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Chainlube Alternatives(6 posts)

Chainlube AlternativesPEDDLEFOOT
Jun 17, 2002 10:06 AM
Has anyone had any luck using a motoroil additive for chain lube.I've heard about this but never tried it myself.Let me know what might work if any.
teflon coated chain from colorado cyclistcyclinseth
Jun 17, 2002 10:38 AM
re: Chainlube Alternativespinarello
Jun 17, 2002 11:17 AM
Additives only work for there specific intended use. Detergents are additives and they take away from the oils lubricating abilities but work in gas engines because they will keep (suspend)harmful carbon from destroying an engine. I would look into a non detergent oil and clean your chain regulary. Transmission oil is high in detergents but very low in viscosity. You could say less drag, and also it does mix somewhat with water so you could clean it off. But it seems to attract dirt. What you should look at is something that is Dielectric. Does not attract dirt. A product I use and like because of this property is called Corrison-X. Yes it does have some additives but it's abbility to be dielectric put's this product right where I like it. There where two bicycle companies that tested this product and liked it so much that they wanted to put there name on it. Company would not allow that. Please don't quote me and maybe the rep will tell you. But if your nice and tell them your with a big bike club then you might be able to get a sample out of them. I did. Http:// Rep. Catapult
re: Chainlube AlternativesMisJG
Jun 17, 2002 11:44 AM
"What you should look at is something that is Dielectric.
Does not attract dirt."

Dielectric n. A nonconductor of electricity.
re: Chainlube Alternativespinarello
Jun 17, 2002 1:07 PM
And doesn't dust etc. have positive ions. Catapult
re: Chainlube AlternativesJimP
Jun 17, 2002 12:14 PM
I use a hot-wax that was sold by Performance several years ago called TuffWax. This is mostly parafin but has an additive that looks and smells like Marvel Mystery Oil. The MM Oil is a synthetic oil that doesn't attract dirt. I have added some MM Oil to my batch of TuffWax to add more lubricant. This seems to work well with the naptha in a chain-box for cleaning.