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Offline noble

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lube??
« on: August 29, 2007, 09:59:26 AM »
What kind of bearing and chain lube do you all use?

At the moment I am using White Lightning on the chain and I am about to re-pack the bearings.
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Re: lube??
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007, 10:06:01 AM »
Dry lube = dry conditions
Wet lube = wet, rainy, long distance
Wax lube = cleanest performance.  Repels water, grit and sand.

Phil Woods, or Park grease for bearings.

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Re: lube??
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007, 10:32:58 AM »
Rock and Roll for the chain and either slick honey or some type of synthetic grease
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Re: lube??
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2007, 10:34:06 AM »
So do you think the wax lube is a good choice for me then? I figured with riding in the dirt and sand everyday it might help---good thought or no?
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Re: lube??
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2007, 10:51:16 AM »
The wax (Kry-Tech) is good if you apply it often. Requires little cleaning if any between applications, or so the marketing line goes.  I judge by performance and sound.

I have heard Rock and Roll lube is good - much like Pro-Link.  Wet lubes though, which is still good.  Choices, choices.

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Re: lube??
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2007, 11:57:40 AM »
Pro-Link on the roadbike
White Lightning on the mtb
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Re: lube??
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2007, 12:15:02 PM »
White Lightning Epic Lube
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Re: lube??
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2007, 01:41:01 PM »
I use Rock and Roll Extreme when I can get it.  Otherwise I use pro link.  R&R seems to last longer and keeps the chain cleaner.
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Re: lube??
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2007, 02:00:25 PM »
I was a long-time White Lightning user (regular in dry conditions, Race Day in the wet) and have recently converted over to Rock & Roll Extreme. It actually attracts less sand than WL and works great in wet conditions.

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Re: lube??
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2007, 02:04:18 PM »
is it important to clean off one kind of lube from your chain before applying a different kind?

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Re: lube??
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2007, 02:07:32 PM »
Typically, yes. Use mineral spirits to get your chain sparkling clean, rinse with water and you're ready for your lube of choice.

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Re: lube??
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2007, 02:46:46 PM »
I use that Simple Green Bike formula to clean with, seems to work good. I do it every couple days and then re-apply the White Lightning.  But I don't know that much about this stuff.

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Re: lube??
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2007, 05:24:41 PM »
I usually use the Rock and Roll Blue too, for the last couple of weeks due to the wetter conditions I have been using the White Lightening Extreme, because the Rock and Roll was washing off too easily, and making the bike sound like a train.

The White Lightening Extreme has solved that problem, but tends to gunk up. So there are trade offs.

I will be switching back to the Rock and Roll as soon as it is consistantly drier.

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Re: lube??
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2007, 10:53:46 AM »
RnR gold on the road bike and RnR extreme on the mtb I find that the wax based stuff just attracts more crap causing you to need to degrease more often and perhaps replace parts faster.  But that is strictly my opinion take it for what its worth I work in a shop.
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Re: lube??
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2007, 01:03:50 PM »
RnR gold on the road bike and RnR extreme on the mtb I find that the wax based stuff just attracts more crap causing you to need to degrease more often and perhaps replace parts faster.  But that is strictly my opinion take it for what its worth I work in a shop.

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