What's your chain lube of choice?

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  1. Erik Timmerman

    Erik Timmerman Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Can't see paying that for recreational riding.
    I've been using Rock N Roll red for a number of years. Can't seem to kill the bottle. Been planning to move to blue, but....

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    scott43 Making fresh tracks Skier

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    I've been using Pedro's Dry lube for years.. Plus side, it doesn't get gucky. Downside, not so durable in wet conditions. I don't care..I hate the guck and would rather just buy a new chain every year..
     


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    zircon Putting on skis Skier

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    I'm a simple person. White Lightning Clean Ride on the road bike, Finish Line Wet on the CX. Been waiting for both bottles to run out so I can switch to Molten Speed Wax, though.
     
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    Rock & Roll Blue
    Cuz I like the color :ogcool:ogwink
     
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    I have used White Lightning for years and have no reason to switch.
     
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    90wt gear oil applied lightly with an old toothbrush. Then just wipe down chain. Bicycles, street motos, dirt motos.
    Cheap and works as well as anything, better than most. Stop paying boutique lube prices!
    (It's what most chain manufactures recommend)
     
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    I’ve been using T-9 for a few years. How does it compare to things like Rock n Roll?
     
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    Prolink. Net loss of crud after application and wipe. Loyal.
     
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    I seem to keep going back to R'nR Gold no matter what else I try. I probably go through a little more of this lube than some of the others I've tried simply because it's a little less durable but I hardly ever ride in conditions that demand a goopier, wetter type lube. I do,however, get a little mental flashback to the 80's when I get a wiff of the original Tri-Flow..:drool:
     
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    Bruuuce My advice is worth what you paid for it. Skier

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    Finish Line dry lube in the spray can. Reasonably priced, super easy to apply. I don't race so for me it's about easy peasy bike preservation.
     
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    Hard to beat Rock N Roll Gold or White Lightning Epic bu, I hadn't heard of squirt before! t I really like the white lightning cleaner. Note the efficacy of olive oil. until it gets dirty.



    here's a lab test for efficiency

    .https://www.ceramicspeed.com/media/3505/velonews-friction-facts-chain-lube-tests-combined.pdf

    testing after application but before riding

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    interesting test because they look at chain performance before and after use

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    However, the winner overall is SQUIRT as mentioned above by @EBG18T. BTW- you can order this from Amazon in the shop size or 12 oz.

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    Interesting. Will read it!
     
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    I ordered a 4oz of squirt and will let my neighbor test it out since im still sidelined but ill report on what he thinks.
     
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    After reading that article, I'm breaking out the waxing tools. Red white or blue?


    Ski related after all. ;-)
     
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    let us know if you try the recipe in the article. :thumb:
     

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