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What are folks using for lube these days?(16 posts)

What are folks using for lube these days?Old_school_nik
Aug 15, 2002 11:03 AM
Someone recently asked about chain cleaning and in all the responses people just said "and use your prederred lube after cleaning" - so I wonder what are people lubing their chains with these days? White Lightening? Finish line? Wax? Triflow?

Thanks,

Niko
Boeshield. (nm)gogene
Aug 15, 2002 11:57 AM
Second the Boeshield. Lasts all week rain or shine. (nm)Quack
Aug 15, 2002 11:59 AM
Second the Boeshield. Lasts all week rain or shine. (nm)clintb
Aug 16, 2002 6:03 AM
Third the Boeshield. Did a 100K in the rain and it lasted the entire time.
Prolink.nmgetoffmywheel
Aug 15, 2002 12:51 PM
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Boeshield T-9, dropper bottle, not spray. (nm)Chen2
Aug 15, 2002 1:09 PM
Rock N Roll Gold LubeJBF
Aug 15, 2002 1:23 PM
You got to try this stuff. It's amazing. I prefer it over all the brands listed in this string. It seems to last forever and it is super clean. My chain shines and I think that makes my bike look good. I heard about it from some mountain bikers in my area. Go to rocklube.com to see their site.
You can get it at www.behindthebars.com n/mcurlybike
Aug 15, 2002 1:30 PM
I second the Rock n Roll Gold lube (nm)DY
Aug 16, 2002 3:42 PM
ProLinkKerry
Aug 15, 2002 4:48 PM
Assuming we're talking road riding, use the following technique for successful ProLink application and use:
1 - wipe the chain, cogs, pulleys, and chainrings clean with a rag.
2 - sluice on ProLink while pedaling (forward is better) so that the chain starts to drip lube. Aim the lube between the side plates and between the bushings and the side plates.
3 - run through all the gears several times, front and back.
4 - wipe the chain, cogs, pulleys, and chainrings clean with a rag.
5 - repeat 2-4 if the chain was really dirty

If you do this every 300 miles or so, you will not get any significant gunky buildup, and you won't have to clean the chain.
homebrewDaveG
Aug 15, 2002 4:53 PM
one part Mobil 1; 3 parts odorless mineral spirits. Doesn't have Metal Friction Reducing technology but still seems to work pretty well. I gave up on dry lubes such as White Lightning - they require too much attention and gunk up badly.
DittoDINOSAUR
Aug 16, 2002 7:44 AM
Use 1:5 formula. I have enough oil available from the days I used to change the oil in my car. Mineral spirits are always on hand in the summer when I am treating my redwood decks. I wipe chain down after each ride and apply light coat of homebrew. I make a batch that lasts about a year and apply it with a small copper oil can. Don't think it makes a difference what you use as long as you keep it clean and lubricated....
1 to 4 ratio for me -- working just fine (nm)maximum15
Aug 16, 2002 8:38 AM
Prolink ===> cleans and lubes all in one step .... nmJohnG
Aug 16, 2002 7:36 AM
ProLink works for me!(nm)Bikez
Aug 18, 2002 7:19 AM
Finish Line Teflon on roadie, cross country on 'cross [nm]Velocipedio
Aug 18, 2002 11:07 AM