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why is cycling lube so expensive?

Old 06-17-05, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by phantomcow2
I dont get it. Is there any reason for cycling specific lubes to be so expensive? Besides marketing. At autozone you can get a quart of Castrol Syntec oil for 3 dollars! Then theres the 4oz bottle of pedros ice wax for 5 dollars....
That pedros should last at least 6 months so 10 bucks a year is nothing.
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Old 06-17-05, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Don Cook
It's because they're selling the grease to the same people that spend $thousand$ on a bike.
That says it all! Its marketing hype and snake oil!!
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Old 06-17-05, 07:58 AM
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I can't even find bike lube anywhere. In the cataloges all they have is dri lube. If it is not dry lube, they do not tell you it is not dry lube. Locally, no bike shop. Even if I did mail order it, there would be additional 3-4 dollars shipping. I use WD 40.
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Old 06-17-05, 08:00 AM
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Old 06-17-05, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
You folks do realize that they sell large containers of Prolink at motorcycle shops for a lot less per unit/volume than bikes shops right?
Thanks for the tip. I'll check into that.
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Old 06-17-05, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Joyka
I can't even find bike lube anywhere. In the cataloges all they have is dri lube. If it is not dry lube, they do not tell you it is not dry lube. Locally, no bike shop. Even if I did mail order it, there would be additional 3-4 dollars shipping. I use WD 40.
Please don't use WD-40. It's bicycle abuse and it's WRONG!
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Old 06-17-05, 12:51 PM
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This 'snakeoil' ya'll are talking about - is it made from the livers or something? Snakes never struck me as being very greasy or anything...



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Old 06-18-05, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by chris_pnoy
ok, whats the next cheapest thing then?
honda chain lube 4.99 for a bog spray can. so far over 2 months of use and I have not had to clean the chain it has kept that clean. but it needs to be applied often.
but in the over 2 months I have had several rain rides and there is only a tine bit of black on the chain. all the cogs and chainrigns are still clean.
now if I can only find it locally.
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Old 06-18-05, 03:40 PM
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Somebody mentioned using baby oil as a lube. I've tried it, but i think it's very unsuitable.. it's very sticky and yet is thin, so it doesn't really lubricate well in a metal-on-metal application.

Save it for lubing the babies so they slide smoothly into the torpedo tubes.

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Old 06-18-05, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by robo
Save it for lubing the babies so they slide smoothly into the torpedo tubes.
Aaaahh...so thats what babies are for
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Old 06-18-05, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Squirrely144
Aaaahh...so thats what babies are for
The important thing is that they slide OUT of the torpedo tubes nicely when launched!

~ WARNING: THREAD DRIFT AHEAD ~

Here's one of the Army Ranger cadence songs we used to sing while marching/running whan I was in the 1st Cavalry:

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and we bite out their windpipes and make 'em dead!

Babies for breakfast, babies for lunch,

babies for dinner...crunch, crunch, crunch!"

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Old 06-18-05, 09:15 PM
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Almost any product is reasonable as long as you wait for a Performance sale. what $7 White Lightning become $4.99. almost reasonable.
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Old 06-18-05, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by cyclezealot
Almost any product is reasonable as long as you wait for a Performance sale. what $7 White Lightning become $4.99. almost reasonable.
I have been waiting a good 3 years for Astroglide to go on sale at performance i also hear the flavored motion lotion works great for wet conditions chain lube.
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Old 06-19-05, 12:08 AM
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In the grand scheme of things it is a mere pittance.
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Old 06-20-05, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Squirrely144
I have been waiting a good 3 years for Astroglide to go on sale at performance i also hear the flavored motion lotion works great for wet conditions chain lube.
I thought Astroglide was a lubricant for a certain other type of enjoyable activity...
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Old 06-20-05, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Nicodemus
I thought Astroglide was a lubricant for a certain other type of enjoyable activity...
oh it works great for that too!
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Old 06-20-05, 10:01 PM
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I use pedros extra dry and I lube 2 bikes 4-5 times a week and ive got about half a bottle left after 3 weeks.
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