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    Favorite lube

    Not trying to start a pissing match here, but what is everybody's favorite lube? I assume everybody has a personal favorite; perhaps an old standby that has never let them down.

    Olive oil works great, but can stain. Usually I just use spit. Used to use Astroglide, but not anymore... and never use the warming kind. That ish will set your junk ablaze.
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    tri-flow

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    Lube for what? For example, for chain lubes it largely depends on your riding conditions. Do you ride in dry, dusty conditions or wet, muddy ones? It's like asking what type of tires you use. It's meaningless unless you know more information.

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    The natural kind.

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    Favorite lube-imageuploadedbytapatalk1358225371.568487.jpg
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    Ask Tone's

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    Seems as if astroglide is the main preference around here!

    Jk. I would like to know the answer as well. I have been debating on using some chain lube I use on my MX bike but its super tacky so I'm not thinkin it's a good idea

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    I've gone back and forth between thin lubes like White Lightning and thicker ones like Dumond Tech. I've settled on the latter, applied lightly and to each link junction, rather than just squirted on a moving chain, and then wiped as clean as I can get it. Works well for me.
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    O.k. I want to change my answer. The best is milk induced flem (not the green stuff)

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    Phil Wood Grease.

    I use that sh!t on everything.
    I ride a 26'er with tubes and rim brakes.
    Yeah, I'm basically living in the stone age.

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    chain = t9

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    Dog Spit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksaw87 View Post
    Phil Wood Grease.

    I use that sh!t on everything.
    That might cause blistering!

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    grease for bearings: I use the stuff chainsaw dealers sell for bar tips and needle bearings. I think the formulation is very similar to the sticky bike lubes, but half the cost.

    Oils: industrial chain lubes. Contains Molybdenum Sulfide. They're all the same.
    Shimano hub oil (grit your teeth and apply personal lube).

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    real men don't use lube

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    Frog Lube.
    Or Slip2000 EWL 30 if I'm lazy and don't want to remove the chain.

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    It's meaningless unless you know more information.

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    I've been using a new lube called "Chain Brew" since Summer... it's been working great in dry and wet conditions. And it smells like root beer

    CHAIN BREW - TERRAIN CONTROL INDUSTRIES

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    WD-40 for sure!!!!!!!















    Wait a minute....

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    There's a lot of chain talk in here. Are you all saying that you are in to s and m?
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    Totally condition and application dependent. When I lived in the NE, I used finishline wet. It's works awesome and lasts for ever. I couldn't understand why people used the wax based lubes like white lightning. Then I moved to the desert. Wet lubes gunk up everything here so now its wax based lube.

    For other applications, water based is the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Ask Tone's
    Lube for what? for your bike, or for surprise butt sex?
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Lube for what? for your bike, or for surprise butt sex?
    I ride a 26'er with tubes and rim brakes.
    Yeah, I'm basically living in the stone age.

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    What ever happened to good
    good old KY?

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    uhuhuhuhuhh...you said lube.

    I ride in mainly dry conditions and use White Lightning..no complaints. Keeps chain v. clean, just doesn't last more than few rides is the only real downside. I have considered trying Dummonde.
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    Does surprise buttsecks really need lube? Doesn't that ruin the surprise?
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    My wife rode the Aids Ride from SF to So Cal for many years. She tells that everyday someone would ask for/offer/need lube. It still makes her chuckle.

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    +1 for astroglide

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    You don't need lube if you know how to make it wet.

    A little bit of "playtime" goes a long way.


    Plus you save money. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    You don't need lube if you know how to make it wet.

    A little bit of "playtime" goes a long way.


    Plus you save money. =)
    Well yeah, if you're hung like a gnome. But, if you're hung like a horse, you better get some good lube!

    Hey, did you know they put serial #'s on rubbers now?

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    I've known that since the 7th grade.

    The sex ed teacher showed us on a banana. Then he made us decipher the S/N. The first 6 numbers are the date, the next 2 numbers is the factory location ID, the last 4 numbers is the manufacturers' reference code.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    You don't need lube if you know how to make it wet.

    A little bit of "playtime" goes a long way.


    Plus you save money. =)
    Maz, you're gonna bankrupt my global lube company with Tone's if you post statements like that.

    Buy our lube every one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Lube for what? for your bike, or for surprise butt sex?

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    Rock n Roll Extreme lube

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    I've heard that Astroglide was formulated specifically for the Surly Moonlander

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    I've heard that Astroglide was formulated specifically for the Surly Moonlander
    Well played.
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    pro gold or die... its awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad_OfTranssylvania View Post
    pro gold or die... its awesome
    The irony of a person with your username, posting a serious reply on a thread about lube, is completely awesome

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    A.T.B (Absolutely The Best) lube!

    Perfect for wet or dry. And a must for central Oregon riding.

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