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squeekie chain, lube suggestions????(5 posts)

squeekie chain, lube suggestions????jjtriumph
May 8, 2002 7:59 AM
i have been using pedros ice wax...but it seams that i need to lube before EVERY ride to avoid the squeekies..
saturday after my ride, i cleaned the chain (removed it) very well, lubed with pedros...raced on sunday...monday it was squeeky again...ughghg...suggestions?
i think im single handidly keeping pedros in business with all the shite im buying.

-j
prolinkFender
May 8, 2002 8:30 AM
try ProLink. supposed to be better than all the other stuff on the market. I've been using it for about 3 weeks with no problems. it does get a little dirtier than white lighting, but last longer.
check out www.hi-techbikes.com they can give you the whole explanation on this stuff.\

if that does not work, get a new chain.
Mobil 1 (nm)5ive
May 8, 2002 9:04 AM
re: squeekie chain, lube suggestions????brider
May 8, 2002 9:27 AM
I've use Boelube -- doesn't dry well and atracts dirt. Best I've used is White Lightning, however it does need to be re-applied almost every ride. I remember an article on the wrenches at the Tour, and they said they put new chains on the pro rigs almost every day. If you though lube was expensive...
re: squeekie chain, lube suggestions????Bil Bikie
May 10, 2002 5:01 PM
If it squeeks, toss it and start over with a new lubed chain.

I've been using Tri-Flo for years. Works for me.
I always strip off the gunk that comes on a new chain using citrus and a tooth brush. Let the chain drip dry. Then I place just a drop on every link. After the first couple of rides, wipe off the excess. I go through about three chains in a season (Campy or Sachs).