North America -- USA -- Midwest -- Iowa -- Des Moines
Lemond Tourmalet and a Trek 4500 for Winter Commuting and Trail riding
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.
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!