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    Sharing the Road with U2! bikemanpdx's Avatar
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    Best Lubes for Sub-Zero Riding?

    I am trying to avoid problems encountered while riding in sub-zero temps last Winterů specifically cable-related problems with derailers and with braking cables.


    Have any of you had experience with the following lube?:

    Frabill Sub-Zero Lube - Model 1669
    Multi-purpose low temp lubricant designed for use with tip-ups, ice fishing reels and other winter use products. 2 oz. squeeze tube features special applicator tip that makes re-lubing of reels and tip-ups more convenient.
    Prevents freeze-up to -60░ F.
    Water resistant - will not wash off.
    Resists cold and moisture in critical
    parts of ice fishing gear.

    http://www.frabill.com/ice_access.html#subzero

    or any other product you can recommend??

    This sounds like it might be the ticket but it is a bit expensive for the quantity.

    10 degrees below zero and 15 mile riding with 20 mph winds is about my limit (roughly about sub-41) but my cables have been freezing well above what I feel is a do-able Winter tempů. and few people are on the trails at that temp so riding is quite peaceful! Also I commute so don't want my brakes to not be working when I am heading to or from work!

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    Senior Member Violineb's Avatar
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    A bump for you. I need to know as well about some lubes which will work well for very cold and sometimes very wet conditions.
    I did find it for $5 here if that helps.
    http://www.fish307.com/fish/FrabillTipUps.htm

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