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Lube Subtitute(6 posts)

Lube SubtituteLone Gunman
Aug 29, 2001 1:56 PM
I was out for a ride today and in one of the little towns I go through they have a mom and pop hardware store in the middle of farm country. They MUST be well stocked to stay in biz, and the store has been open a long time. I went in and asked if they have any boeshield T-9. "Never heard of it". What do you have in lubes? They showed me the shelf and ran across a product called Super Lube? by Permatex the makers of Loctite. A lubricant that has teflon in it that claims to last 4x's longer than regular non teflon lubes. Designed for machinery @ $5.00 a large size paint can. I am always looking for the generic equivalent substitute, I have found that anything that has bicycle attached to it's name is a license to increase the price of an item by 25 to 100 percent, especially clothing. Anyone ever try or use this type of lubricant?
It will work...C-40
Aug 29, 2001 2:10 PM
I've used this type of product, specifically Liquid Wrench Super Lube with teflon. I works fine if it's applied frequently and the chain wiped thoroughly with a dry paper towel to remove the excess.

Personally, I prefer "clean and lube" the homemade mixture of 4-5 parts mineral spirits to 1 part synthetic motor oil.
It will work...Lone Gunman
Aug 29, 2001 3:57 PM
Here we go again, how often is often? I have been using Krytech drip lube, I like the clean part of it's properties low fling off characteristic and have been putting it on about every 2-300 miles or so depending upon conditions. Only reason I am looking at something different is noticed the wax build up on the pullies. (wouldn't life be simple if that were all I had to think or worry about, wax build up on my pullies.)
But what....?4bykn
Aug 30, 2001 7:51 AM
What do you use as an applicator? Do you get an oil can at the hardware store? Also I've seen the mix ratio as being anywhere from 1part Syn oil to 3, 4 or 5 parts mineral spirits. Is any ratio better than the others? I'd think that with 1:3 the mineral spirits would evaporate quicker, but would it then be thin enough to get into the links?
use a prolink bottle...C-40
Aug 30, 2001 2:07 PM
After I figured out that prolink was nothing but mineral spirits and oil, I dumped it into the mix, and now use the old bottles as applicators.

Using more mineral spirits just leaves less oil behind and runs cleaner. I've used up to 6 parts. This mix was real clean, but won't last as long. Any mixture will be thin enough to go where it's needed.

I never try to see how long I can go without relubing. I lube once a week, which is usually 120 miles or less. It only takes about 5 minutes.
Cool, thanks.......nm4bykn
Aug 30, 2001 10:58 PM