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Old 08-03-20, 12:50 PM
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Nixfrixshun chain lube

Has anyone used this product? I read about it online and it looks really interesting. Not the cheapest lube in the world, but if it does what it says would be worth the money.
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Old 08-03-20, 01:06 PM
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What do that say it does that they support with data from trials? Otherwise all I saw on their site was the typical sales-speak of someone trying to hawk their product.

Admittedly, I didn't look hard. Though I don't use it, these people at least put some testing and studies behind what they claim.... https://absoluteblack.cc/graphenlube...icant-coating/
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Old 08-03-20, 01:28 PM
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I've used NFS for 3 years and it seems to warrant it's good reputation. I follow the directions regarding the application. The key seems to apply the night before and wipe the excess from the outer plates and let sit, a little goes a long way. I used it on my bikes while I lived in Mexico plus I lubed everything that had metal-to-metal contact: gates, doors, fittings, even put a little bit on the threads and bulbs of lighting fixtures. The heat and humidity in our locale was severe and NFS prevented the corrosion and galling that was so prevalent there.

The chains on our MTB bikes lasted longer than my riding companions who didn't use NFS.

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Old 08-03-20, 02:28 PM
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They would ALL be great IF they did what they say.
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I've used it and it works great, but stinks like gear oil. You only use a small amount and the stuff seems to replicate itself and spread all over the chain. I eventually stopped using it, because I couldn't keep the chain clean and it really stunk up my truck when I put the bike inside.
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Old 08-03-20, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by dsaul View Post
I've used it and it works great, but stinks like gear oil. You only use a small amount and the stuff seems to replicate itself and spread all over the chain. I eventually stopped using it, because I couldn't keep the chain clean and it really stunk up my truck when I put the bike inside.
If it smells like gear oil, it might just be gear oil!!

Seriously, I do use gear oil in my chain and they're decent for all-weather use. Since some motorcycle manufacturers recommend using 80 to 90W gear oil as chain lube, must be good on bicycle chains too (just make sure you wipe off any excess with cloth).
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Old 08-03-20, 11:15 PM
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NFS is my favorite chain lube. I’ve had good luck with their suggested method of refreshing the chain: 12 drops at random, pedal to distribute the lube, thoroughly wipe off excess. If I give the chain a quick wipe after each ride, it stays clean and quiet for iiquite a while. (If I’m starting with a degreased chain, I’ll do one small drop per link).
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Old 08-03-20, 11:53 PM
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Google the Ceramic Speed Friction Facts tests from a few years ago. It supports the claims for NFS. Seems to be the next best thing to wax and Rock 'n' Roll lubes (which appear to be mostly naphtha and PTFE powder).

I was curious about their recommendation to apply the lube very sparingly, to only six links per chain and let it spread itself while riding. So I started doing that with Park CL-1 (medium weight oil with PTFE), since I already had a full bottle and didn't figure I'd run out anytime soon. So far, so good. Sure beats the waste and mess of drizzling lube all over the chain, most of which ends up on paper towels and newspaper.

I've used it that way on my hybrid/errand bike for a few years, replacing the chain every couple of years (roughly 2,000 miles per year). Sure cuts down on the crud that accumulates on chains. I don't clean the chain often, just wipe it down a couple of times a year depending on conditions. Runs more quietly than my road bike chains with fancier lubes (don't want to get into details, I'm not sure it's worth the fuss and expense).
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like I am going to give it a try with positive feedback from here.
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I haven't found the NFS instructions to apply sparingly to be sufficient, and Zero Friction Cycling's review backs up my experience.
From https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/w...-Silca-NFS.pdf :
12-12-12 Method - UPDATED!
Working with the team at Friction Facts we have discovered that on a perfectly clean and dry chain, you need more than just the 12 drops in the 12-12-12 method. We are recommending one small drop per link for your first application with a solid 12 revolutions of the crank using a rag to wipe away the excess. After that, 12-12-12 is a perfect way to replenish your lube. From a noise and friction perspective, 12-12-12 every 300-400 miles with NFS is the equivalent of adding one drop per link every 200 miles with other wet lubes.
Unfortunately I only found that blurb after already following the instructions on my bottle, so my chain (Dura-Ace 11sp that was new and got NFS after first degreasing, used only indoors so far) gets noisy and dirty after an hour of riding and reapplication hasn't made it any better in that regard. I need to do another full degreasing and then try again, but I've been putting that off.
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