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What kind of chain lube do you use????(25 posts)

What kind of chain lube do you use????md0426
Jul 17, 2002 5:11 AM
Would like to find out what people use for lube on the chains, and other components. I use Pedros Ice Wax, I know that it works well on mountian bikes, and it seems to work well on my road bike, but it also seems to pick up a lot of debris along the way. Let me know your suggestions...

Pedro's Syn Lube...mtnpat
Jul 17, 2002 5:23 AM drop per link/roller. Wipe chain/rings/cassete clean before the next 3-4 rides, removing excess oil.
Prolink on MTB...mtnpat
Jul 17, 2002 6:58 AM
...never found the need for this "dry" type of lube on the road, but I must admit I only ride on fairly new paved scenic parkway type roads. Nothing with city grit and grime.
re: prolink for road; wrenchforce for mtb (nm).pa rider
Jul 17, 2002 5:35 AM
Pro link on the chain ,Tri flow everywhere else (nm)grandemamou
Jul 17, 2002 5:47 AM
Pro link (nm)djg
Jul 17, 2002 5:54 AM
Pro-link nmrwbadley
Jul 17, 2002 6:19 AM
Boeshield T-9 dropper bottle, not spray (nm)Chen2
Jul 17, 2002 6:21 AM
re: What kind of chain lube do you use????Ironbutt
Jul 17, 2002 6:46 AM
Boeshield T-9. Excellent lubricant, incredible corossion protection.
Pro Link (nm)Jekyll
Jul 17, 2002 6:55 AM
re: What kind of chain lube do you use????Sep
Jul 17, 2002 7:01 AM
I use Ice Wax - I'm generally pleased with it, but acknowledge that "my chain will talk to me" during longer rides (75+ miles). On RAMROD, I needed to relube about a third of the way through (100 miles). For the one day STP (a double century) I switched to Pro-link. It worked fine and gave me a nifty "chain ring tatoo" on my right calf! I'm thinking of making it permanent....
Race day chain lube NMtronracer
Jul 17, 2002 7:20 AM
I meant White Lightning (race day) & (self cleaning) NMtronracer
Jul 17, 2002 8:58 AM
White Lightening. nmNo_sprint
Jul 17, 2002 7:31 AM
re: What kind of chain lube do you use????Ironbutt
Jul 17, 2002 7:32 AM
Boeshield T-9. Excellent lubricant, incredible corossion protection.
Prolink. n/mfracisco
Jul 17, 2002 7:54 AM
Pro Link (nm)Turtleherder
Jul 17, 2002 8:06 AM
ProLink on everything!(nm)Bikez
Jul 17, 2002 8:07 AM
"homebrew" on chain; Phil Wood oil elsewhereDaveG
Jul 17, 2002 8:57 AM
I'm using a "homebrew" of 3 parts mineral spirits and 1 part Mobil 1 synthetic oil on the chain. True, it does not have "MFR technology", but its cheap, keeps the chain fairly clean, and does not not require as frequent re-application as wax lubes. Elsewhere on the bike I find Phil Wood tenacious oil to do the job
Slick-n-Dry - Best Stuff I ever usedDoc Hollywood
Jul 17, 2002 9:33 AM
This guy in the Boston, MA area has started his own bike lube company called (I think) Slick Willy Bike Lube (Company?). I bought some of his road lube (Slick-n-Dry) from him at a local race to try it out. After a few rides, I'm convinced it is the best chain lube I have ever used; and I have tried most out there.

It cleans your chain when you put it on, and when you wipe off the excess, your chain is bright, clean and stays that way. It basically feels as if there is no residue on the chain. It's similar to Prolink, but more tenacious. I got 250 miles from the first application and 300 miles out of it so far on my second. My chain is still quiet and very clean. A simple wipe down removes any (minimal) dirt on the chain.

He said some bike shops in the Boston area are selling it now.

Doc Hollywood
Prolink (nm)look271
Jul 17, 2002 9:36 AM
Prolink is by far the bestMootsie
Jul 17, 2002 9:41 AM
Used to use White Lighting...not any longer.
re: What kind of chain lube do you use????clintb
Jul 17, 2002 11:12 AM
Toss up between Prolink and Boeshield T-9.

I will probably do the mineral spirits/Mobil 1 in the future with the addition of Energy Release to the mixture.
Slick 50 One Lube SprayAsphalt Addict
Jul 17, 2002 12:15 PM
Autozone stores have it for $1.99 for 12oz can. Been using for a couple thousand miles and it works well. Previous lube was Krytech.
Poulan Bar & Chain Oilxcandrew
Jul 17, 2002 2:39 PM
$1.99 for a quart. I bought the Pedros Ice Wax on sale before researching lubes and it really sucks. Wax is not a real lube, oil is. It doesn't say much for the product to have to re-lube after every ride... or have the chain start squeaking before the end of a long ride.