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Old 06-23-20, 05:43 AM
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Chain Lube

How often and best brands to use.?
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Old 06-23-20, 05:53 AM
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Old 06-23-20, 06:25 AM
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The search function is your friend. The quest for the ideal bike lube is akin to the quest for the holy grail, for some.
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Old 06-23-20, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by zeeway View Post
The search function is your friend. The quest for the ideal bike lube is akin to the quest for the holy grail, for some.
Yes. there are literally thousands of threads with 500 different suggestions. You can read these for months and still not have that perfect answer.
A google search or duck search of bikeforums site for best|suggest|recommended|good chain lube. Better results than a built in search here.

A good place to start or just wait it out and I'm sure suggestions will follow in here too.

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Old 06-23-20, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr Spin View Post
What the heck dude? I asked a simple question I am not a troll quit being a jerk.
Sorry for the seemingly hostile reply but chain lube questions have been done to death on this forum. They generate dozens and dozens of replies and usually generate a lot of heat and little light as there is no clear "best" lube. There are numerous good ones and everyone has his or her favorite and will defend it vigorously.

As noted, a quick search will provide more information than you could possibly want.
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Old 06-23-20, 08:39 AM
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https://www.pinkbike.com/news/absolu...hain-lube.html
Only peasants use anything less
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Old 06-23-20, 09:08 AM
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I don't know about brands, since I make my own. 1 part duck fat from a French hand-fed Maigret duck. 1 part sweat from a Swedish virgin woman's thighs. 1 part baby oil, preferably from a newborn from the country the chain was made in. Apply hourly, but sparingly, and no more than twice a day.
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Old 06-23-20, 09:22 AM
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https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.html All you really need to know.
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Old 06-23-20, 09:40 AM
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I have researched and come up with a consensus amongst the forum members. WD-40, applied yearly, preferably in May or June.
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Old 06-23-20, 10:58 AM
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I have researched and come up with a consensus amongst the forum members. WD-40, applied yearly, preferably in May or June.
That's old info, April was proven to be better. See misinformation is everywhere. I believe this is the 6th time I said I'd never post another comment in a lube thread.

In all seriousness to the OP, no one is singling you out and don't take it personally. Use any link above for searching, you will find more than enough info to get you started down the correct divine theological path that is chain lube. The issue is that there are specific advantages and disadvantages at a high level with wet vs dry, wax vs petroleum vs silicone vs unobtainium etc. Concentrate on those generalities. The scope gets lost when the conversation starts going into the 20th level of decreasingly infinitesimal potential benefits and then arguing about ratios of costs, enjoyment, time, effort etc.. Its like trying to pick the "best color". Audiophiles have their speaker wire, gamers have their cooling systems and video cards, bikers have their chains.

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Old 06-23-20, 11:06 AM
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The best lube is the one you always have with you: your own saliva. Just spit on your chain whenever it starts squeaking. Free, easy, effective.
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Any brand is fine. Unless you know a lot about lubricants, the stick to the ones that say they are for bicycle chains.

Lube the rollers of the chain as often as you want. Wipe off the excess from the outside of the chain plates. Every 50 miles? 100 miles? Whenever it starts making more noise? I won't care which you pick. Never lube it, well that's on you, I don't recommend never.
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