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    chain lube for socal?

    whats a good chain lube for the socal dust? ive tried : white lightning, triflow and prolink pro gold. so far best luck with prolink and white lightning. but after 2 rides my chain is still very gritty and black.
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    I use Tri-Flow. Make sure you wipe down the chain with a rag several times to get all the lube off the outside the chain. You want the lube in the chain, not on the outside. This will also keep the dirt off the chain.

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    I'm still a White Lightning guy. I've found out that following the instructions makes a HUGE difference. Apply, let it dry, then ride. If you don't do that, they as the lubricant is still tacky, it acts as a dirt magnet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laackund
    whats a good chain lube for the socal dust? ive tried : white lightning, triflow and prolink pro gold. so far best luck with prolink and white lightning. but after 2 rides my chain is still very gritty and black.
    My favorite lubes have been Rock N Roll Gold and Prolink; I'm using Prolink now. It seems to last fairly well, though I apply it every ride or two. It's important to wipe it off well; that will help keep your chain from attracting dirt. Mine stays pretty clean.

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    you will get a lot of different opinions.......I like Pedro's dry lube
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    Prolink Gold and Pedros Ice Wax. I have great success with both of these. The Pedros though is a little more difficult to clear off the chain when cleaning time comes around, but it isn't bad enough to deter me from using it.

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    I like RocknRoll Extreme lube. White Lightning is just so so IMO.
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    I agree with Da-Sloth, Prolink Gold and Pedros Ice Wax are very good for this area. I usually use one or the other.

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    Prolink, Finish Line Dry, Rock N Roll Gold, Dumond Tech.
    TriFlow is a great lube, but the drivetrain gets really gunked up after a while. White Lightning original, Pedros Ice Wax and Pedros Dry never lasts more than 15-20 miles.
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    I'm using the new Dumond Tech lite, the yellow banana smelling stuff. Its very dry wax treatment that really lasts more than any other wax based lube (like WL,Petros, Boeshields). Typically get over 30 miles before reapply and its takes very little to re-apply. It doesn't cake up like WL and really lasts, definately the next best waxy thing IMHO

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    I like dumondae tech the green or if I'm riding where there is not gonna be any water crossings I'll slap on some popcorn oil (for air poppers) I tried using olive oil but it was to fattening.

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    Dupont Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant, Maxima Chain Wax, Maxima Chain Guard, or Klotz KLR Chain Lube.

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    I use Break Free CLP. The kind in a drip bottle, not the aerosol spray found at walmart.

    http://www.amazon.com/BREAK-FREE-CLP.../dp/B0000CD8YZ

    Works for years in all my firearms and and paintball guns, which has rubber o-rings. Doesn't collect dust and keeps the chain smooth and quite. Keeps the black sticky crap and grease to a minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sci-Fi
    Dupont Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant, Maxima Chain Wax, Maxima Chain Guard, or Klotz KLR Chain Lube.
    DuPont Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant here, recommended for chains. I shake it up real good, don't use the tube to spray it on, and direct it at the joints of each bushing sparingly, one side of the chain at a time.

    I will wipe down the chain before applying, spray it on sparingly, let it set up at least a 1/2 hour, then wipe it off the outside plates and go riding. This really keeps down on getting grit and dirt being attracted to the lubricant here in Southern California. About $5.00 a 12 oz. can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papabear050
    I use Break Free CLP. The kind in a drip bottle, not the aerosol spray found at walmart.

    http://www.amazon.com/BREAK-FREE-CLP.../dp/B0000CD8YZ

    Works for years in all my firearms and and paintball guns, which has rubber o-rings. Doesn't collect dust and keeps the chain smooth and quite. Keeps the black sticky crap and grease to a minimum.
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    I second the Dupont Teflon multi-use lube. $5 for a 16oz. can at Lowes, and it works better, IMO, than any other lube that I have tried.

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    Like SMT said, this is like asking someone to recomend a seat. I like T9 Boeshield. It's consistent from PNW rainforest to the moondust here in the San Bernardino Mts. Just shake the bottle and follow the directions. I perfer a drop per link rather than the spraycan. YMMV.
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    lube

    Astroglide was my favorite until I tried the silicone based stuff. That stuff rocks!

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    I have used white lighting for over 15 years..it is THE BEST for dry So Cal...It just plain works..I SWEAR by it!..I am not sure how long it lasts but I use it about every 3rd or 4th ride & NEVER deal with cleaning my chain or cogs EVER! I ride a minimum of twice a week in the dirt with sometimes 4 times a week.

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    I have never had good results with White Lightning, or any so-called "dry lube" for that matter. In my experience these lubes don't provide too much protection and drivetrain components can wear out much faster. YMMV.

    I use either Phil's Tenacious Oil or the lightest weight synthetic motor oil I can find, apply it, let it soak in, then use a clean shop-rag to wipe off all the excess while turning the crank and running the chain through the towel.

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    smokey you better have my money

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    hey Kristatos... how is the synthetic motor oil in regards to attracting/repelling dirt to the chain? I may want to try this out, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amor587
    hey Kristatos... how is the synthetic motor oil in regards to attracting/repelling dirt to the chain? I may want to try this out, let me know.
    I don't really notice any difference between the synthetic motor oil and the Phils Tenacious in terms of dirt attraction. The biggest difference for me is always when I am lazy and don't clean the excess off well enough b/c I am lubing the bike right before riding, then it gets dirty like hell. I think the Phil's Tenacious is nice because it comes in a bottle with a pretty nice applicator, but you can achieve the same putting any lube you buy into a medicine dropper or something similar.

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    I have been using Tri-Flow after a top-notch mechanic recommended it, been happy. BUT, I do have CLP and am going to try that next time, "just to see".

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    I just use Maxima Chain Wax. The same stuff I bought to use for my motorcycle. Seems to work.

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    Wax sucks

    I used to use Pedros dry then finish line.Pedros was good for about 8 miles and if you did any stream crossings less.I liked finish line because you just put it on and never had to really clean your chain but its wax not lube.Do a long ride and you chain creeks like an old rocking chair.I saw a post where Endo recomended Dumonde Tech.I tried that and havnt used anything else.You clean you chain let it dry put on the lube and it bonds to the metal,it doesnt get to gunky and it lasts for about 40-50 miles or so a little less with water crossings but your drive line is quiet and shifting is smooth.It takes a few aplications for it to completely bond to the metal but once it does its *****en.I have found no need to try anything else.I felt like a heel for using wax for so long.At Sycamore Canyon where I ride all the time you can hear someone thats using wax climbing out on the Black *****.Creak creak creak.The Pedros is good for down hilling but not for any kind of a long ride unless you like stopping and reaplying all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clumpymold
    I just use Maxima Chain Wax. The same stuff I bought to use for my motorcycle. Seems to work.



    I tried the Maxima syntetic chain lube and the stuff attracted dirt like crazy.

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    Another vote for White Lightning. I read the great review of ProGold that did not work for me.(correct lots of dirt on drive train)
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    I have been running Voo Dew on my chain, and I have to say it may well be the best stuff EVAR. The instructions say not to bother with cleaning the chain first, unlike a lot of the others. They also say to not overlube the chain- don't reapply until it starts sounding dry. Well, seven rides later, it is just starting to sound dry. The chain is cleaner than it ever was with WL, and far, far cleaner than with RnR, T9, Dumonde or any other I've ever tried (except Ice Wax. That stuff even cleans itself off the chain within a few miles).

    Sadly, I don't know of any way to buy Voo Dew other than ordering it from the manufacturer, as no shops carry it. Still, the bottle is going to last me a very long time, so I guess it's worth the hassle. Especially since it is such great stuff.


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