- Best chain lube (which doesn’t gunk up?)
Peatys… Formerly wickens and soderstrom is easily the best lube I’ve ever used.Posted 1 month ago
Road cc did a review of the w&s version and peatys is pretty much the samechiefgrooveguruMember
“putoline motorcycle chain wax. so much cheaper and so much better than cycle lubes its not funny.
A faff to apply but it doesn’t need doing often and your chain life will be many times as long”
TJ kindly offered to Putoline a chain for me but I never got around to sending him one and bought a tin of it and a £15 mini deep fat fryer to melt it. It’s bloody brilliant! I did three chains at once and intend to swap to a fresh one every month or two and then rewax the lot.
I commute and MTB on my ebike and with normal lube it eats drivetrains so fast, but from the sound and smoothness when pedalling post Putoline I’m very hopeful.Posted 1 month agomartymacSubscriber
+1 for putoline, it’s in a different league to any bicycle specific ‘lube’.Posted 1 month ago
Bit of a faff to apply, but well worth it from that moment on.
One tin will last years and years, at the very least.
My MCopinion: if you think anything else is better, you haven’t tried this.
I think the takeaway from all these types of threads, is the advice: clean and lube your chain frequently (at least after every off road ride) with a chain lube that you’ll continue to use (because of whatever reason is important to you), is the best method of extending your drivetrain life-span.Posted 1 month agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
putoline motorcycle chain wax. so much cheaper and so much better than cycle lubes its not funny.
A faff to apply but it doesn’t need doing often and your chain life will be many times as long
+1, and id agree with the comment that if you think something is better, you’ve not tried putoline.
Its a whole different ballgame.
I think the takeaway from all these types of threads, is the advice: clean and lube your chain frequently (at least after every off road ride) with a chain lube that you’ll continue to use (because of whatever reason is important to you), is the best method of extending your drivetrain life-span.
Except for putoline, when realistically its 500+ miles in the dry, and a lot longer than any liquid applied lube in the wet. I think my CX bike is currently doing worst at 100 (filthy) mile intervals.
Its on the same sort of frequency as brake pads!
The side benefit of longer lasting drivechains is simply a function of how long the wax lasts. Putoline almost always lasts >1 ride, even in the worst conditions on a long ride. It has to be utterly horrific to wash it out. So most of the time iy lasts weeks/months.
How often do you hose your bike down after a ride and come back the next morning to a rusty chain (indicating that at least some of the last ride was without lube).Posted 1 month ago
The wax lubes are always the best option but the likes of putoline come with extra faff of the application that I can never be bothered with TBF.
I never have a rusty chain as I’m a bit anal about washing and reapplication which I’m aware is probs as faffy as the occasional putoline application, but at least with the benefit of not having to remove and refit a chain or melt a tin of wax on a stove. This time of year I’m only using the MTB once a week anyway, so it’s not the end of the world to drop some lube on the chain after washing it.
Like I said, the best lube is the one you put on your chain regularlyPosted 1 month agokerleyMember
Putoline almost always lasts >1 ride, even in the worst conditions on a long ride.
That doesn’t sound so great. Realise it is the extreme short end but a lot of difference between one ride in worst conditions and the people claiming 3 months?
I just use dry lube as the wet lubes makes a mess. I put a new chain on in Spring so I have it at it’s best in drier months then by end of winter it needs replacing. I get 2,000+ miles out of a chain riding in all weather (a lot of gritty, wet gravel) and just lube eery other ride.Posted 1 month ago
This is all single speed though so guessing that is why they last so long as not chain not being continually put at angles.
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