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Old 03-23-07, 07:23 PM
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Lube

Does anyone have a good lube suggestion. I don't want to spend too much money but I want something good I can get at Canadian Tire or my LBS
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Old 03-23-07, 07:29 PM
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I use finish line dry lube. Lube isnt really expensive, just go out and buy some.
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Old 03-23-07, 07:34 PM
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I was just wondering wether it makes a difference depending on type of bikes and usage
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Old 03-23-07, 07:34 PM
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I was looking at Purple Extreme on the internet. I can get that locally
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Old 03-23-07, 07:37 PM
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And it has to be avaliable in Southern Ontario. Im not crossing the border for lube
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Old 03-23-07, 07:40 PM
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Old 03-23-07, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by RyanReid
I was looking at Purple Extreme on the internet. I can get that locally
Do you have a Mountain Equipment Coop close to you? Where in Canada you located? MEC sells a few types at a good price. I buy my White Lightening from them. Can't find the White Lightening online but did find Triflow.

Here you go 60mL Triflow for $3.50.



Edit: Just saw you're in Southern Ontario. Get yourself to the Toronto MEC.
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Yeah, get some Tri-flow.
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Old 03-23-07, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by santiago
Do you have a Mountain Equipment Coop close to you? Where in Canada you located? MEC sells a few types at a good price. I buy my White Lightening from them. Can't find the White Lightening online but did find Triflow.

Here you go 60mL Triflow for $3.50.



Edit: Just saw you're in Southern Ontario. Get yourself to the Toronto MEC.
whats sad is the bike shop by me charge about 12$ for some try flow!
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Old 03-23-07, 08:30 PM
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I use Tri-Flow.
They sell it in larger aerosol cans at the local sporting goods stores for not much money too.
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Old 03-23-07, 08:57 PM
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Crack an egg over the chain before every ride. Your probably buying eggs for food already, so you save some jing right there. I once bought eggs in a Toronto grocery store, along with aspirin and steak sauce, so no border issues.
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I use prolink.. it does ok for me
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KY warming gel works wonders.
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Originally Posted by Jameson
Crack an egg over the chain before every ride. Your probably buying eggs for food already, so you save some jing right there. I once bought eggs in a Toronto grocery store, along with aspirin and steak sauce, so no border issues.
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I use some White Lightning for my roadie and some crap from Advance Auto Parts (probably for motorcycles?) on my mtb. It doesn't matter. I have to wipe it down after every ride anyways, might as well go cheap (on my mtb at least).
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Originally Posted by RyanReid
I was looking at Purple Extreme on the internet. I can get that locally
The Purple is good stuff. Just remember that dry lubes go on "wet" with a carrier. You are meant to put it on and leave it there for a while for the carrier to evaporate.

What is probably MORE important is making sure you wash the gunk out of your chain every once and a while. A chain cleaning machine does a good job at this. Use dish-soap and water. Then rinse that out with isopropyl alcohol. That will drive out the water and keep things from rusting, plus it evaporates faster then water. Then lube and let sit overnight (or an hour or so). Remember to place a single drop on every link in your chain.

Whatever you do .. DO NOT buy spray on lube. It puts lube in the wrong places (like disc brakes), the ONLY place lube is needed is inside the rollers.
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Originally Posted by willtsmith_nwi
The Purple is good stuff. Just remember that dry lubes go on "wet" with a carrier. You are meant to put it on and leave it there for a while for the carrier to evaporate.

What is probably MORE important is making sure you wash the gunk out of your chain every once and a while. A chain cleaning machine does a good job at this. Use dish-soap and water. Then rinse that out with isopropyl alcohol. That will drive out the water and keep things from rusting, plus it evaporates faster then water. Then lube and let sit overnight (or an hour or so). Remember to place a single drop on every link in your chain.

Whatever you do .. DO NOT buy spray on lube. It puts lube in the wrong places (like disc brakes), the ONLY place lube is needed is inside the rollers.
wow.

you really go all out on your chains.
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Old 03-25-07, 03:48 AM
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Remember to place a single drop on every link in your chain.
What do you do for half links?

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That is one nasty looking crank.
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Speaking of lubes, don't you need to use different types for the chain, brakes, and cables. Is that what Triflow's for? - a three in one or something?
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As for lube de l'oeuf I've found it's very important to not get any shell in the chain. Also, whishking the egg until it's frothy lets air into the mixture which of course aids in the water repelling properties of the yolk. The important thing is to experiment and see what works best for your riding style.

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For chain lube, you could mix 1 part synthetic motor oil to 3 parts odorless mineral spirits. Those two items should be available wherevery you live!
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Originally Posted by FreeRidin'
KY warming gel works wonders.
Damn. Beat me to it. I gotta be more on top of these "how do I lube my chain" threads.
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