What chain lube?
I have been using pedros 'ice wax' but compared to the wet weather / mixed condition stuff, you have to put more on and i find it needs 'toppping up' after every ride – so i am getting through alot of it! however, it is nice having a clean looking drivetrain.
Unimpressed with 'finishline' stuff – find it too watery [initialy messy], doesnt seem to last as well as the more viscous pedros stuff.Posted 7 years agonoideaMember
I found the free sample of squirt to be excellent so bought a bottle.I have found it great in both wet and dry conditions,only snag though is i think the chain may wear faster.I have a couple of new chains to fit and will try it with them and see how long they last compared to usual.Posted 7 years ago4ndy BMember
Currently testing Squirt & Juice Lubes Ceramic lube.
After ~150 miles on each bike, each has a different lube I've found that…
Squirt is ok, chain gets a little noisy after 20miles or so (chain was degreased & well lubed as per instructions)
JL Ceramic performs better than Squirt with less chain noise, but it does pick up more muck than Squirt (not as much as normal wet lubes though)
Need to put more mileage in on both bikes to fully test the lubes, but so far I'd recommend JL Ceramic even though it's (a little) more expensive than SquirtPosted 7 years agoneninjaMember
I use Squirt too
It works very well but as said I find my chain starts to get noisy again after about 20 miles.
Also it's not great in long grass as the waxy residue it leaves on the cassette and jockey wheels seems to glue the grass to it more so than other lubes I've used.
When I've finished the bottle I'm going to give the Pedros and Juice Lubes a go.Posted 7 years agomr_struSubscriber
I've been using the Pedros Ice Wax stuff and it seems ok. You do get a lot of black sticky clagg building up, especially on the jockey wheels – I tend to wipe off the jokey wheels as well as the chain after application. The chain does get a bit noisy after a few rides, although I think it's probably better than squirt in this respect.
Doesn't seem to attract much crap though, just not as wonder clean as the blurb would have you believe.
Does come in decent sized bottles which seem to last a fair while which is a bonus.
Used squirt on the commuting bike over the winter and the chain seemed to wear out at a fearful rate but it was a grim old winter so hard to say which was the cause.Posted 7 years ago
there was a study in the states that concluded that chain lube doesn't make much difference to wear or efficiency. They said the most helpful thing it does is fill the gaps in the chain and stops them filling with abrasive particles. It all sounded logical at the time. Still seems to make sense and throws an interesting light on the whole chain lube arguments.Posted 7 years agoGrimyMember
there was a study in the states that concluded that chain lube doesn't make much difference to wear or efficiency. They said the most helpful thing it does is fill the gaps in the chain and stops them filling with abrasive particles. It all sounded logical at the time. Still seems to make sense and throws an interesting light on the whole chain lube arguments.
I was just about to ask weather anybody had conducted any tests on wear rate comparing the wet against dry. I guess that answered it. I must admit ive been a little sceptical about the dry stuff, it never sounds quite as slick. 😕Posted 7 years agojoolsburgerMember
I've been using the finish line dry stuff. I soaked the chain in it about 2 months ago wiped off the links and everything seems to be working fine have no need to reapply yet.. Hate finish line green seems to attract crap, for the winter a mate has bought a big bottle of chainsaw lube so am going to try that.Posted 7 years agospeaker2animalsSubscriber
Very impressed with Squirt on the road bike. Only reapplying about every 200-300 dry miles. Does the trick, clean looking drive chain, shifts well, runs quiet. Probably do use more than wet lubes. I have Finish Line wax but it's a pain to apply (clogs in the nozzle, you need to shake the bottle every 2 or 3 links to keep the flow).Posted 7 years ago
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