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Best Lubes for Sub-Zero Riding?

Old 11-10-04, 01:39 PM
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Best Lubes for Sub-Zero Riding?

I am trying to avoid problems encountered while riding in sub-zero temps last Winter… specifically cable-related problems with derailers and with braking cables.


Have any of you had experience with the following lube?:

Frabill Sub-Zero Lube - Model 1669
Multi-purpose low temp lubricant designed for use with tip-ups, ice fishing reels and other winter use products. 2 oz. squeeze tube features special applicator tip that makes re-lubing of reels and tip-ups more convenient.
Prevents freeze-up to -60° F.
Water resistant - will not wash off.
Resists cold and moisture in critical
parts of ice fishing gear.

https://www.frabill.com/ice_access.html#subzero

or any other product you can recommend??

This sounds like it might be the ticket but it is a bit expensive for the quantity.

10 degrees below zero and 15 mile riding with 20 mph winds is about my limit (roughly about sub-41) but my cables have been freezing well above what I feel is a do-able Winter temp…. and few people are on the trails at that temp so riding is quite peaceful! Also I commute so don't want my brakes to not be working when I am heading to or from work!
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Old 11-16-04, 11:11 AM
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A bump for you. I need to know as well about some lubes which will work well for very cold and sometimes very wet conditions.
I did find it for $5 here if that helps.
https://www.fish307.com/fish/FrabillTipUps.htm
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