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Best chain lube?(9 posts)

Best chain lube?gojoshgo
Apr 4, 2003 8:30 AM
Hey all. I'm in the process of purchasing a new bike and want to make sure I take good care of it. Looking for input on the best chain lube out there: Dumdonde Tech, White Lightning, etc? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
If you do a search for "best chain lube"Bill J Pappas
Apr 4, 2003 8:48 AM the discussions archive, it should answer your question well. This Q has been done to death, the long short of it, either Prolink, or a "homebrew" lube formula!!
I like pedros Ice wax!the bull
Apr 4, 2003 3:10 PM
This stuff cleans up easy and keeps the chain from wearing pretty good!BUT THATS MY OPINION.
RockNRoll Lube Goldgkd
Apr 5, 2003 6:37 AM Seen this stuff introduced at the Quality Bicycle Products Expo back in Feb. All the guys at our shop are wild for it. Try it and you'll never want to go back to anything else
RockNRoll Lube Goldcurlybike
Apr 5, 2003 9:03 AM
I agree completely. I got some and introduced it to my club and all are quite happy with it and the other colors too.
re: Best chain lube?Cornwall
Apr 5, 2003 1:42 PM
Though the subject of chain lubricants may have been exhaustively discussed on this forum in the past, I would like to bring to your attention a totally new semi automatic type of lubrication for bicycle chains developed by SCOTTOILER a Scottish company based in United Kingdom, famous for its motorbike automatic chain lubricating system .
All hitherto lubricants suffer from the same problem and that is that the efficiency of the lubricant very quickly wears off, leaving the chain unprotected and to the increased wearing all of the associated components. Ideally the chain should run in an oil bath, this of course is not practical. Also, because of the associated black mess from frequent oiling of the chain there is a tendency to under lubricate.
Scottoiler have developed THE ACTIVE FLUID SYSTEM this is a clever and innovative blend of mineral oil, special additives and water. Together with a lightweight onboard delivery system. The chain is kept at a optimal state of lubrication at all times and because of the water-based oil, a quick hose down removes any small traces of black residue. Water doesn't wash the oil off, just the mess. A really fantastic clean product.
This oil was tested against other well-known brands of bicycle chain oil by Dr Matthew Kidd of the Heriot Watt University Edinburgh. He found it to have less friction and less wear than the other brands.
Have a look on their site if you are interested,
thats a little much!nmthe bull
Apr 5, 2003 3:07 PM
re: Best chain lube?gybeho
Apr 5, 2003 10:28 PM
Slick WillyDoc Hollywood
Apr 8, 2003 4:39 AM
Like others have said, this topic has been debated since forever. I've have tried them all, but my current favorite is Slick Willy.

They have two flavors, SlickNDry and Slush Armor. The Dry stuff lasts longer than Prolink if it get wets and doesn't attract dirt. I get about 350 miles from an application. A simple wipe down removes any dust or dirt. The Slush Armor is tenacious in wet stuff. I used it on my 'cross bike last winter it was great. I always had a clean chain.

I will never use Ice Wax again. it dissolves in the smallest amount of water and WL is plain crap.

Just another idea.