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best chain lube?

Old 04-08-05, 09:44 PM
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best chain lube?

What chain lube do you guys think is the best. I use white lighting, that stuff any good?

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Old 04-08-05, 09:46 PM
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Yeah, I hear it's good. I have gotten kind of stuck on Tri-Flow myself. I use it for everything and have had no problems yet.
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Started out using WL but didn't like it. Pro Link is the best in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by Patriot
Yeah, I hear it's good. I have gotten kind of stuck on Tri-Flow myself. I use it for everything and have had no problems yet.
Tri-Flow, even though I don't use it on my bike, is really good stuff. I used it to lube my air rifle since it's one of the first few out there that won't harm rubber. In bigger bottles, they're also used to lube marine engines (I'm originally a Floridian...) Very versatile stuff.
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prolink, or tri-flow. depending on where i am when i remember to lube my chain. i haven't really noticed any difference between the two, performance-wise.
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Old 04-08-05, 11:23 PM
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I've found Pro Link to be the best I've ever tried. Smells a little funny, but does a great job.
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I used tri-flow for years, but last year tried dry lube, Finish Line Teflon Plus, and I think I prefer it. It doesn't pick up the grit the way tri-flow does.

Just make sure you use SOMETHING. I'm amazed at how many high-end bikes I've seen lately with squeaky chains.
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Old 04-09-05, 09:53 AM
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Hey, Moosrider . . .

No offense, but may I make a two part suggestion??

1) Let this thread die
2) Use the BikeForums "Search" feature and look up chain lubes.

If you're new here, then you don't know this, but--on every bike discussion forum--chain lubes and chain cleaning have been discussed to death. Everybody has their favorites. It's a bit like religion and politics.

I think you'll get more, and better, information by reading what's already been written, then bringing up *specific questions*, if any, in a new thread.

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Originally Posted by neil0502
Hey, Moosrider . . .

No offense, but may I make a two part suggestion??

1) Let this thread die
2) Use the BikeForums "Search" feature and look up chain lubes.

If you're new here, then you don't know this, but--on every bike discussion forum--chain lubes and chain cleaning have been discussed to death. Everybody has their favorites. It's a bit like religion and politics.

I think you'll get more, and better, information by reading what's already been written, then bringing up *specific questions*, if any, in a new thread.

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Originally Posted by Miracle Whip
Your a funny guy, noob. That "Senior Member" lable doesn't mean jack.

Not sure what you mean here, though I do appreciate your antagonistic tone.

I've suggested a sticky for these forums that allow people to readily view the thousands of disparate opinions about chain lube and cleaning, but the fact that it comes up so frequently

a) adds "clutter" to the forum
b) rarely introduces anything new to the discussion
c) probably dilutes the information that the poster seeks. If you think about it, you might be willing to lay all of your points out in a thorough and comprehensive manner *once*, but after that, the responses dwindle to terse ones (e.g., "triflow", "prolink", etc.). I would argue that those answers don't give a new poster much information at all, and that they would be better served digging through the forum a bit to find the lengthier discussions where people supported their opinions better.

Thanks again for the unprovoked shots.
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your squabbles aside, the answer is what it always is when it comes to the "what's the best?" question. Campagnolo my friends, namely campy superlative chain lube. Awesome.
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Pedros has a great line of products.. I use their extra dry lube.. good stuff..
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Originally Posted by neil0502
Hey, Moosrider . . .

No offense, but may I make a two part suggestion??

1) Let this thread die
2) Use the BikeForums "Search" feature and look up chain lubes.
Atleast 75% of the stuff discussed on here could be found through the search engine. Where's the fun in that?

So, uhh, is aluminum better than steel?
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Old 04-09-05, 10:05 PM
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white lightening is OK if you ride in warm dry weather

it doesn't work for anyone in the midwest - below 40F and it stops working and I'm not too fond of the "self-cleaning". More like digusting wax falling off.
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Old 04-10-05, 03:59 AM
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I used to use White Lightening on my moutain bikes but would develop rust even after several coats of W L.
Now I use Finish Line.
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Old 04-10-05, 05:04 AM
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I'm gonna try Marvel Mystery Oil , I remember using it for pnuematic guns where dirt is a big no no ,will let you know.
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Was at my LBS yesterday and saw a cheapo go by. Asked bike guy, was that a mouse that just went by??Squeakers! lol
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I want to thank you fro bringing this subject up. No one ever talks about chain lube on these fora..
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Heat up a pan of Pure Lard, fry your chain in it, the heat will molecularly bond the fat to your chain
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Originally Posted by ShinyBaldy
white lightening is OK if you ride in warm dry weather

it doesn't work for anyone in the midwest - below 40F and it stops working and I'm not too fond of the "self-cleaning". More like digusting wax falling off.
????

I use it year round including sub 20F weather and it's fine. Just apply it inside the house or shop where it's warm. Once it's on the chain the temp doesn't affect it.
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I use Dupont Teflon Dry Lube which costs about $4 at Lowes.
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Originally Posted by Kabloink
I use Dupont Teflon Dry Lube which costs about $4 at Lowes.
I use this too... I like it just as much as prolink. I am pretty fastidious about my chain being clean and lubed, so I tend to want to save $$ on dry lube. As an aside, it has i nice cap that has a little injection molded space to clip the straw in so you don't lose it; or you don't have to tape it on the can.
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Originally Posted by moosrider
What chain lube do you guys think is the best. I use white lighting, that stuff any good?

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