Hi all, how often are you suppossed to lube / grease your chain? Mine is squeaking a bit - I think, it might be something else squeaking. Can you recommend a good chain lube? I had a search and all I could find was a thread suggesting man-fat, fanny-batter, knob-cheese etc etc
I use citrus de-greaser to clean the chain, then veggie-based lube. It seems to work well; everything's nice and quiet.
my search came up with a few results. try harder next time ;p
just cleaned the chain on my road bike last night. that's after 2000kms, includes some wet weather rides in there. mucoff, water, rag, finishline pro road, done
im lazy, cleaning up takes sooo long and is fckn filthy. for my fixed commuter id prob just buy a new chain. same price as a lube! id run it til breaking point tho...spray with some light lube from time to time
off topic: is it ok to dispose of old filthy greasy parts, eg old chain, in the regular residential recycling bin bags or should they be separated or chucked elsewhere??
they are fine in the bin, give it a whipe down if your are worried
I wipe my geared bikes chain down. Spin the pedals back a few times, wipe some more then while running the pedals back tip a load of finish line wet on. Run the pedals back more and then wipe off the access lube.
Finish Line Wet i think is good stuff. I have used it for a while and it runs my chain nice and quiet. Only takes a few mins' to lube up and clean aswell.
I use swan fat.
I find that just the swan, held tightly against the chain as I back pedal, generates sufficient heat to melt just enough fat. Everyone wins: swan lives another day, although he's a bit tender; no cleanup (saves time and the planet!)
pickled egg juice gives you sharp turning circles
I give mine a proper good clean last week. Took it off, soaked it in white spirit, washed it, dried it, then put it back on and used finish line dry. Makes a world of difference!
8 years? Time for a dredge...
My Finish Line Gold bottle is almost empty (yeah, I know, someone must be stealing it because I certainly don't look after my bikes).
Is there anything better or should I just get another bottle for the next 5 years?
As if there's any of that going spare at my place.
Rock'n'roll gold (tour mag)
Muc off C3 ceramic (forgot)
I have both. If I ever see dry weather I will try the gold. The muc off seems to work well. When I reapply it onto a shitty blackened Chain and wipe. The Chain comes up pretty shiney and smooth. Which sits well With my laziness.
£135 for a chain? Out.
I'll keep them in mind for the lube. CRC didn't have Finish Line so I'll have to order lube laters...
You apply lube to a dirty chain? Why?
Clean first then lube.
well...... wipe - lube - wipe.... I should buy a New cleaner thingy. Too lazy.
has anyone tried the dry squirt chain lube?
Saw it on wiggle and was wondering if its worth a try
What is it? Dry lube that has a liquid carrier that evaporates?
Similar to that teflon lube I use on Speedplay cleats?
ProLink Pro Gold endorsed by Lennard Zinn "I have always been pretty happy with chain durability when using ProLink, and that’s what I have continued to use."
Read more at http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/12/bikes-and-tech/technical-faq/technical-faq-long-term-chain-lube-notes-and-sram-compatibility_311335#rEjIFJ2zRey4eWfD.99
That looks like the stuff I used to use in Oz. Cheaper than MucOff. Hmm..
i'm not sure, never used it yet.
Only got told this was better than regular lube
I don't like dry lube.
I just don't trust anything that doesn't fuck up my carpet every time I work on a bike...
"Wet" lube FTW!
Stichtion boffins found oil based lube superior to water based.*
The only advantage of "dry" (AFAIK) is that it isn't a crap-magnet.
If that's your primary concern when choosing lube, you need to clean your chain more: I do mine after every ride.
*Citation? Teh internet. I think.
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