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In a sentence I've used a few times in varying situations, what lubes do you people use? I've never used a dry lube, I was wondering if people do and what all the fuss is about. At the mo, I'm using that TFT (TF2? TFSomething) spray, but I'm wondering if I'm missing out on a lubey treat....

Thanks!

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 5 years ago
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Juice Lubes Chain juice is my current fave: http://road.cc/content/review/25057-juice-lubes-chain-juice-wet-lube

Also Finish Line Cross-Country

I'm too lazy to use dry lubes, the longer something stays on my chain the better  1

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Fringe [1047 posts] 5 years ago
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i like the Green-Oil stuff, seems to work well, esp. in the wet.

http://www.green-oil.net/

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Stofish [61 posts] 5 years ago
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I think the ideal lube depends very much on where you ride.

I used to live in London where a dry lube was ideal as any road grime sticking to the chain would ware through drive components in no time. I now live in a rural part of France and find a wet lube works very well any dirt that sticks seem not to cause excessive damage.
Maybe this is a better question for your local bike shop or club.

The one thing I'm sure of is that if you use a spray lube you cant help but to put too much oil on your chain.

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cat1commuter [1421 posts] 5 years ago
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My current favourite is Rock N Roll Extreme. You put on excess, the solvent mobilises the old lube and dirt, you wipe off all you can with an absorbent cloth (I use kitchen paper), and the solvent evaporates from what is left to leave the lubricating wax behind inside the rollers.

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Simon E [2718 posts] 5 years ago
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Green Oil. I've found it to be very good, with unmatched environmental credentials.

Review: http://road.cc/content/review/12256-green-oil-chain-lube

I have a bottle of their white chain wax waiting to be applied.

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 5 years ago
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yeah +1 for green oil, that's good stuff too.

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waveydavey [7 posts] 5 years ago
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I have been impressed with SQuirt.
Lubes well in all conditions and it doesn't leave much of a mess.
http://squirtlube.com/

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cborrman [85 posts] 5 years ago
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I will only touch the red lid stuff, green attracts too much dust for me (richmond park).

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Martin Thomas [380 posts] 5 years ago
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I like Finish Line Wax Ceramic (or is it Ceramic Wax? yes, I believe it is). Seems to last well, quiets things down nicely and doesn't need to be applied as often as dry lube. But in the winter I'll go for something gloopier.

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LardLover [72 posts] 5 years ago
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I'm currently using this stuff:

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Best label I've ever seen (smells like engine oil though, you wouldn't want to wear it)

I haven't done the 1000 miles just yet but I've put a few hundred in and all is good, chain is still running nice and quiet.

Tried the Finish line Ceramic stuff too, good stuff but needs the black/dirty stuff wiping off regularly. Doesn't seem to be a problem with the No.5 ....................................so far!