Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ascending or Descending the NH Mountains NW of Concord!
Bikes: Snazzy* Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & a Lonely '83 Santana Tandem (* Ed.)
Winter Chain Lube: What Kind?
Hi! I've been posting in BF Classic & Vintage and 50+ for quite some time but this is my first post here in "Winter." I live in the mountains of NH at about 1200 ft and we receive about 100-150 inches of snow each year. I plan to ride this winter on snow mobile trails and packed snow roads on a custom made MTB I picked up cheap at a yard sale. I've cleaned and repacked all the bearings, installed fenders, studded tires, racks, lubed the moving parts, and waiting on new Kool Stops for the Suntour Roller Cam brakes. It's nearly ready to roll. (The photo is from when I brought it home this past May.)
But, what do you experts use for chain lube? It gets cold here and the humidity is low. I generally will not be on wet pavement, just packed snow. In warm weather and while on the trainer last winter I use Ice Wax. But, I've noticed when caught in the rain, Ice Wax can become a bit messy. The chain has been cleaned and is off the bike at the moment. Your guidance is appreciated! Thanks.