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    Best places to buy lubes?

    Since I am new, I don't have experience buying lube. I just bought 2 bottles of lube, one is chain lube. I bought them from online, and they don't seem cheap (considering including shipping cost). So I wonder, is it usually cheaper to buy them online or in local bike shop, or local ___-mart department store?

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    Never thought to price-check, I just pick it up at the local bike shop when I'm in there.
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    Patronize your local bike shop, many online sellers charge you retail + shipping ..

    Walk into a 'Brick and Mortar' bike shop, and you save on the shipping. ..

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    Local shop for sure. Sometimes I'll order online if I'm placing a large order.
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    I get lube far cheaper at Sport Chalet type stores than I do at the local overpriced LBS.

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    I've never worried about the price of chain lube. I only use it a drop at a time on each chain link so even one of those tiny bottles lasts me a looong time.

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    Cheapest chain lube is none at all. After that is DIY wax. Consider a stainless steel chain.
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    I use Dupont Teflon on my motorcycle chains as well as the bicycle. $5 a can at Lowes.


    Cheap and clean. Doesn't attract dirt or dust like wet lubes do.
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    I bought a 6 oz Tri-Flow superior lube w/ teflon from online and with shipping it cost me $15 total

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    Stainless is not immune to friction, Geo8ge, you lubricate a chain to increase the wear life,

    and reduce friction, on the moving surfaces. or at least I do ,

    you can replace stainless chains if you wish .. they are softer with all that nickel

    in the alloy , so wear faster than regular steel and are hard to heat treat harder.

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