Another Lube Thread

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby Shred11 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:45 pm

An update on the Dumonde chain lube.

The first application lasted for about 300km on my MTB chain. I've just lubed it again after another 615km. The chain didn't really need doing, since it was only just getting a slight buzz to it, but it seemed unnatural to have gone for this long with no attention. That 615+ km includes quite a few commutes on wet, gritty roads and a few rides on MTB tracks in mud and slush. Am very impressed with it.

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby Comedian » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:06 am

Shred11 wrote:An update on the Dumonde chain lube.

The first application lasted for about 300km on my MTB chain. I've just lubed it again after another 615km. The chain didn't really need doing, since it was only just getting a slight buzz to it, but it seemed unnatural to have gone for this long with no attention. That 615+ km includes quite a few commutes on wet, gritty roads and a few rides on MTB tracks in mud and slush. Am very impressed with it.

Thank you for sharing the update. That very much mirrors my experience.

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby 4 1 3 0 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:49 am

I came across a dry lube stick lately and thought it may be good to run along underneath edge of the chain, specially in very wet weathers.
http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Produc ... t-27g/1091
I have left the link here for all to have a look.

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby eeksll » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:35 pm

4 1 3 0 wrote:I came across a dry lube stick lately and thought it may be good to run along underneath edge of the chain, specially in very wet weathers.
http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Produc ... t-27g/1091
I have left the link here for all to have a look.


I do not think a solid lube would get to where it needs to get to (i.e. inside the chain rollers)

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby Mububban » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:48 pm

After cleaning my bike after this morning’s soggy group ride, I decided to try the TF2 Extreme Wet Lubricant I got in a cleaning kit from I think Anaconda. Seemed okay when applied slowly moving the chain, gloopier than the Muc-Off lube I normally use. But when I gave it a spin it looked like a cotton candy machine. Gooey stringy threads stretched between the big ring and the chain, spraying the chain stays and my wheel rim with tiny droplets (luckily I don’t think any got on my rear disc rotor).
I used a rag to wipe off as much as I could. I’d done my usual “one small drop per roller” method which hasn’t caused problems with any other lube I’ve used before.
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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby 4 1 3 0 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:30 pm

Yep i used to use the Rock n Roll lube either dry or wet lube and another of that same sort of another name that i cant remember off hand. Anyway i got that later on at Sports A Mart.
http://www.amartsports.com.au/Product/W ... nuFrom=704
Actually i think this is the link?

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby edsa » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:28 pm

4 1 3 0 wrote:I came across a dry lube stick lately and thought it may be good to run along underneath edge of the chain, specially in very wet weathers.
http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Produc ... t-27g/1091
I have left the link here for all to have a look.

It's solid parafin wax with a bit of parafin oil, http://www.goss.com.au/products/15 use a household candle. :D a lot less than $3.99 per stick.
But as others have said, you wont get it to where it needs to be, unless you melt it.. that's covered in another thread.

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:16 pm

+1 for Finish Line dry. The only thing I do differently is that I have the Park Tool chain cleaner:

http://www.parktool.com/product/chain-g ... tem-cg-2-2

Works really well.
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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby tomee » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:20 am

my two favourites that im using at the moment

Morgan Blue Race oil
Morgan Blue Extra dry lube

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby kb » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:14 pm

tomee wrote:my two favourites that im using at the moment

Morgan Blue Race oil
Morgan Blue Extra dry lube

The race oil is my current favourite for feel. Gets dirty quickly though.
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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby Mububban » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:56 pm

4 1 3 0 wrote:Yep i used to use the Rock n Roll lube either dry or wet lube and another of that same sort of another name that i cant remember off hand. Anyway i got that later on at Sports A Mart.
http://www.amartsports.com.au/Product/W ... nuFrom=704
Actually i think this is the link?


That is the bottle of gloop that produced those gummy strands all over my bike. I put on the smallest drop per link that I could, it's not like I smothered it everywhere.
I've only done one commute since wiping off the excess lube. Things ran nice and quiet and smooth at least.
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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby Bunged Knee » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:32 pm

Had anyone used the new Smoove lube yet? It had been developed from South Africa,and sell for $25.

http://www.leadoutsports.com/smoovelube

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby jackthelad » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:55 pm

Squirt lube, i bought a 500ml bottle, had it for a few years now
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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby Nate » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:15 pm

Testing a new super dooper magic DIY loob at the moment...
the Auto trans fluid has worked really well to date - but its a little too thin... found a solution & testing.

updates to come!

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby Neddysmith » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:33 pm

What are everyone thoughts on INOX silicone spray?

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby jackthelad » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:21 pm

Neddysmith wrote:What are everyone thoughts on INOX silicone spray?


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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby Neddysmith » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:44 am

Cheers, guess that answers that then, hahaha

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby Duck! » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:19 pm

I'd use it on gear & brake cables, but that's about it.....
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby uart » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:32 pm

Neddysmith wrote:What are everyone thoughts on INOX silicone spray?


I use the Lanox one (containing lanolin) instead. It's quite a good general lube for cables and such, and in a pinch it will do reasonable job on the chain too.

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby as7431 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:02 am

Where does one buy there Dumonde chain lube? Ones I have found wanted more for shipping than the cost of the lube

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby Comedian » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:28 pm

as7431 wrote:Where does one buy there Dumonde chain lube? Ones I have found wanted more for shipping than the cost of the lube

It's a bit difficult that. :o I've generally bought a few bottles (friends who try it are converted). :shock: Given it lasts so darn long, and you use such a small amount a single bottle should last 1-2 years even if you ride a lot.

These are the two suppliers I've used.

https://shop.mylifeatspeed.com/product/dumonde-tech-pro-x-lite-chain-lube/

http://www.artscyclery.com/Dumonde_Tech_Pro_X_Lite_BCL_Chain_Lube_4oz/descpage-DMTPXLBCL4.html

Interestingly.. an Australian company who I had discussions with appear to have tried to do a dumonde. From what I've read - it sounds like they've tried to do the same thing and are claiming similar results. I would be interested to give it a go. I've bought two bottles of Dumonde for myself last year, so when I've used them up I'll give it a try. Might not be till 2021 till I report. :shock:

http://www.ridemechanic.com.au/index.php/products/bike-syrup

    Enables a very quiet drivetrain - stealth mode.
    Incorporates cushioning extreme pressure additives which coat the metal surfaces reducing metal-metal wear.
    Leaves a protective fluid coating on the inside and outside surfaces of the chain rollers, pins and plates.
    Use a small amount - one drop on every 3-6 rollers.
    Long lasting - up to 1000km or several weeks.
    Preferred by long distance road and commuter cyclists.
    Non-hazardous for easier transport and storage.
    Proudly created and made in Australia.

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Re: Another Lube Thread

Postby Nate » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:43 pm

Nate wrote:Testing a new super dooper magic DIY loob at the moment...
the Auto trans fluid has worked really well to date - but its a little too thin... found a solution & testing.
updates to come!


update - working INCREDIBLY well!
still super quiet & very very clean on the chain.

Will keep monitoring - as i'm just about to change out the groupset for wear!

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