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Chain Lube Recs.(10 posts)

Chain Lube Recs.rdbike
Oct 30, 2003 5:42 AM
I am tired of cleaning my rims off from a wet type lube. What do you guys recommend for a dry wax type on chain. I ride year round 100 plus a week.
over lubing?C-40
Oct 30, 2003 5:53 AM
You must be applying too much of whatever you're using now and/or not wiping the exterior of the chain dry after lubing.

There is a discussion on the subject in the components section. Read my directions for "clean and lube". The 4/1 mixture of mineral spirits and synthetic oil. It's a wet lube, but it leaves only a small amount of oil on the chain, once dry. It should be applied after a ride to allow plenty of drying time before the next ride. One application will easily last a week.
over lubing?rdbike
Oct 30, 2003 6:15 AM
The reason I wanted to go to wax is that it does seem to stay cleaner. My wet lube gives me a black chain and cassette after a couple of rides. Last summer I had enough lube end up down my spokes that the nipples released on a real hot day in July. Over lubing? probably. My new Ciocc came with a wax lube which has done great although the friction coefficient does not seem to be as good as wet.
Nipples releasing is a sign of undertensioningjw25
Oct 31, 2003 10:59 AM
not overlubing.
As for lubes, yes, oil lubes are messier than waxes, but they tend to last longer, especially in nasty conditions.
I've used a bunch of oil and "liquid wax" type lubes, and while they all have their good and bad points, one key is to wipe as much off the surface of the chain as possible.
Lube on the outside of the chain doesn't do anything but collect dirt, so you want to get as much off as you can.
As for lubes, I like Pedros Road Rage for wet rides, and I've just started using Rock n' Roll Gold for dry rides.
Before, I was on Prolink for all rides, but it's a little dirty for me, at least on road.
Road Rage does give you a black chain and cogs, but it cleans off much easier than wax lubes, and lasts longer in ugly conditions.
What wet lube are you using?PEDDLEFOOT
Oct 30, 2003 7:55 AM
I use Prolink.If you use as instructions say and wipe down the chain after each ride you should'nt have any problems under normal conditions.

I use a drop per link and let sit overnight.Then before I ride I'll wipe any excess off.I've never had any of the problems that you had stated.Try this method and you might have better luck.

I used to use White Ligfhtening but found it too hard to clean off.Especially Race Day.That stuff is just plain bad IMO.
What wet lube are you using?rdbike
Oct 30, 2003 8:02 AM
Finish Teflon, my impatience is probably the problem as it is to tempting right before a ride.
Just remember to wipe it off after application. nmSpunout
Oct 30, 2003 8:29 AM
Oct 30, 2003 11:15 AM
I've used it for years. Works good lasts long time, and it has many more uses than my bike. I just don't understand why anybody would use a mineral based wet lube. Yuk, what a mess.
squeak squeak squeak squeak squeak squeak squeakcyclopathic
Oct 30, 2003 11:56 AM
that's why!
My bikes don't squeak. Never have, never willismellcabbage
Oct 30, 2003 12:42 PM
squeak squeak squeak squeak squeak squeak squeak must be yours.