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    Rock an Roll chain Lube

    I am seeing this starting to appear on the shelves of the local bike shops here in central Fl. Has anyone used it and what were the results

    http://www.rocklube.com/gold.htm
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    Nope, I have not tried it and have no need to. I use Chain-L and it is the best I've ever used and doubt that there is anything better.

    If you read the add for that Rock and Roll, it states that it's NOT oil, and oil is exactly what a chain needs.
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    I have use it here and I don't like it at all.So I now use only Synthetic motor oil on my chain and I like it a lot better.It is a little messy but I clean most of it off with a rag before I ride so its no problem for me.Chain need oil that's the way it was when I was a young boy and for me I will stay with oil only for my chain.My 2 cents anyway. lol

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    Boy have you just opened up a can of worms, everyone has their own opinion about chain lubes. and never really want to listen to what others have to say. That being said i have used rock and roll extreme for years. I may have to use it a littel more often then some other brands but I doesnt attract as dirt and road grime as some of the other brands I have tried. It does not freeze up as some brands tend to do when your riding well below freezing.
    If it looks like the $3000 bikes but costs less than a decent helmet, it probably isn't a wise investment.


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    I've been using it for a few months now. Seems to work at least as well as anything else I've tried. When used as directed, it doesn't seem quite as prone to be a grit magnet as some others, and it seems to last a good long while at least in dry conditions. I like the fact that it comes in a bottle big enough to last me awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milice View Post
    Boy have you just opened up a can of worms, everyone has their own opinion about chain lubes. and never really want to listen to what others have to say. That being said i have used rock and roll extreme for years. I may have to use it a littel more often then some other brands but I doesnt attract as dirt and road grime as some of the other brands I have tried. It does not freeze up as some brands tend to do when your riding well below freezing.
    you made me snort! a whooooooooooooooooooole lotta worms! like religion, car oils/filters/spark plugs, etc.

    anyway, i do like the name. brings forth images of ac/dc, queen, steppenwolf, new york dolls, etc.

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    As previously mentioned, chain lubes is one of those third-rail topics on the forum. I've been aware of Rock and Roll lubes for many years, but personally never used it. I have a friend who swears by it for his mountain rig, and another friend who swears by it for his road bike. I am not sure which variety they're using. Basically, everyone emphasizes a different variable regarding chain lubes: dry/wet, long lasting, wet weather, quiet, cleanliness, wax, oil based, home brew, leave the factory grease on or remove.... I say to each their own and best way to find out is to try it and see if it works for you. In my experience, the lubricant doesn't matter as much as how well you maintain, clean and lube your chain.

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    I've used Rock "N" Roll Gold for at least seven years and many thousands of miles with excellent success. It seems to clean well, attract minimum extra grit and provide lube where it counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjc9640 View Post
    Has anyone used it and what were the results
    It is useless if you ride in the rain. To state it plainly, it runs off the chain if you only mention the rain. Not that other commercial lubes have a particularly good endurance in the rain, but this one is significantly worse than any other I tried. Rust next morning is practically guaranteed.

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    Where's my 11-foot pole when I need one...

    We use it at the bike shop quite a bit. It's obscenely expensive, considering it's mostly solvent. One of its strong points, however, is that it does float dirt out of the chain so you can wipe most of it off.

    When used as directed, it doesn't seem quite as prone to be a grit magnet as some others, and it seems to last a good long while at least in dry conditions.
    This is basically my result with my own bikes too. Dunno if I'd buy it if it weren't a freebie supply at the shop, though. If you try it and decide you like it, be aware there's also a "refill" size that's cheaper in the long run.

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    I used it for quite a while. It does clean the chain, it does lubricate well, it is expensive, it does stay clean. If you don't use it up fast enough it separates in the bottle and you have to shake it long and hard to make it usable again. If it sits on the shelf long enough, the separated ingredients harden in the bottom of the bottle and it's no good.

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    I also use Chain L lube, it's the best I've ever used as well. I do clean the chains more then the manufacture claims you have to, but I think in the long run it will work even better for chain life.

    There are some decent lubes on the market as long as you avoid wax based products your chain will last a long time. TriFlow is the original chain lube and they used Teflon and Teflon works great, so does Finish Line Dry Teflon. Another great lube is relatively unknown among cyclists and that is Bones Speed Cream, it's skate board bearing lube, I have a friend trying it on his chain and so far he likes it a lot. Some of you skaters should try it and report the results here.

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    I've been using it for a few years and can't see any problem. I don't even clean my chain, just put more on every few weeks. You need to relube after riding in the rain.

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    1 part chainsaw bar oil to 4 parts unscented mineral spirits. Apply to a chain that has been removed from the bike and cleaned. Repeat every 650 miles.

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    What about WD-40?


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    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    What about WD-40?


    (sorry, bad joke)
    Yuck yuck yuck!!! I have used WD40 on chains though...I first cleaned a bad stiff kids chain, then hosed it with WD40, waited 72 hours roughly, then applied a true lube. And the chain was no longer stiff. Great for kids bikes.

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    Good stuff. Wax based lubes rule!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Good stuff. Wax based lubes rule!
    HAHAHAHAAHHHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Lets get the flames of war fanned. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

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    I use whatever I have on hand. Thinner oils need more frequent re-application than thicker oils. I think I'm slowly becoming a convert to thicker oils.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    I use whatever I have on hand. Thinner oils need more frequent re-application than thicker oils. I think I'm slowly becoming a convert to thicker oils.
    Me too, that's why I like Chain L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    Me too, that's why I like Chain L.
    Chain L is fine for kid's bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Chain L is fine for kid's bikes.
    You're kidding, right?
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    You don't think it's good enough even for kid's bikes!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    You don't think it's good enough even for kid's bikes!?
    Of course it's good enough for a kids bike...to good, so I would never use it on a kids bike.

    You obviously never used Chain L; this stuff has been highly reviewed as the best bike lube so far that's been manufactured. But you go on and use your wax stuff which is great for polishing shoes!

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    It's a good excuse for why my bike is so slow.

    Enjoy your highly reviewed greasy kid's stuff.

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