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    Whats the best Chain lube out there?

    what is best for long distance road biking?

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    Hmmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by Raceface9465
    what is best for long distance road biking?
    I wonder if this topic has been discussed before? Perhaps a simple search will turn up the hundreds of posts on this topic, but I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons
    I wonder if this topic has been discussed before? Perhaps a simple search will turn up the hundreds of posts on this topic, but I don't know.
    I think we often forget to check old posts. A lotta info there.

    My lbs recommends ProLink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyApplehead
    I think we often forget to check old posts. A lotta info there.

    My lbs recommends ProLink.
    I like ProLink as well. Seems to keep the chain "cleaner".

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    C'mon Kerry! Hit that 'lube' macro!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons
    I wonder if this topic has been discussed before? Perhaps a simple search will turn up the hundreds of posts on this topic, but I don't know.
    The most important element of any lube is FIT. The second and third most important elements are FIT and FIT. If the lube doesn't FIT, well, your butt will tell you pretty quickly.

    Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldEdScott
    The most important element of any lube is FIT. The second and third most important elements are FIT and FIT. If the lube doesn't FIT, well, your butt will tell you pretty quickly.

    Hope this helps!

    Beat me to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldEdScott
    If the lube doesn't FIT, well, your butt will tell you pretty quickly.

    Hope this helps!
    I thought we were discussing CHAIN lube! Am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveCnj
    I thought we were discussing CHAIN lube! Am I missing something?

    /confused
    It doesn't matter how well the chain is lubed if the bike doesn't FIT. That's why FIT is the first consideration. Before you lube your chain, go to your LBS and have them FIT you. No point lubing anything if the bike don't FIT.

    Hope this helps.

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    Just like the old fisherman's adage. Whatever's wrong; fish not biting, wind against you, don't have the right bait, raining, the solution is "Gotta get a bigger boat". :-0
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    i use white lighting, is that stuff any good?

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    Oh God yes ...

    Quote Originally Posted by moosryan
    i use white lighting, is that stuff any good?
    It REALLY does the job. Whatever the job is!

    We have White Lightning down to an art down here in Kentucky. I use a little extra corn in my recipe, which I believe gives it a little extra 'bite.'

    YMMV.

    Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldEdScott
    It REALLY does the job. Whatever the job is!

    We have White Lightning down to an art down here in Kentucky. I use a little extra corn in my recipe, which I believe gives it a little extra 'bite.'

    YMMV.

    Hope this helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldEdScott
    It doesn't matter how, ....lubed .....is the first consideration. Before you lube ...., go to your LBS and have ....lubing .....

    ...help.
    Do I read correctly or did I misunderstand you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveCnj
    Do I read correctly or did I misunderstand you?
    you wouldn't happen to have politically conservative tendencies would you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by moosryan
    i use white lighting, is that stuff any good?
    Not for long distance riding--unless you carry it with you and stop every fifty miles to relube your chain. If it rains you are truly screwed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceface9465
    what is best for long distance road biking?
    Home Brew. I use a special concoction of rat urine and crushed cow testicles. The formula is a secret.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Room 1201
    you wouldn't happen to have politically conservative tendencies would you?

    Do you think I've misquoted OES, those are his words afterall. Prove he didn't write that.
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    Lube early and lube often!

    Quote Originally Posted by Raceface9465
    what is best for long distance road biking?
    Hee hee, sorry couldn't resist. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    Home Brew. I use a special concoction of rat urine and crushed cow testicles. The formula is a secret.....
    Dave has an instructional video on how you can collect rat urine, make sure you PM him for details. White Lightning rules, don't listen to these oil-based lube freaks, oil attracts grit and grit is what stretches (harhar! Kerry) your chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpstumper
    Dave has an instructional video on how you can collect rat urine, make sure you PM him for details. White Lightning rules, don't listen to these oil-based lube freaks, oil attracts grit and grit is what stretches (harhar! Kerry) your chain.
    The rat urine is the easy part.....the cow testicles are a challenge.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    ...crushed cow testicles. .....
    I would imagine that the cows get pretty upset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    The rat urine is the easy part.....the cow testicles are a challenge.....
    Don't you need a left handed wrench and an ID-10-T form to successfully get a testicle from a cow? Oh, and probably a bucket of prop wash too.

    Gordon

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    I can imagine the difficulty of finding cow testicles. I use bull testicles, they're much more common.

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    I realized the error of my ways too late. Only bulls have testicles. My apologies to all the cows out there.................
    Dave Hickey/ Fort Worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    I realized the error of my ways too late. Only bulls have testicles. My apologies to all the cows out there.................
    I forgive you
    It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone.

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