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Apr 5, 2003 1:46 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,
This is the most silly thing I have ever seen!the bull
Apr 5, 2003 4:16 PM
Bet if Lance would strap one on his bike a bunch of people would buy them up!You can hide it in the seat tube!Self lubricating OCLV's!!!
Whattayamean? I bought two for my girlfriendpurplepaul
Apr 5, 2003 4:34 PM
and she doesn't even have a bicycle.
You got her two..but will you need clean between oilings?NASA Noddler
Apr 6, 2003 9:31 AM
Oh no! Now she's high maintenance. nmpurplepaul
Apr 7, 2003 8:58 AM
Too bad there's not a auto-clean system with itNASA Noddler
Apr 8, 2003 3:42 PM
Lance will probably win the tour for sure withAmbishawn
Apr 6, 2003 9:16 PM
his Dura Ace 10 and the Scott oiler on his side. Who needs the postal team to protect you with such a system, you will ride so fast even the sag vehicles wont be able to catch you. Kinda reminds me of Kitt on nightrider, Lance: activate the scott oiler kitt. Kitt: but Lance, are you sure you want to get the yellow jersey in stage 1?
Oh, Brother!!!Alexx
Apr 6, 2003 2:00 PM
Looks like a typically silly British gizmo. Probably doesn't work worth a d@mn, either....
Oh, Brother!!!Hoopes of glory
Apr 9, 2003 1:06 AM
Looks like a typically silly American response. Probably doesn't ride worth a d@amn, either...
might be good if you ride in rain 24 hours straight nmDougSloan
Apr 7, 2003 9:27 AM
Apr 7, 2003 2:31 PM
The M Kidd "tests" were funded by Scottoiler.
Seems like a very sound ideaHoopes of glory
Apr 9, 2003 1:04 AM
I have plenty of long winter rides where I have had to lube along the way, and plenty of times off-road on my CX when out for a day.

I have one on my motorbike - works like a dream - I'll be buying one for sure, so long as they are not silly money. Actually 2 probably, one for the SS winter commuter (one less thing to worry about)and one for off-road.