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Old 05-11-07, 01:03 PM   #1
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Tenacious Oil? I don't know....

LBS clerk tells me it's great stuff. Ive been happy with the White lightning stuff but he said it was better. And besides it was a couple of bucks cheaper. So I laid some on my chained after I cleaned it. One link at a time. But as I'm cranking the chain around I see what appears to be spider webs oozing between the chain and gears! So I wiped off the excess till that stopped.
So far the ride is very quiet. I like that. But it seems that this Tenacious Oil is attracting a lot of dirt just after a couple of hour riding.
Thinking I might just use it on the hinges around home and stick with the White Lightning.
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Old 05-11-07, 01:55 PM   #2
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Phil's Tenacious Oil DOES attract crap like flies to a cow patty. I've found that it works great in S/A three speed hubs, but I wouldn't use it on a chain due to it's dirt magnet nature. Personally I've tried just about every chain lube out there and now I use Boeshield (now available at your neighborhood SEARS) I absolutely love the stuff.
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Wait...so you were using white lightning on your chain? That stuff should really be used fior stuff like bearings, if you use it at all. (I used to, but now use the Phil Wood bearing grease - it's great.)

There are other oils that are more conducive for chain use, like Tri-flow, or a dedicated chain lubricant, like ProLink Chain Lube. The white lightning stuff is really heavy, and it seems like the Phil Wood Tenacious is only a slight step down in density from their bearing grease, which means it is also probably too heavy for chain use. The main problem, which you've experienced, is that these will absolutely cause you to pick up more dirt and grime. Also, make sure you wipe off the excess (some might argue that chain lube only ever needs to be in the rollers, and that any excess will only cause problems).
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The white lightning stuff is really heavy,
Using it without the solvent were we? It's a pretty standard wax lube, you have to shake it to get it mixed so it will penetrate anything, but properly used it ain't heavy, it's just chain lube
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Ohhhhhhh.....Duuuuhhhhhh. Sorry. I was thinking White Lithium grease, when you were saying White Lightning.

My goodness. Too many beers last night.
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Ohhhhhhh.....Duuuuhhhhhh. Sorry. I was thinking White Lithium grease, when you were saying White Lightning.

My goodness. Too many beers last night.
Yeah there's quite a bit of difference there.
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Only real use I've found for Tenacious Oil is in things like platform pedals that really ought to have grease, but I don't want to take them apart. If you ooze a little in there and prop the pedals vertically, it will seep down to the other end overnight and ruin whatever you set them on. If I put it on a chain, I'm not sure I'd have enough power to turn the cranks over. That's some gummy stuff.
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Only real use I've found for Tenacious Oil is in things like platform pedals that really ought to have grease, but I don't want to take them apart. If you ooze a little in there and prop the pedals vertically, it will seep down to the other end overnight and ruin whatever you set them on. If I put it on a chain, I'm not sure I'd have enough power to turn the cranks over. That's some gummy stuff.
I've found that it's an acceptable lube for freewheels
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Rock and Roll Lube for your chain..... I'm never goin' back.
Tenacious Oil? Oh man is it ever a dirt magnet.
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I use it on spoke threads when building wheels.
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I use a 50/50 mix of Phil's Tenacious and Finish-Line or Tri-Flow (whichever is around); I've found it to be great for chains and also as a general purpose lubricant.

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I use Tenacious Oil in rainy weather.
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I use Tenacious Oil on my chain, I didn't know there was anything better! No wonder my bikes sound gritty (but spin smooth, anyhow).
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