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What chain lube do you use?

Old 06-29-10, 10:50 AM
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What chain lube do you use?

Or mix, for that matter.

I used to use some "dry" finish line lube and the White Lightning wax stuff until they ran out. Now I just use a little spray of tri-flow every other ride or so... call me ignorant, but I don't really notice a difference (ride-wise, at least). It's hella cheaper too.

What do you use?
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White lightning sucks IMO.

I use prolink.

Search will yield tons of similar threads, assuming it's working.
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+1 to datlas i used white lighting once. still have a full bottle and just left it there, i use prolink too. best stuff i have used so far. also have tried some finnishline lube. not as good as prolink
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Mineral spirits mixed with motor oil. May be switching to gear oil though.
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One hit to clean. Wipe. Another hit to lube.
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80w gear oil. Messy but long time between re-lube.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Search will yield tons of similar threads, assuming it's working.
The search function on this forum is useless. You'll have better luck Googling, "bikeforums.net" & "chain lubrication"

I use Tri-Flow as a cleaner, because it's so thin it's great for flushing out the dirty old lube. Then after thoroughly soiling a paper towel and a half-dozen Q-tips, apply a light coat of the thicker Phil Tenacious Oil. Then wipe off the excess and give the chainrings & cassette a quick wipe. I usually do this once a week.
And once a month, I'll remove and detail the cassette and chainrings.
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using a wax based lube on your chain? what the ****.

anyway. this.

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worked for me

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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
"Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms."

Your search is native to your ID and computer.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
White lightning sucks IMO.

I use prolink.

Search will yield tons of similar threads, assuming it's working.
Ditto. Pro Gold's ProLink has worked well for me. Started using it after coming across this comment from Lennard Zinn in Velo News
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Originally Posted by Dr. Banzai View Post
"Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms."

Your search is native to your ID and computer.
sigh

just do an advanced search, check the box that says "thread titles" and put in the words chain lube

91 results.
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who cares about searching. who doesn't enjoy a lube thread?

i am a recent convert to 3:1 spirit to engine oil.

whilst i'm here. i would like to put the boot into white lightning. it sucks.
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General conditions:
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Extreme conditions:
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
sigh

just do an advanced search, check the box that says "thread titles" and put in the words chain lube

91 results.
I know how to search. I'm just pointing out that posting your search results in a thread will not work. Also as voiced by others, the search function here is best left alone. Using google to search the forums is my preferred route. Not all search terms can be entered.

Try searching for "Trasparente" using the forum search and then using google.

So back on topic. I use a chain cleaner with the enviro cleaner. I do this once in a while, say every 5-6 months. Once the chain is clean I lay it on a a $5 hot plate and warm it up a bit along with the metal tin of oil. I then pour the oil on the chain until it drips . Coll, wipe and install. Yes, a new chain is $20 but I'm no sustainability freak either. Why buy a new chain when 30 minutes of your time nets you a silent, clean efficient chain? I also inspect for widening links and tighten accordingly. Same chain for 3 years now. Silent and deadly.
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selective attention

appeal to the people
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Bacon grease. Seriously. try it.
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Bacon grease. Seriously. try it.
And it makes your chain smell yummy too!
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i'm a fan of olive oil. it helps your HDL when you ride.
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I soak my chain in mineral spirits then wipe and let sit awhile, then lube with prolink lube.

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I recently picked up some Pro Gold ProLink after quite some time using Tri Flow. I like it and will continue to use it.
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Dupont Multi-Purpose,
you can get for about 5 bucks at Lowes, and it is good for lots of stuff.

It gets washed off in the wet, and from the reactions I see, it prob wears off
quickly in dusty places.

I'm a big fan.

https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-Perform.../dp/B000GL19TY
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Bacon grease. Seriously. try it.
Cue food pics from Rich....
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