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three cheers for silicone!!!!(6 posts)

three cheers for silicone!!!!the bull
Feb 14, 2003 5:18 PM
I use all over the place!
Well almost everywhere!
this stuff is awsome!
ask any mechanic in the automotive industry.
why hasn't this stuff made it into the bike shop yet?
re: three cheers for silicone!!!!Woof the dog
Feb 15, 2003 2:59 AM
you mean regular silicone sealant? where do you use it?

This stuff is cool, but i need to buy a gun thing for the tube i have. And then, I will cover my whole bike in it!

woof the god.
no the spray!!! Also use plege to clean framethe bull
Feb 15, 2003 5:01 AM
I like to use Ice wax on my chain.
I spray a little on the cassette to make shifting smoother.
I also use a small amount to coat the frt derailer inner cage.
I also use plege to "wax frame" it works great!
OH!! HhahahahahaWoof the dog
Feb 15, 2003 6:08 AM
fu(king A man, you got me.

I am like damn, what does he need to seal on his bike?

I am an idiot

Woof the stupid dog.
no the spray!!! Also use plege to clean frameibhim
Feb 15, 2003 5:52 PM
I use it for other things as well, like the rollers and track on the garage door.

This may be cynical but.....

When you put the name "bike" in the title, the $1.50 can at K-mart becomes the $9.99 can half the size at the bike shop. Now they can do that with exotic ingredients (molecular blah blah, white wax, etc) not found in non-bike products, but generic silicone just wouldn't hold the price point. Look at the "Simple Green" product - a sudsing aerosol for bikes, but just the spray is available through other sources.

Honestly, I haven't been that impressed with the staying power of silicone (vs oil or graphite) and wouldn't trust it on my bike.
Syn-grease is the bomb (pedros)the bull
Feb 16, 2003 4:38 AM
If I use a thick grease I like to use the syn-grease.
But for light applications silicone spray is awsome.
ie. see the tire advice posted before I wrote this.
there is no one all be all lube.
But if I did not have a can of silcone spray around I
would feel lonley.