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Lube Love Affairs

Old 06-09-20, 08:46 AM
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Lube Love Affairs

We all go through it, right? We get a new one and it is the best thing since sliced bread.

I tried a new one called Smoove and after a month I think this is a keeper. I was using R&R Gold.

$15 buck for a big bottle. Really nice stuff.
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Old 06-09-20, 08:53 AM
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Do not google "lube love affairs" from a work computer.....

After trying a couple of the ungodly expensive "$8 for 2 oz" lubes, chain saw bar oil, home-made motor oil mix, I'm currently using plain ol' 3-in-1 from the big box store. It gets dirty quickly, but it's cheap and always there, and I rotate chains every ~500 miles, so lube doesn't get to spend a huge time on the chain anyway before it's all washed off and freshly applied. I'm planning a drivetrain overhaul in a few months - new crankset, cassette, chains - so I'm thinking of trying wax this time.
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Old 06-09-20, 10:09 AM
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Not another one...

Please.
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I must say that I love DrIsotope 's wax formula. I'm getting 800 to 1,000 miles from a single application. So, basically I change one chain a month. It's far and away cleaner and more effective than any of the several chain lube I've tried.
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Old 06-09-20, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
I tried a new one called Smoove and after a month I think this is a keeper. I was using R&R Gold.
What a coincidence! Same here! :-)
I do like Rock & Roll Gold but Smoove is way cleaner and seem to last longer.
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Old 06-09-20, 11:50 AM
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NFS is the best chain lube. Period. Fact. I only wave at people who use it, unless they are wearing headphones.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
NFS is the best chain lube. Period. Fact. I only wave at people who use it, unless they are wearing headphones.

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Is that even a lubricant, or is just a water displacer?
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Lube Love Affairs


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Old 06-09-20, 05:49 PM
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All I use now is Rock N Roll Absolute Dry, I'm even now using it on the touring bike because it holds up just as well in the rain as Rock N Roll Gold, but it keeps my driveline quieter! I have to relube my touring bike on the road anyways, so I might as well use what works the best that I found so far. I use to try one lube then try another and another, but now I'm so content I'm afraid to try something else. I only pay $10 for a bottle where I live.
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Old 06-09-20, 10:05 PM
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I am such a scoundrel. I fall in love with a lube, but then after a while, I start to look around for something better.
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Old 06-10-20, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
Is that even a lubricant, or is just a water displacer?
It's a lube. A few drops last\s a long time.
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Lube Love Affairs


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Old 06-10-20, 05:11 AM
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I used melted wax in a crock pot for a couple of years but misplaced my crock pot and bars of Gulf wax in February when I was moving out all the furniture to replace the flooring. So I grabbed some Rock 'n' Roll Absolute Dry and liked it. Used it all up in a couple of months -- doesn't last long when used as directed and it appears to be mostly naphtha with a little PTFE powder.

Now I'm trying Rock 'n' Roll Gold, which appears to be the same thing but with a little oil. It lasts longer per application. Runs a bit dirtier but still cleans up more easily than most wet lubes.

I'll probably go back to wax whenever I get around to unpacking all those cartons I threw together back in February.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
NFS is the best chain lube. Period. Fact. I only wave at people who use it, unless they are wearing headphones
I have just begun to use NFS. Previously used ProLink Gold, a three-pack lasted for 10 years. I bought the NFS after reading about it on CyclingTips.com. Feels very nice on the fingertips; silky. Does the job. I feel good about it, but I can't really tell if it's better than anything else. 2 oz. bottle will last for a long time.

Oh, wait, Indy, are you being sarcastical?
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Lube...Love...Affairs. I'm gonna let this one go by.
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Lube Love Affairs
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I've recently started using Squirt wax Dry Lube, has been a succes so far. No dirty legs or hands when cleaning and lubrication still seems to be very good after first application
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Today I cleaned my chain saws. The idea that chainsaw bar oil would make a good bicycle chain lube is questionable. I use nice high-grade Stihl bar oil, but this isn't exactly tidy.

I wonder if I could use paraffin on my chain saws?
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Lube Love Affairs


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It's the yeast we could do.
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