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    What kind of lube you are using for road bike(dry weather only) ?

    What kind of lube you are using for road bike(dry weather only) ?

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    prolink progold for my road bike. rock and roll lube for me singlespeed. no difference to me...

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    I use prolink regardless of wet/dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edle View Post
    What kind of lube you are using for road bike(dry weather only) ?
    Lubing what? Help us out here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T. View Post
    Lubing what? Help us out here.
    Unless the OP is asking about grease.... I also use prolink.
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    I've used Prolink happily for years. I just jumped on the Rock 'N' Roll Rock ?N? Roll Gold Chain Lube - We Keep You Cycling band wagon. I'll see how it goes.
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    Recently switched to DuPont Teflon Chain-Saver Lubricant after years of using Boeshield T-9. So far so good and it saved me an hour plus trip to the bike shop as I live in a rural area.

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    Prolink. I find the delivery system for the Rock-n-Roll to be more difficult in application to each link.

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    Finish Line Dry Teflon. Easy to use, but things get noisy again after about 75-100 miles.
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    [Insert facepalm.jpg.] Thread fail of catastrophic proportions.

    What "lube" is this question is supposed to be about? For lubricating what exactly?

    I mean I understand that some people use Pro Link for everything, from brushing their teeth to lubing their chain to dressing their salad and then on to using it as dishwasher detergent. Consequently, such people might not care much what the OP is planning to lube - the answer is Pro Link anyway.

    But how come that there's, like only 1.5 person so far who actually cared to ask? Am I underestimating the role of Pro Link in the grand scheme of things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreyT View Post
    only 1.5 person so far who actually cared to ask?
    Don't put yourself down. You should have said there was 2.0 of us.
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    What kind of lube you are using for road bike(dry weather only) ?

    ProLink is great as are most lubes when used correctly. I'm using this all the time now, for my chain and as aftershaveWhat kind of lube you are using for road bike(dry weather only) ?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1368301659.400057.jpg
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    Chain L for the chain.

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    I recently switched from Chain-L to Finish Line Dry in the spray bottle. The same lube in the drip bottle was a bit too thick.

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    That's why I like it, it lasts 300 to 500 miles before I have to clean and relube the chain. Some claim they get over a 1000 miles but for me I want my chain to be very, very quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtchoe View Post
    Finish Line Dry Teflon. Easy to use, but things get noisy again after about 75-100 miles.
    So you're saying that if I used that lube I would either have to relube each time I took a long ride or perhaps endure 15-35 miles of noisy chain. No thanks. ProLink or home brew lasts 350 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    So you're saying that if I used that lube I would either have to relube each time I took a long ride or perhaps endure 15-35 miles of noisy chain. No thanks. ProLink or home brew lasts 350 miles.
    I should have said I can start to hear the chain after 75-100mi. But I haven't been thrilled with the longevity either. Considering other options.
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    Re: What kind of lube you are using for road bike(dry weather only) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goforit View Post
    Chain L for the chain.
    ^ This.

    I use Finish Line ceramic wet lube for cables and such.
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    OK... enough about chain oil (if that's OK with edle). For the purpose of this post... I am willing to assume most people have a favorite chain oil. And I will assume most use some lightweight oil similar to prolink for cables and moving parts other than the chain.

    But what about grease? What brand/flavors of grease do DIY cyclists use? Or do most cyclist have the shop repack/replace bearings?
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    I use Purple Extreme Chain Lube LBS carries this and pushes it, i really like it compared to the Finishline lubes. Purple Extreme - World's Most Advanced Bike Chain Lubricant

    I use Park tool grease for bearings/threads/everything else.

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    Park tool grease. Dont bother getting the econo giant tub because its just wayyy too much unless you own a bike shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Cutter View Post
    OK... enough about chain oil (if that's OK with edle). For the purpose of this post... I am willing to assume most people have a favorite chain oil. And I will assume most use some lightweight oil similar to prolink for cables and moving parts other than the chain.

    But what about grease? What brand/flavors of grease do DIY cyclists use? Or do most cyclist have the shop repack/replace bearings?

    I use Chain L for the chain........................sorry couldn't resist. I use Phil Wood Waterproof Grease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Cutter View Post
    OK... enough about chain oil (if that's OK with edle). For the purpose of this post... I am willing to assume most people have a favorite chain oil. And I will assume most use some lightweight oil similar to prolink for cables and moving parts other than the chain.

    But what about grease? What brand/flavors of grease do DIY cyclists use? Or do most cyclist have the shop repack/replace bearings?
    Depends on the bike.

    Performance-oriented bikes get Tri-Flow clear synthetic grease. Commuter, neighbourhood cruiser, and hybrid bikes get blue (boat trailer) grease. It's made for boat trailer wheel bearings that go in and out of lakes and then travel at 60mph. I reckon it's good enough for a bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius View Post
    blue (boat trailer) grease. It's made for boat trailer wheel bearings that go in and out of lakes......I reckon it's good enough for a bike.
    The OP did say "dry weather only". Maybe he should get grease made for desert dune-buggy trailer wheel bearings eh?
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    white lightning for chain and finish line teflon for bearings

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