Running out of chain lube – what's flavour of the month?
squirt convert here, I have several bottles of other lube in the shed that will get used for other things but will never be used on any chain of mine again.Posted 3 years ago
works in all weathers and conditions for me and doesn’t turn into black grinding paste like most other lubes.
make sure you apply as per instructions to a clean chain and give the chain an occasional clean with white spirit.
Yes in short but just changed as the chain was getting very noisy around the 35 mile mark every ride and by 45 sounded horrendous. Just switched to Fenwicks Stealth road bike lube, have to apply it the day before to let it cure but used it on my commuting bike when I was working and it had good rust resistance too as well as only needing minimal cleaning and reapplication.Posted 3 years agoSpeederSubscriber
Squirt for me but I tend to only ride when it’s reasonably dry and it works fine.
Beware of Pro Gold if you have any E13 plastic components on your bikes as it embrittles the material – ie it goes hard and cracks easy. Oh and the rubber rollers on the old chain guides swell up and go all floppy. Otherwise it’s great stuff.Posted 3 years agotoxicsoksMember
I’d just started using Squirt as this thread was posted. 3 months on I have to say I’m well impressed with it on both the road and MTB – even in the wet. I’ve found out that you have to a) thoroughly degrease and clean your drivetrain before application and b) apply liberally and leave overnight otherwise it does come off easily in the wet.Posted 3 years agofibreMember
I’ve tried lots of chain lubes, including a lot of the new fangled “best ever” lubes of recent years.
Definitely sticking with ProGold ProLink, can’t believe how much of a difference it made through the winter especially. Didn’t collect much crud and cleaned to spotless with minimal effort. Wouldn’t touch wet lubes again and it was better than wax lubes I’ve tried. Through the drier months I just give it a small amount after every few rides and once in a while pedal it through a cloth with some degreaser on if I’m feeling overly OCD and want it looking like new.Posted 3 years agomboySubscriber
Another big recommendation for Juice Lubes Viking Lube here. Provided most of the protection of a good wet lube, whilst keeping the chain as clean as most dry lubes. In real wet conditions I use the Juice Lubes wet lube though, which is thicker and does attract more dirt, but it’s still a lot less gloppy than most wet lubes and does a very good job of living the chain too.
Tried some Muc-Off wet lube recently… Absolutely, positively, most definitely the thickest, dirtiest chain oil I’ve ever used! It’s like a magnet for crap. Won’t be using that again that’s for sure!Posted 3 years agoedlongMember
Tried some Muc-Off wet lube recently… Absolutely, positively, most definitely the thickest, dirtiest chain oil I’ve ever used! It’s like a magnet for crap. Won’t be using that again that’s for sure!
Pretty much exactly my conclusion! Finish Line wet here (all year round, life’s too short to be changing lubes according to the weather).Posted 3 years ago
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