, but start with animal, vegetable, or highly-refined/hydrocracked mineral hydrocarbons

    RaceDay and WhiteLightning are paraffin-based

    You can buy teflon-based white grease at your local bike shop or on line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcavana
    please give me some examples of teflon based oils... does this mean like synthetic chain oil? wd40? 3 in 1? normal oil (like for a car engine?) please help me out here... obviously i am clueless.
    What application are we talking about? The answer is different for what you'd put in, say, a bottom bracket and what you'd put on your chain.
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    says to use teflon based oil on my shock, where the rubber and metal meet i am assuming it will stop the terribly anoying squeek they make every time i hit a bump (didn't used to do this) what would work best for this application? would putting a drop of synthetic chain oil on it help? hurt? what?
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    Finish Line makes at least one bike lube that contains teflon.

    Synthetic oils generally do not contain teflon, though some certainly may. Slick 50 is an automotive oil that, I believe, contains teflon.

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    Ive heard that 3 in 1 is vegetable-based, that being the reason why Sturmey Archer advise against its use inside their hub gears.
    Finish Line is a pretty standard bike-shop product that works well.
    Motor oil will lube, but attracts dirt.
    Wax-in-solvent concoctions such as White Lightening can work well in the wet, but it is hard to apply in cold conditions, solidifying on contact instead of penetrating the links.
    WD40 can be used to ressasitate a dead bike such as a dumspter find, or to rustproof old bikes. As a chain lube it lasts a day or 2 before breaking down and is not recomended. It will dissolve any grease inside bearings, so keep well away from sealed bearing in the hubs or bottom bracket.

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    TriFlow is another good alternative that you can usually find at the local hardware store if your LBS doesn't have any teflon lube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcavana
    says to use teflon based oil on my shock, where the rubber and metal meet i am assuming it will stop the terribly anoying squeek they make every time i hit a bump (didn't used to do this) what would work best for this application? would putting a drop of synthetic chain oil on it help? hurt? what?
    Not sure exactly what you mean, I assume you are talking about the seals around the stanchions. Could use something like Triflow, light lubricant oil w/teflon added. Its a good chain lube, but will attract a dirt. There is a product by Finish Line that impregnates the stanchions w/ teflon. I've used it and seems to work well w/ the benefit of not attracting dirt. http://www.rei.com/online/store/Prod...ory_rn=4500890

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    Yes it attracts dirt but if you dont drown your chain with it it really doesnt attract very much at all. Ive always used oil lubricants and my chain stays relatively clean, of course it attraacts some dirt but i think some people put way to much on

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    But yea Triflow is great stuff, my lbs recomended it, siad they use that for all their repairs and i couldnt be happier

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    Triflow has teflon and works great for bike applications

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    Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil starts off as ethylene (or ethene), the gas that bananas give off as they ripen...
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    Liquid Wrench makes a lubricant with Teflon (PTFE, they don't have permission to use the duPont trademark) called Super Lubricant. It's in a green can and is much less expensive then Tri-Flow and works just as good.
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    triflow seems to work well

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    I use Triflow because I can get it wholsale as we use it at work. It is a good bicycle "oil" and seems to hold up well under fairly heavy duty use.

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    IMHO this is the greatest stuff on earth. If you care about your chain this stuff is the best, it cleans as lubricates.

    I have used this on my MTB as well as fixed gear bikes, makes taking care of a chain easy.

    Also its eco friendly and wont stain anything if you happen to drip.

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    Does anyone know what Prolink is made of? . . . Their web site gives no product data/information!
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