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    Using silicone for chain lube ???

    With Prolink I get slower shifting and not sure it is lasting the entire ride sometimes, Triflow faster shifting but draws contaminants so I've been experimenting with a silicone spray lube the last couple of days. seems to lubricate good and stays cleaner than the Prolink.

    Anybody else tried using silicone and what's the down side?


    This is the one I tried.
    Blaster 11 oz. Dry Lube Silicone Lubricant-16-SL at The Home Depot

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    I am definitely not the right responder since I ride single speed but... I have always used DuMonde tech because it cleans nice and never had issues when I ride gears. But I am really interested to see how silicone works. I don't do much maintenance except for chain and brakes.
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    It doesn't last very long.

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    Someone in another thread posted the "science" of lubricants and how they are intended to "bond" to the chain, or at least "stick" to it for a while. Fairly interesting read, although dumonde tech is a polymer based lube and not really in the category of "dry wax" or "wet lube", it's "in between".

    Question, when and how are you applying the prolink? Before the ride? How long before?
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    Question, when and how are you applying the prolink? Before the ride? How long before?
    Right before each ride, first cleaning the chain, liberally apply and remove excess.



    If nothing else the silicone is very good for cleaning the chain.

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