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    Rock n Roll congealed - time for new lube?

    I have been using Rock n Roll Absolute Dry lube this summer and it has worked well. This morning, I found my Rock n Roll Absolute Dry congealed. I assume it congealed because it has been getting colder outside.

    Having rode through a deep creek yesterday, I wanted to relube my chain, and popped the bottle of lube in the microwave, thinking that would liquefy the lube. It did enough, for me to get it out of the bottle and onto the chain. But then I could see gobs of congealed lube on my chain. By the time I cleaned the visible lube from the chain, the lube in the bottle and congealed again.

    Does anyone know why the lube congealed? It hasn't been below 40 degrees Fahrenheit here. Any recommendations for cold weather lube? I prefer to keep my chain lube on the carport where I work on my bikes. Is that a bad idea? My theory is, a lube needs to stay liquid outside as that is where I ride and my bikes stay in an unheated shed or on the carport.
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    My biodegradable Bar and Chain oil stays fluid at below freezing temps and works better than any lube I've used in over 19 years of mountain biking.

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    I have heard a lot of bikers using bar oil, thanks for the recommendation.
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    Yeah. But at freezing temps it's SO thick. You would need to warm it up some how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProjectDan35 View Post
    Yeah. But at freezing temps it's SO thick. You would need to warm it up some how.
    Pour point is -30 degrees...

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    To the OP - RnR is a wax-based lube, so when the temperature drops, it solidifies. All you need to do is have patience and hold it in your hands for as long as required to get it to resuspend again. Depending on temps etc, it can take a while. Either keep the lube inside of use something else during winter.

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    I found that RnR gels below 45 degrees. So I am switching for the winter back to Finish Line Wet.
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