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What chain lube to use?(6 posts)

What chain lube to use?Low Gear
Jun 6, 2001 4:59 PM

Another newbie question. What kind of chain lube do you guys use? I've used White lightning on my MTB for a couple of years. Works well, but sometimes the wax can be a drag to clean off.

Anything better? Let me know. Thanks.
re: What chain lube to use?MrCelloBoy
Jun 6, 2001 5:11 PM
I use White Lightning also, on all three bikes and all four chains.
It's worked better for me, overall, than TriFlo, WD40, or BoeShield.
Yes the wax buildup is a drag, as is applying it almost every ride, but it keeps the chain "cleaner" overall than the others.
Buy Prolink nowLazyrider
Jun 6, 2001 5:54 PM
I started a discussion about this lube the other day. I cannot describe to you how good it is. I have been riding for over 15 years and this has been the best discovery by far. It lasts forever and keeps the chain dead silent. It apparently has MFR metal friction reducer in it whatever that is. Remember this is a company that did't develop this product for bike chain but rather big commercial equipment and these machines are much more expensive and get a lot more use than anyone's bike will. It is unbelievable but you must thoroughly clean the old crap off your chain, apply this and let sit overnight the first time and then reapplication is easy but this stuff lasts a long time. I tried White Lightening, Pedros, Etc and this stuff is ridiculous. Bicycling magazine rated it #1 and read reviews on this site on it. If someone doesn't find it to be the best they probably didn't apply it correctly. Anyway my opinion
Where do ya get it?likesbikes
Jun 6, 2001 6:38 PM
sounds like good stuff to me...never heard of it though.

where does one look for it at?
Buy Prolink atLazyrider
Jun 6, 2001 10:44 PM
Bikenashbar, that is where i got a 4 ounce bottle for $5 and change. It is great stuff and cheaper than pedros which i used for years. Read the reviews o this site if you haven't and check Bicycling magazine site as well if you have any reservations. I am not hooked into advertising claims but this company has none. It seems to be all word of mouth and I guess they sell the stuff for commercial equipment and bike chains became an alternative revenue channel.
Take care
Pedro's Extra DryJoe B.
Jun 10, 2001 4:11 PM
(Btw, you might want to try Pedro's Ice Wax on the mtb. I find it to be much less gunky than WL, but equally effective at lubricating without stickiness.)

I didn't like Pedro's Extra Dry on the mtb, because it seemed like it just didn't go the distance. I'd get squeaks within a few miles. However, I've enjoyed it quite a bit on the road bike... I lube (each roller individually, run the chain awhile, then wipe) before each ride, and have had no gunking problems. However, since I lube before each ride, I don't know how long to tell you it would last if you didn't want to apply it each time. It takes awhile to dry, though. I get best results if I do it the night before.