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    Per Snafu's request (kinda): lube or no lube?

    If you lube, and I think most of us do, what brand do you use? Why is this brand good for folding bikes?

    If you don't, state why, so we can call you heathen.


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    I use Dumonde Tech Lite lube. Why? because it was on sale for super cheap at the bike shop I bought my ergon GC2 grips from, so I said why not buy it? I think I've only used it once since I bought my brommie, and that's only because I washed my bike that one time. I have no idea why this brand is good for folding bikes, aside from the fact that I got it for cheap and apparently it has a cult following among roadies.
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    I fear, ma'am, you take my name in vain



    Last edited by snafu21; 06-18-10 at 04:16 AM.
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    Oh also, Dumonde lube smells really nice, not like other lubes that smell all petroleum-like.
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    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way :p

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    I use Purple Extreme. I like the color for the lovely spots it makes on the lounge carpet.
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    Purple spots are Satan's work.

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    I was thinking of mixing some white lithium grease into some 10W30 for winter lube.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I just spit on my chain once in a while and scrub with with a barbecue brush. If i'm feeling really fancy, i'll "lube" my whole bike down with WD-40, making sure to get all the bearings and the disc brakes too, since it works very well on everything!

    This method works very well, I know, since I never have any greasy marks when I touch my chain, so it must be very clean! That is why it is good for fulding bikey-things, because you can touch it a lot, and I know that folder-people like to touch their bikes A LOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abneycat View Post
    I just spit on my chain once in a while and scrub with with a barbecue brush. If i'm feeling really fancy, i'll "lube" my whole bike down with WD-40, making sure to get all the bearings and the disc brakes too, since it works very well on everything!

    This method works very well, I know, since I never have any greasy marks when I touch my chain, so it must be very clean! That is why it is good for fulding bikey-things, because you can touch it a lot, and I know that folder-people like to touch their bikes A LOT.
    Mmmhm, true.
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    I'm not going to participate in this thread because no good can come of it.

    no lube

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucky View Post
    I'm not going to participate in this thread...
    Too late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    Too late.
    Far out!
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    White Lightening here. Keeps everything clean.

    BTW, nekohime, you have one of the best avatars in this site.

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    Tri-Flow... because as the name implies it has triple the action for triple the flow... which has OBVIOUS benefits for folding bikes.

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    one added benefit of having cheap chain lube of 3 parts mineral spirit to 1 part 10W30 is that you don't need to use degreaser to clean your chain.

    Just give your chain the lube, then run it through one of those chain cleaning roller brush contraptions and wipe down the chain with a rag or shop towel. keep lubing and cleaning until your heart is content.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    [QUOTE=kamtsa;10986407

    Nekohime, you have one of the best avatars in this site.[/QUOTE]


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abneycat View Post
    I just spit on my chain once in a while and scrub with with a barbecue brush. If i'm feeling really fancy, i'll "lube" my whole bike down with WD-40, making sure to get all the bearings and the disc brakes too, since it works very well on everything!

    This method works very well, I know, since I never have any greasy marks when I touch my chain, so it must be very clean! That is why it is good for fulding bikey-things, because you can touch it a lot, and I know that folder-people like to touch their bikes A LOT.
    Yes saddle and tires too.

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