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Old 05-25-19, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
My bikes steal plenty of watts in other areas. Weights are 30 lbs and 40 lbs, so that's something to consider.

Also, a chain with tacky lube pulls off a sprocket easier than pulling a piece of transparent tape, so I'm not too worried.

I'm not arguing with a man who rides a 40lb bike. You might throw it at me.
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Old 05-29-19, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by KLiNCK View Post

You don't need a bell either! Win-win!!
Going back to this post, a newly-found cycling buddy of mine has just purchased a used mountain bike for the princely sum of 30GBP (= 38USD). His chain looked worse than that out on our first ride together!

Of course, I advised him to purchase a new chain at least, and to oil it every now and then.
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Having been commuting for 10 years as my only form of transportation i have noticed absolutely no difference in any kind of lube regarding chain durability.

I can get about 4000km of a an 8sp chain and 8sp cass. same with 9sp.

I have tried using industrial greases, molykote with oil, motor oil, chain specific industrial lubes, wurth teflon spray. And it all works within 10% of each other.
just spray on some crap and it will last as long as it will imo.
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Old 05-29-19, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by carlos danger View Post
Having been commuting for 10 years as my only form of transportation i have noticed absolutely no difference in any kind of lube regarding chain durability.

I can get about 4000km of a an 8sp chain and 8sp cass. same with 9sp.

I have tried using industrial greases, molykote with oil, motor oil, chain specific industrial lubes, wurth teflon spray. And it all works within 10% of each other.
just spray on some crap and it will last as long as it will imo.
What about the chainrings and cassette? How many miles do you get before replacement?
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Old 05-29-19, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by carlos danger View Post
Having been commuting for 10 years as my only form of transportation i have noticed absolutely no difference in any kind of lube regarding chain durability.

I can get about 4000km of a an 8sp chain and 8sp cass. same with 9sp.

I have tried using industrial greases, molykote with oil, motor oil, chain specific industrial lubes, wurth teflon spray. And it all works within 10% of each other.
just spray on some crap and it will last as long as it will imo.
Wait. Firsthand experience and varied products over time? Informed opinion based on empirical observation? I can almost see the scientific method from here.
GET THEE GONE, HEATHEN! You may return when you've got some proper hearsay.


I've got no real preference either. Just whatever's on hand. Right now I've got three different bottles, all partially full, one of which I can't even find and none of which do I actually remember purchasing:


Of all things bicycle-related, the chain lube debate inspires the most indifference in me.
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Old 05-29-19, 08:49 PM
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I love the smell of napalm Chain-L in the morning!
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Old 05-29-19, 10:02 PM
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I wonder if giving a chain the salt bath nitride treatment would be worthwhile in terms of chain life. Probably not cost effective.
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Old 05-30-19, 09:32 PM
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WD40 before every ride and you're golden. No need for anything else.
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Old 05-31-19, 02:23 AM
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WD40 before every ride and you're golden. No need for anything else.
In my experience, WD40 and Ballistol wear off after 40-50 km. Brunox Turbo Spray is better as far non-chain specific products go.
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