CHAIN LUBE

Which one do you use

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Plum    pirate
19/08/2010 at 20:20

Road bike winter or summer, wet or dry, do you swap over, which do you prefer

Leaves can of worms wide open and retires a safe distance

19/08/2010 at 20:38
I was using Finish Line ceramic - but I've started using Pedro's Road Rage because it's recommended for Ksyrium freehubs so I bought some when mine needed doing and thought I may as well use it on the chain too.    To be honest it's just a lube isn't it - I don't really have a favourite.   
JD.    pirate
19/08/2010 at 20:39

i've never noticed alot of difference between lubes.  i mean they all lube the chain.  if you don't clean your chain alot during winter it'll be ruined regardless of the lube.

JD.
20/08/2010 at 09:17

For my MTB I use the lube I use for my motorbike, it's fairly fluid when applied so penetrates into the rollers nicely and then becomes quite thick and sticky so stays on the chain and not flick off when used.

For the road bike I also use the Finish Line lube.

20/08/2010 at 09:20
JD. wrote (see)

i've never noticed alot of difference between lubes.  i mean they all lube the chain.  if you don't clean your chain alot during winter it'll be ruined regardless of the lube.

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20/08/2010 at 09:26

Interesting... 

I've been using some all purpose lube so far  but need to look for something more bike specific... this one is too liquid and flicks off while cycling, not to mention that it attracts all the crud.

20/08/2010 at 09:48
"not to mention that it attracts all the crud"

I find they all do that irrespective of what you use

in summer I use Finish Line Dry teflon, in winter I use Finish Line Wet - goes on road and MTB. works fine

I have a sample pack of the Green Oil eco lube but haven't tried it yet - must do so next time I clean the chain
20/08/2010 at 10:15

Wet lube for when it's wet

Dry lube for when it's dry!

Wet muddy conditions will wash-off dry lubes and your chain will rust. Dry dusty conditions will cause wet-lube to act as grinding paste.
 

20/08/2010 at 10:18
Sorry - forgot to say..I use the muc off dry lube for dry summer conditions and Pedros Syn Lube Chain Lube MTB & Road Bike 120mlchain lube for wet and in the winter I clean the chain every time I go out.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
22/08/2010 at 12:51
Another vote for Finish Line products.
23/08/2010 at 06:49

K... chain cleaned on my day to day bike .... wow... the little magnet on the chaincleaner had a field day (lots of metal particles) and dry lube applied...and now it's raining ...drats...

Ok now... seeing them mess i made...how does everyone else clean their chain? 

23/08/2010 at 09:10
I take it off, soak it in degreaser, scrub it with Mucoff, wash it off and stick it back on and re-lube - works a treat. and is very easy if you use quicklinks on the chain and is much better than using one of mechanical chaincleaners
LIVERBIRD    pirate
23/08/2010 at 09:22

I get other people to sort my bike!

Why ON EARTH would I do it myself and get oil on my hands?

LIVERBIRD    pirate
23/08/2010 at 09:23
So glad he said chain lube too - I was going to vote for that heated one they sell in Ann Summers...
23/08/2010 at 09:39
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)

I get other people to sort my bike!

Why ON EARTH would I do it myself and get oil on my hands?

I agree I married a mechanic, he does have his uses. Then I can get busy doing my nails etc...

Oh he uses motorbike lube as Gazmeister suggested and a very nicely packaged item called 'Rock and Roll' blue, looks pretty on the shelf.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
23/08/2010 at 09:41

I bought some chain lube at Trentham tri.

No idea what it is. Just quite proud I even bothered. I didn't know you had to oil the chain till Mr Bump told me mine was dry....

23/08/2010 at 10:12
I bought some called 'Squirt' I thought I was being had especially when I saw the price. But OH said it seemed ok.

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