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Old 07-15-08, 09:44 AM
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My ProLink opinion...

Ok so a week ago I went into a store looking for a "dry" lube for my road bike that was an oil, not wax (i use ice wax for my mountain bike...until i run out of it...). The guy had Prolink and something else I dont remember the name of now. He could not personally recommend the prolink because he had no personal experience, but a guy who was there (im assuming a friend of his) spoke right up and said as long as you wipe off excess and let dry for a while, its great...OK $7.99 a bottle I figure ive wasted money trying worse stuff before...cleaned chain, applied the stuff twice (just to make sure i got all the links good...

fast forward to today, first ride out with the bike. 10 miles on backroads that are dirty/dusty. chain looks CLEAN! all other oils ive used one ride would lead to a black chain. Not anymore. My SRAM chain is still shiny (full nickel plated version) and well oiled. Im sold on the product, and once Im out of icewax and replace my MTB chain, ill use this on ALL of my bikes.

Just thought id share my personal experience. I know its only 10 miles, but the chain is still clean. Makes my bike look a lot nicer!
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Old 07-15-08, 09:55 AM
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and now you know the REST of THE STORY....
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Old 07-15-08, 03:41 PM
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I like ProLink too. I used to use it before I went to homebrew mineral spirits/10w30.
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I use ProLink ProGold on the commuter. I've found it attracts too much dust on the MTB - I'm switching back to Rock 'n' Roll Extreme in the dirt.
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Old 07-15-08, 05:02 PM
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I go back and forth between Prolink and Rock n Roll
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Old 07-15-08, 07:49 PM
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Prolink is Ok. I've been using it for a couple of years on my road bike. No problems. It's not in the same league as White Lightning in terms of cleanliness though, but it does seem to keep the chain lubricated much longer before it's necessary to reapply it.
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I tried WL for a while and if you ride in the wet then forget it. The WL is just a simple wax. Yeah it doesn't attract dirt but if it's wet then the chain rusts like no tomorrow. Totally useless for rainy commuting. If Prolink is a happy medium between WL and oils then it may be worth having a look at it.
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