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rez



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:50 pm    Post subject: Roadie chain lube, the final word. Reply with quote

Looking to change my choice of summer chain lube and wondered what everyone swears by??
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gt85 all year round. Keep chain clean with degreaser once a week then apply gt85 after and between rides. I quick spray before rides where there's a chance of rain. Then no black chain and cassette.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently trying Castrol motorbike chain lube. Dries into a hard coat quite quickly, chain is quiet and stays clean. Good stuff.

Other good ones I've tried:-

Purple Extreme synthetic - nice and light but needs applying every 5-6 rides. Chain stays clean but you do get chainstay splash.

Fenwick's Stealth lube - like copper grease, lasts ages but does pick up a bit of dirt

Motorex motorbike synthetic off-road wet lube - closest I've ever found to original lube on brand new chains. Dries to a gel, chain is very quiet and stays clean a good while. Good stuff.

TBH, thinking outside the box with motorbike chain lubes has yielded good results with no issues about gear changing, my one doubt.

Gone are the days of Finish Line, White Lightning and similar stuff.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red diesel

A wipe over, every week or so
More, if it's wet-weather, it's cheap enough to lubricate before/clean after every ride

Just don't use it on bikes kept in the house.................................

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red diesel is a great cleaner and as it has lube properties, it's a good cheap option - but it does stink. How is it for repelling dust?

I'm currently trying the following and am hopeful.

1. Fully clean and dry chain.
2. Apply Purple Extreme lube to each link.
3. Coat in the Castrol motorbike chain lube and dry for 10 minutes.

Seems to be good as I'm now on my 10th ride with this with chain still silvery clean and silent.

2-stage chain lube = what old retired blokes with too much time on their hands play with when there's nowt on TV!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iv tried loads but my fav is the 3in1 'professional' spray with PTFE, it dries on nice and clean and seems to be smoother than others.
http://www.3-in-one.co.uk/products/high-performance-lubricant-with-ptf e/

For wet weather/mountain bikes I use CD-90, it goes on really thin and penetrates well then it thickens to offer a really durable lubricant. It can get messy but I doubt anything is as long lasting.
http://www.actioncan.com/product/cd-90/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Kish wrote:
Red diesel is a great cleaner and as it has lube properties, it's a good cheap option - but it does stink. How is it for repelling dust?


I've not had a problem with it, it doesn't get sticky like some lubricants

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use muc off dry lube in the dry and wet lube if its wet...

A bottle is cheap and lasts for ages, it needs to be applied fairly regularly and it does attract a bit of dirt but it's easy to clean off and keeps things fairly quiet.

I use it on my mountain bike too

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
I use muc off dry lube in the dry and wet lube if its wet...


I've tried the wet lube and found it very poor, in the wet it seemed to give up very easily and left me with a squeaky chain on a long rainy ride. Its just too thin to be durable in the wet and drips and flicks off really easy making it messy.

Different experiences I guess.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking responses cheers chaps. Sort of hoped you'd all pipe up about the same lube but never mind!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
I use muc off dry lube in the dry and wet lube if its wet...

A bottle is cheap and lasts for ages, it needs to be applied fairly regularly and it does attract a bit of dirt but it's easy to clean off and keeps things fairly quiet.

I use it on my mountain bike too


In comparison, I think the red diesel is about 48p/litre at my nearest supplier

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard A Thackeray wrote:
Attila wrote:
I use muc off dry lube in the dry and wet lube if its wet...

A bottle is cheap and lasts for ages, it needs to be applied fairly regularly and it does attract a bit of dirt but it's easy to clean off and keeps things fairly quiet.

I use it on my mountain bike too


In comparison, I think the red diesel is about 48p/litre at my nearest supplier


And it stinks...

I work in construction in the highways industry, red diesel spillages account for the vast majority of ecological incidents that we have to deal with. I hate the stuff but it does work, just go very sparingly with it...

I'd rather use something that is engineered to be biodegradable myself, I'm happy to pay for that

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Richard A Thackeray wrote:
Attila wrote:
I use muc off dry lube in the dry and wet lube if its wet...

A bottle is cheap and lasts for ages, it needs to be applied fairly regularly and it does attract a bit of dirt but it's easy to clean off and keeps things fairly quiet.

I use it on my mountain bike too


In comparison, I think the red diesel is about 48p/litre at my nearest supplier


And it stinks...

I work in construction in the highways industry, red diesel spillages account for the vast majority of ecological incidents that we have to deal with. I hate the stuff but it does work, just go very sparingly with it...

I am careful, it generally needs no more than a wipe over with a (diesel) dampened cloth

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard A Thackeray wrote:
Attila wrote:
Richard A Thackeray wrote:
Attila wrote:
I use muc off dry lube in the dry and wet lube if its wet...

A bottle is cheap and lasts for ages, it needs to be applied fairly regularly and it does attract a bit of dirt but it's easy to clean off and keeps things fairly quiet.

I use it on my mountain bike too


In comparison, I think the red diesel is about 48p/litre at my nearest supplier


And it stinks...

I work in construction in the highways industry, red diesel spillages account for the vast majority of ecological incidents that we have to deal with. I hate the stuff but it does work, just go very sparingly with it...

I am careful, it generally needs no more than a wipe over with a (diesel) dampened cloth


Is that technically using red diesel on public roads without paying duty?

Naughty naughty...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robmet wrote:

Is that technically using red diesel on public roads without paying duty?

Naughty naughty...

I think it only applies, when used as a fuel

Although, I still had to give my name/address in a book/sales register, when I bought it (even for only about 4 litres)

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