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Old 06-17-16, 09:31 AM
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Best chain lubricant

Hi,

I use rustcheck coat and protect on my bike, my chain is dirty, dust, sand, ... ?

thank!

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Old 06-17-16, 09:46 AM
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If you like it, use it. Then something better will come along and you'll use that. There is no "best" chain lube. You'll get almost as many opinions as there are chain lubes to buy.

Seriously. Use what you have.
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Old 06-17-16, 09:47 AM
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Chain L is The Best..
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Old 06-17-16, 10:15 AM
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You're supposed to lube your chain?
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Old 06-17-16, 10:21 AM
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All I can tell you is that WD-40 is not sufficient. Tri-lube is pretty popular.
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Old 06-17-16, 10:35 AM
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I have used chain saw bar lubricating oil. I don't see a downside to it at all, it's inexpensive and has other uses..like on a chainsaw
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Old 06-17-16, 12:54 PM
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I'd say anything but WD-40. You might use WD-40 to degrease a chain, but not for lube.

I just cleaned a bunch of black grime off my chain, I think it's brake dust. I've got some kind of chain lube which goes on wet and dries. It's mainly for use in dry conditions. Sorry, I don't know the name of it at the moment, it's at home and I'm at work. But it says it's self-cleaning, since if it gets dirty it will flake off. I'll believe that when I see it. But I plan to keep cleaning and lubing my chain every 100 miles.
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Old 06-17-16, 01:52 PM
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I use air tool oil( oul for power tools), you guys think thats ok?
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Old 06-17-16, 01:56 PM
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Only Chain-L will make your chain great again.
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Old 06-17-16, 02:02 PM
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As Opposed to Nothing?

Wow another chainLube thread ..
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Only Chain-L will make your chain great again.
Nice. LoL
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Old 06-18-16, 10:43 PM
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Thats about like asking whats the best gun lube.
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I use unsalted melted butter. Never use salted butter when you use butter for chain lube. It will cause rust. I have used Rust Check before, but it was so slippery it made my chain fall apart.
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I just cleaned a bunch of black grime off my chain, I think it's brake dust.
What kind of brakes are you running? I am having a hard time understanding this, discs are on the opposite side of the hub and have tiny pads. Are they rim brakes?
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IMO the best and cheapest chain lube is a light oil. I use Mobil One and get terrific mileage out of my chain. All the "special" chain oils and other snake oils are a rip off. BTW again IMO wax and WD-40 is NOT a lubricant.
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I've been thinking about buying a quart of Cosmoline, heating it up and soaking the chain in it. It's what comes on the chains from the factory in the first place.

Everyone seems to think that the stuff that comes on new chains is made from unicorn blood or that it has magical properties. I might give it a try.
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Old 06-19-16, 05:04 PM
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only thing better than a chain lube thread is a chain cleaning thread...
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After riding in the rain or slushy snow, Like to spray my chains with WD-40. Then wipe off the chain with a paper towel. However for regular lubrication, I use PJ 1 blue label chain lube. Works well, lasts a long time
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Old 06-19-16, 08:39 PM
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Currently digging on Boeshield. I also like ProLink but it doesn't last as long.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I've been thinking about buying a quart of Cosmoline, heating it up and soaking the chain in it. It's what comes on the chains from the factory in the first place.

Everyone seems to think that the stuff that comes on new chains is made from unicorn blood or that it has magical properties. I might give it a try.
What is on the new chains is "Gleitmo". SRAM identifies it here: https://www.sram.com/sram/mountain/p...s/pc-890-chain
What they don't say is *which* variant of Gleitmo. There are a number of variations.
It is made by: Solid Film Lubricants - FUCHS LUBRITECH GmbH
I have no idea how similar the chemistry might be to cosmoline.
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Rust Check Coat & Protect: Premium Vehicle Undercarriage Protectant. https://www.rustcheck.com/index.php?...128&Itemid=135
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Thats about like asking whats the best gun lube.
Wait, gun isn't censored any more? Gun gun gun gun... woohoo!
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