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Old 11-10-04, 01:39 PM   #1
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Best Lubes for Sub-Zero Riding?

I am trying to avoid problems encountered while riding in sub-zero temps last Winterů 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.

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 tempů. 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   #2
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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.
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