Cold weather lube question
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    Question Cold weather lube question

    Here in Denver it's 20-30 every morning and 30-40 in the evening. I have a lube question. Having lived in Hawaii for the last 11 years, tempature has played no part in the type of lube or frequency of application.

    What are peoples thoughts on chain lube and others in this 'colder' climate?

    Thanks!

    Tim

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    I don't really have a timeline for how often or type. More important in colder temperatures is making sure everything drivetrainwise stays clean.

    Quote Originally Posted by theacox
    Here in Denver it's 20-30 every morning and 30-40 in the evening. I have a lube question. Having lived in Hawaii for the last 11 years, tempature has played no part in the type of lube or frequency of application.

    What are peoples thoughts on chain lube and others in this 'colder' climate?

    Thanks!

    Tim

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    Thin is in

    Temperature has no impact on frequency of lubrication. However, especially for chains and shifters, you want to go with lower viscosity lubes. Things like wax lubes on the chain are going to be very stiff at lower temps - switch to ProLink or homebrew (1 part oil in 3-4 parts odorless mineral spirits). If your shifters/cables start acting sluggish, then look at something like ProLink as a low viscosity alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delay
    I don't really have a timeline for how often or type. More important in colder temperatures is making sure everything drivetrainwise stays clean.
    I've been using Dumonde Tech lube for a couple years and it's quite light. Now that winter is here, I've ordered their lighter viscosity formula from bikesmart.com.

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