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Old 07-14-16, 09:13 PM
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What bike lube do you use? I use Eco sheep for my mountain bike.
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Coconut oil. When that fails, Essential Oils. The peppermint smells so nice.
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Use the Advanced Search function and search for "Lube" in thread titles. Plenty of threads on this subject, including several within the last few months.
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Old 07-15-16, 06:26 AM
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I use anything that is good that my LBS has on the shelf.
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Old 07-15-16, 06:34 AM
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I use anything that is good that my LBS has on the shelf.
How do you determine whether it's "good"?
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Old 07-15-16, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by kevindsingleton View Post
How do you determine whether it's "good"?
If I'd heard or read a recommendation about it I'll give it a try.
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I wish you would have posted what the survey was about in the title.
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Originally Posted by kevindsingleton View Post
How do you determine whether it's "good"?
One starts a thread about it on Bike Forums. That is the most reliable way of making that determination, and much more likely to yield usable results than, you know, actually trying it out. Lube threads are very closely related to 'what bike should I buy' threads in that respect.
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Old 07-15-16, 07:31 AM
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I use ceramic wax on a bright finish chain. Wet lubes attract the dust here, and the bright finish makes it pretty obvious when it needs to be cleaned. I seem to get longer intervals with dry lube.
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Old 07-15-16, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
One starts a thread about it on Bike Forums. That is the most reliable way of making that determination, and much more likely to yield usable results than, you know, actually trying it out. Lube threads are very closely related to 'what bike should I buy' threads in that respect.
I'm working on a very complex post that involves the purchase of several different lubricants followed by the question: which online bike should I buy to best work with which lubricant?

Prolly a Pulitzer in my future.
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On the third night of the new moon, I collect godspittle (dew) from the grass, and mix it with a proprietary blend of paraffin, used 30-weight, and a touch of shaved buffalo chips as a binding agent. After letting the mixture sit for at least 9 days, I apply it during the first noon in which the moon is visible.

Works great. Lasts up to two weeks.

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Originally Posted by kevindsingleton View Post
I'm working on a very complex post that involves the purchase of several different lubricants followed by the question: which online bike should I buy to best work with which lubricant?

Prolly a Pulitzer in my future.
I'm going to disagree with key points, but without experience or information on the subject, will have to utilize personal attacks and lots of capital letters.
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Old 07-15-16, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by kevindsingleton View Post
I'm working on a very complex post that involves the purchase of several different lubricants followed by the question: which online bike should I buy to best work with which lubricant?

Prolly a Pulitzer in my future.
Excellent idea! That combination should yield very good results.
D'you think you could work 'waving' and 'average speed' into it as well, or might that be too much?
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Old 07-15-16, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Cheddarpecker View Post
I'm going to disagree with key points, but without experience or information on the subject, will have to utilize personal attacks and lots of capital letters.
The former is an tried-and-true rhetorical strategy here, and the latter a well-proven graphic device.
May I also suggest quoting yourself, wherever possible?
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Old 07-15-16, 09:38 AM
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I'm going to disagree with key points, but without experience or information on the subject, will have to utilize personal attacks and lots of capital letters.
Please eschew all punctuation. That's what drives a point home.
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Old 07-15-16, 09:40 AM
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I use Mobile 1 oil and regular auto bearing grease. IMO the mouse milk "special" bike oils and greases are a waste of money.
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
Excellent idea! That combination should yield very good results.
D'you think you could work 'waving' and 'average speed' into it as well, or might that be too much?
Is that clipless waving and average power meter speed? I'm gonna have to add a whole paragraph.
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Originally Posted by kevindsingleton View Post
Is that clipless waving and average power meter speed? I'm gonna have to add a whole paragraph.
Remember, your posts can and should be as prolix as possible.
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I use Mobile 1 oil and regular auto bearing grease. IMO the mouse milk "special" bike oils and greases are a waste of money.
Completely agree. Those bicycle lubes and greases are in fact just another facet of the Great Bicycle Manufacturers/UCI Conspiracy.

There is an intimate link between the unavailability of triple chainsets, the marketing of 'special' lubricants, and the absence of recumbent bicycles in the Tour de France.
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I pee on my bike chains. Makes a great lube and I don't get the "ghost drafters" anymore.
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Originally Posted by kevindsingleton View Post
please eschew all punctuation. That's what drives a point home.
CaPITALIZED LETTERS ARE CAPITALIZED LITTLE LETTERS THAT HAVE GROWN IN BOTH STATURE AND IMPORTANCE TO BECOME NEW MORE IMPORTANT LETTERS FROM WHICH WE SHOULD LEARN ALL OF LIFES LESSONS

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I prefer the same oil I use on guns and other fine instruments CLP...

But really for the chain I use a simple 50/50 mix of 10W-30 and Marvel Mystery Oil in an old 3&1 oil can.
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