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Re: lube lube lube

Postby exadios » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:53 pm

WD40.

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Thoglette » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:25 pm

MODS: Given that the OP was too lazy to use the search, can we have this merged into Type of Chain Lubricants (Polls) or at least moved to The Shed, where it belongs
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Re: lube lube lube

Postby tallywhacker » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:30 am

McCulloch Chain and Bar Oil. $10 a litre from bunnings.

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Greg@home » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:16 pm

R&R Gold..on the chain
Tri-flow everwhere else ..Free hub. cables
and Phill wood on the bearings

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Thoglette » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:38 pm

To restate what I've already said: sensible chains with quick-releases - hot wax. Silly, weak (10sp) chains - squirt.
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Re: lube lube lube

Postby mitzikatzi » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:30 pm

Thoglette wrote:To restate what I've already said: sensible chains with quick-releases - hot wax. Silly, weak (10sp) chains - squirt.


I like the hot wax to clean my chain occasionally to make me feel good. It is also a good way to condition a new chain. Squirt in between.

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby BugsBunny » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:28 am

I have both the Wet and Dry lubes from Muc Off. The wet version I found to pick up HEAPS of crud after just one short ride - even when riding in dry conditions.

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Duck! » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:21 pm

BugsBunny wrote: The wet version I found to pick up HEAPS of crud after just one short ride - even when riding in dry conditions.

That's exactly why wet lubes are not recommended for dry conditions.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby BugsBunny » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:25 pm

Yes I know now Duck.

When I bought it originally I was a total newbie. And the LBS said both were fine. In retrospect not a good choice for riding in dry weather.

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby tomee » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:27 am

I've tried all Muc-off's ceramic lubes and even the team sky hydrodynamic. They were utterly crap, they all thinned out and made my drive train noisy after 30 minutes.
Cleaning was another problem as it flung everywhere even after wiping down.

Morgan Blue is my fav now.

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Robinho » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:32 am

tomee wrote:I've tried all Muc-off's ceramic lubes and even the team sky hydrodynamic. They were utterly crap, they all thinned out and made my drive train noisy after 30 minutes.
Cleaning was another problem as it flung everywhere even after wiping down.

Morgan Blue is my fav now.

With the muc off, did you apply and then ride? The key with that stuff is to apply fairly liberally and then leave (overnight is best). When it is dry it stays put and I find is good for a couple of weeks of daily commuting at least, in dry conditions. If you rode straight away not surprised it disappeared

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby tomee » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:33 am

Robinho wrote:
tomee wrote:I've tried all Muc-off's ceramic lubes and even the team sky hydrodynamic. They were utterly crap, they all thinned out and made my drive train noisy after 30 minutes.
Cleaning was another problem as it flung everywhere even after wiping down.

Morgan Blue is my fav now.

With the muc off, did you apply and then ride? The key with that stuff is to apply fairly liberally and then leave (overnight is best). When it is dry it stays put and I find is good for a couple of weeks of daily commuting at least, in dry conditions. If you rode straight away not surprised it disappeared


always apply the night before a ride

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Comedian » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:49 am

tomee wrote:I've tried all Muc-off's ceramic lubes and even the team sky hydrodynamic. They were utterly crap, they all thinned out and made my drive train noisy after 30 minutes.
Cleaning was another problem as it flung everywhere even after wiping down.

Morgan Blue is my fav now.


My updated favourite list is... I'm sure I've been through more but these are the ones I can remember now.. The first three are all 500k+ lubes and are used very sparingly. 4-8 are 200k ish. 9 was about 50k before needing re-doing but it did smell nice.

1. Dumonde
2. Motorex dry/wet.
3. Morgan blue race.
A really big gap..
4. Rock and roll. (you use a lot when applied as directed)
5. Park tools.
6. Purple extreme (I would like to re-test this on my current gear)
7. Finishline ceramic (great for speedplay cleats).
8. Shimano PTFE (great for speedplay cleats).
A really, really big gap.
9. Bike Milk.

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Re: Type of Chain Lubricants (Polls)

Postby jerrah » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:56 pm

brauluver wrote:Other

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Finishline Teflon is the only lube I've tried that doesn't seem to get really filthy on both my mountain bike and road bike. Filthy as in collecting all the dust and grit off the bike paths and trails into a grinding paste. It doesn't like getting wet but I reapply after riding in the rain.

When I was a teenager I used motor oil, but I don't remember it being a clean experience.

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:01 pm

Kalgrm wrote:That's a very personal question, if you don't mind me saying. ;)

I have been using Rock 'n Roll Gold for years. Works fine ...

Today I mixed graphite powder with melted candle wax and dipped my MTB chain in it. I'll see if that works well enough to get me changing my religion.

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Graeme


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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Thoglette » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:51 pm

Mulger bill wrote:So, how'd it go?

Rewaxed mine the other night. Only 450km this time due to the amount of wet riding.
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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Kalgrm » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:04 pm

Mulger bill wrote:So, how'd it go?

Very well! No sand sticking to my chain when I'm riding this new fat bike on the beach and the local tracks, no squeaking at all. So far, so good! I think this is a winner for me.

On the page before this one, Storm Boy mentioned that a rice cooker would work, so I went to Big W, spent $14 and picked one up specifically for the job. It works like a charm.

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Thoglette » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:40 am

Kalgrm wrote:On the page before this one, Storm Boy mentioned that a rice cooker would work,


I have an old tupperware container which goes in the over at just under 100C (in a tray "just in case") with the chain in it. But my other half has gotten used to this sort of thing. :D
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Re: lube lube lube

Postby AndrewCowley » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:47 pm

Have gone back to a wet lube. After trying a few different things on my mostly commute bike and getting sick of constantly needing to re-lube, it seems that wet lube is the only thing that will last more than a few days.

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Comedian » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:47 pm

AndrewCowley wrote:Have gone back to a wet lube. After trying a few different things on my mostly commute bike and getting sick of constantly needing to re-lube, it seems that wet lube is the only thing that will last more than a few days.

You just haven't used the right dry lubes. Try motorex dry (500k+) and dumonde (800k+)

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Rex » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:04 pm

AndrewCowley wrote:Have gone back to a wet lube. After trying a few different things on my mostly commute bike and getting sick of constantly needing to re-lube, it seems that wet lube is the only thing that will last more than a few days.


Try Chain-L

Trust me

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Thoglette » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:18 pm

AndrewCowley wrote:Have gone back to a wet lube. After trying a few different things on my mostly commute bike and getting sick of constantly needing to re-lube, it seems that wet lube is the only thing that will last more than a few days.


If someone says "trust me", well :D :D :D :D :D :D

Seriously, are you getting 25mm of rain every day? I'm averaging 500km between re-waxing (no, Virginia, not my legs, the chain)
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Re: lube lube lube

Postby edsa » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:08 pm

Recently come across a company in the states selling pre-mixed wax using the friction-facts formula.
http://moltenspeedwax.com/pages/about-us
not cheap either, probably better to stick with the homebrew stuff.

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Re: lube lube lube

Postby Dragster1 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:33 pm

tomee wrote:I've tried all Muc-off's ceramic lubes and even the team sky hydrodynamic. They were utterly crap, they all thinned out and made my drive train noisy after 30 minutes.
Cleaning was another problem as it flung everywhere even after wiping down.

Morgan Blue is my fav now.

The C3 is good for dry conditions but when you go through the smallest puddle of water it sounds awful.

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