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Carrying small amounts of chain oil?

Old 11-13-19, 01:57 PM
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Carrying small amounts of chain oil?

Any good way of carrying small amounts of chain oil for bikepacking - maybe enough for two lubes?
Any commercial source of very small oils?
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REI sells small bottles with a squirt cap. https://www.rei.com/search?q=small+storage+bottles
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Some brands of chain lube, such as Finish Line is also available in a 2 oz bottle.
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I packed a complete additional chain for PBP 2015. I figured that if the chain I was riding got damaged, I probably wouldn't be in the best state to work a chain-breaker anyway, so I would just pop a good chain on instead. It was an option in case my chain started to squeak, too.

Thankfully I didn't need it, and now I can't remember if it actually made it into my handlebar bag. My bike got rained on at Dreux, and sprinkled on the rest of the way back to SQY. Even after more than 1200k, my chain didn't squeak, so I continued riding it when I got back home. Three cheers for Chain-L!
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I used to carry a progold luber pen on multi-day rides with rain in the forecast. Put it in a ziplock because it leaks a little in a bike bag. Now that I wax my chains I carry a 15ml bottle of squirt. I've used either one a only few times.
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Flectr Lubri Disc, perhaps? Comes in a nifty tin, use the lube of your choice, no mess.
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
Some brands of chain lube, such as Finish Line is also available in a 2 oz bottle.
I carry a small bottle of finish line and a pair of gloves, find a gas station with paper towels and do the chain at around about 300km.
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Originally Posted by tomgdaly View Post
Any good way of carrying small amounts of chain oil for bikepacking - maybe enough for two lubes?
Any commercial source of very small oils?
I just pour a little of the oil I want to use in an old sewing machine oil can.

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I just carry my bottle of NFS in a zip lock bag. It's a bit expensive for that, but I haven't felt like looking for another bottle to put a smaller amount in
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I have seen some lubes offered in single serving sample packs where you just tear off the top pf the packet and use it. Also the small bottle of NFS can't be more than 20 grams I'd figure...
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Squirt comes in half ounce bottles. If it got any smaller you wouldn't be able to find it.

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I use old eye drop containers to carry chain oil on long rides. I've never needed eye drops, so I have to buy a new bottle and dump out the contents and clean it. Some bottles are easier to open and re-fill than others.
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This is the best option I've come across. It's eye-drop bottle but the label was gone. This weighs just 9 gms.
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Originally Posted by tomgdaly View Post
Any good way of carrying small amounts of chain oil for bikepacking - maybe enough for two lubes?
Any commercial source of very small oils?
Could send you an empty 2.5ml dropper that my Latanoprost comes in. https://www.google.com/search?client...&q=latanoprost

About 1/3 smaller dropper than tomgdaly shows in photo. Top of cap is where the bottom of white cap is in photo.
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