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    Cool-blue Rhythm Chain Lube secrets!



    I was having problems keeping my drive train running good but it would always get very dry very fast. No lube seemed to do the trick. (i tried ALL of them) Then i found the secret that the bike industry doesn't want you to know about.

    My drive train was dry and crusty, without flavor.

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0709131957.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0709131957.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0709131957.jpg"/></a>





    Follow these easy steps to get buttery smooth shifting,


    First sneak into the fridge and find NON SALTED butter. I've heard of people using the salted kind and that's just stupid.

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    Get some butter but, NOT ALL OF IT. You'll piss the wife off if you steal all her butter.


    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0709131958a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0709131958a.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0709131958a.jpg"/></a>



    Start with a light coat gently turning the wheel backwards

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    Then just smash that sh*t in every nook and cranny.

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0709132000a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0709132000a.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0709132000a.jpg"/></a>


    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0709132001.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0709132001.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0709132001.jpg"/></a>



    And your good!!

    Here's the post ride shots.. been 2 months many miles and I'm still shifting smooth!

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    And if your wondering how my drive train feels..... Its like "butta"


    gonna rub some on my stanchions next.

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    Put some cheese on it - and here ya go with a sandwich.

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    Re: Chain Lube secrets!

    Any one else like to comment before i go butter up my bike? What about wd40?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aba Grizzly View Post
    Put some cheese on it - and here ya go with a sandwich.
    You dont want the shifting to be cheesy. You want it crisp... maybe rub a pickle on it. Their good on sandwickes too.

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    I put some cooking oil in my fork. Every now and then I put in some fries at the start of long descent for a trail side snack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTTURNER View Post
    I put some cooking oil in my fork. Every now and then I put in some fries at the start of long descent for a trail side snack.
    Thats why i use a totem. The 40mm stantchions can hold like two servings of freanch fries each. And just keep ketchup in your brake lines.

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    Since I'm dutch, I use mayonnaise. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos View Post
    Since I'm dutch, I use mayonnaise. :-)
    Thats what i use for chami cream

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    Your refrigerator needs a cleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Your refrigerator needs a cleaning.
    Your welcome to have a go at it any time your n New Mexico! Ill go check on that stain. Looks like butter covered in bread crumbs. I told the kids to use a knife when they put butter on toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Your refrigerator needs a cleaning.
    ..noticed that too. Looks like an old dried out black booger sittin in there chillin next to the butter.
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    im finding it odd that the people with small animal avatars are noting the food stain.. I better clean it right away before a small cat or dog wanders into my home and i got to take another stray to the pound

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    My drivetrain (and fridge) has never been that filthy. A lubed and CLEAN drivetrain will always provide the best performance. When using wet lubes, i will clean my drivetain about every 3 rides while doing post ride dry wipe downs and a quick drip relube. Wax lube and i will go 5-6 rides before a wash while doing dry wipe downs & relube after each ride. If i wanted, i could relube every 50-70mi while still being quiet and slick.

    Chain lubes are formulated not only for smooth running, but, to decrease wear. Keeping it slippery inside the rollers while flushing out the gunk is what they do. Since i ride SoCal, its dusty and dry. So, wax lube is what i use. This keeps a lot of the dust from sticking from the start. But, hey, as long as you're buying the chains, rings, and cassettes... run it sauteed or deep fried. I could care less.

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    Sure.
    Now remove all parts, soak in biodegradable mineral spirits, rinse in 90% isopropyl, then apply Rock n Roll Extreme. Rock"N"Roll Lubrication - Products - Bicycle Lube - Extreme Chain Lube
    It's bananas.
    My only affiliation with them is that I buy their lube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboy23 View Post
    My drivetrain (and fridge) has never been that filthy. A lubed and CLEAN drivetrain will always provide the best performance. When using wet lubes, i will clean my drivetain about every 3 rides while doing post ride dry wipe downs and a quick drip relube. Wax lube and i will go 5-6 rides before a wash while doing dry wipe downs & relube after each ride. If i wanted, i could relube every 50-70mi while still being quiet and slick.

    Chain lubes are formulated not only for smooth running, but, to decrease wear. Keeping it slippery inside the rollers while flushing out the gunk is what they do. Since i ride SoCal, its dusty and dry. So, wax lube is what i use. This keeps a lot of the dust from sticking from the start. But, hey, as long as you're buying the chains, rings, and cassettes... run it sauteed or deep fried. I could care less.
    Spoken like a true industry stooge. Butter works great i know your a fan of capitalism but, i dont spend money when i dont have to. Chain lube isnothing but hype and im not drinking the kool-aid

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    Re: Chain Lube secrets!

    The cranks churn smoother with salted butter IMHO. Either way, down with commercial lubes.

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    You know that you can probably purchase paraffin wax for cheaper than butter and it is the basis of a lot of dry chain lube function. It WILL work better than butter as well. Mix with a bit of PTFE and you can have a cheap great performing lube. Check out Friction Facts website for some of their testing and data on this subject.

    BTW, your "chain lube is nothing but hype" is a false statement. You have zero data or facts to support that statement. Your bias opinion is about as filthy as your drivetrain.

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    The best alternative to commercial chain lube I have found to date is the gel from a can of Spam. Or, generously rub head cheese all over your drivetrain. It works!
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    Fugilo- I realize you're just trolling and personally I think it's pretty funny, but now that a few people are starting to take you seriously I thought I should mention that I've actually seen this (and other creative cooking oils) used on bike drivetrains and like your photo proves- it's not a pretty sight.



    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    Butter works great i know your a fan of capitalism but, i dont spend money when i dont have to.
    You getting your butter for free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitale232 View Post
    The cranks churn smoother with salted butter IMHO. Either way, down with commercial lubes.
    Salted butter will lead to drivetrain corrosion.

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    Wax it!

    This is from Sheldon Brown...Its very easy. I use a coffee can on my electric stove, drop the wax in,heat it, then drop the chain in for an hour. I only do this with new chains and the wax I havebeen using is about 6 years old. The lubricating/waterproofing properties last for a really long time and doesnt attract dirt.

    "Waxing Chains
    An alternative approach to chain lubrication is to immerse the chain in hot wax. This is a variation on the oil/solvent approach. The hot wax is of a thin enough consistency that it can theoretically penetrate into the private parts of the chain, then when it cools off, you have a nice thick lubricant in place where it can do the most good. The major advantage to this approach is that, once cooled off, the wax is not sticky, and doesn't attract dirt to the outside of the chain as readily. Downsides of the wax approach include the fact that it is a great deal of trouble, and that wax is probably not as good a lubricant as oil or grease. Wax is flammable and should be heated in a double boiler or a warm oven."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiWolverine View Post
    The best alternative to commercial chain lube I have found to date is the gel from a can of Spam. Or, generously rub head cheese all over your drivetrain. It works!
    I knew you guys from that state up north never warsh!!

    Back on topic, as long as chain lube is non petroleum based I dont think you can really go wrong. Butter may work in a pinch but it wouldnt be my longterm solution to keepin my chain happy. I think if i was using foodstuffs Id go with crisco over real butter...that belongs on my toast...not my chain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalhack View Post
    Wax it!

    This is from Sheldon Brown...Its very easy. I use a coffee can on my electric stove, drop the wax in,heat it, then drop the chain in for an hour. I only do this with new chains and the wax I havebeen using is about 6 years old. The lubricating/waterproofing properties last for a really long time and doesnt attract dirt.

    "Waxing Chains
    An alternative approach to chain lubrication is to immerse the chain in hot wax. This is a variation on the oil/solvent approach. The hot wax is of a thin enough consistency that it can theoretically penetrate into the private parts of the chain, then when it cools off, you have a nice thick lubricant in place where it can do the most good. The major advantage to this approach is that, once cooled off, the wax is not sticky, and doesn't attract dirt to the outside of the chain as readily. Downsides of the wax approach include the fact that it is a great deal of trouble, and that wax is probably not as good a lubricant as oil or grease. Wax is flammable and should be heated in a double boiler or a warm oven."
    Coffe cans stove top burners drop the whole chain in..... We have a winner


    I might use a crock pot and let it slow cook for 12 hrs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Salted butter will lead to drivetrain corrosion.
    as well as clogged pin holes & high blood pressure for your chain...
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    Forget about butter... let your bike live "high on the hog" and slap some pork fat on there... no mo chain squealin and might do the same for your brakes too

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    Quote Originally Posted by edubfromktown View Post
    Forget about butter... let your bike live "high on the hog" and slap some pork fat on there... no mo chain squealin and might do the same for your brakes too
    Believe Fuglio's far more experienced in using butter to prevent "squealin' like a pig".
    Other than the nearby black crusty, notice anything else?


    (to the right of the knife) looks like a pube stuck in the butter.
    Uggh... appears that someone in the house is using butter for all their rides!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Believe Fuglio's far more experienced in using butter to prevent "squealin' like a pig".
    Other than the nearby black crusty, notice anything else?


    (to the right of the knife) looks like a pube stuck in the butter.
    Uggh... appears that someone in the house is using butter for all their rides!
    Do you put straighter in your pupes W? Im not judgeing just asking.

    I may or may not have found that knife on the floor


    But you got to keep it on the down low flying w. If my wife finds out ive been buttering you up booth our gooses will be cooked. (In bacon greese)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    Coffe cans stove top burners drop the whole chain in..... We have a winner


    I might use a crock pot and let it slow cook for 12 hrs
    Sounds delicious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Salted butter will lead to drivetrain corrosion.
    Are you reapplying every two months like Fugilo said? A generous interval like that really cuts back on the corrosion, and then the pros of salted outweigh the cons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
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    Fugly-O, you are being charged of high treason for breaking two cardinal rules of posting on Off Camber:

    1) You started a thread about cycling which is forbidden here.

    2) You posted pictures of bike stuff, too.

    What do you plead in this jury before your Heirs?

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    Fuglio, you are a true mental case! You know that a hungry bear is gonna attack your bike, break a tooth, get pi$$ed and then rip your head off.

    JB weld cant fix that!

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    Personally, I think the bear would would hire a lawyer to recover medical expenses and for pain and suffering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Fugly-O, you are being charged of high treason for breaking two cardinal rules of posting on Off Camber:

    1) You started a thread about cycling which is forbidden here.

    2) You posted pictures of bike stuff, too.

    What do you plead in this jury before your Heirs?
    Its the mods fault. It got moved from the drive train fourm. Have mercy on my soul.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post


    (to the right of the knife) looks like a pube stuck in the butter.
    Upon closer inspection, it looks as its though the black line is the butter wrapper. Or a hair. A hair is a good guess too.

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    Chain Lube secrets!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Salted butter will lead to drivetrain corrosion.
    I was thinking of using salted butter in the winter since it has a built in de-icing properties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I was thinking of using salted butter in the winter since it has a built in de-icing properties.
    You know, as crazy as that sounds, you might be on to something. Salted chain lube for winter riding, no more clogged cassettes or chainrings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    You know, as crazy as that sounds, you might be on to something. Salted chain lube for winter riding, no more clogged cassettes or chainrings.
    No such thing as a "heated" drive train for you Northerners yet? The heat would keep the ice melting constantly on contact. There's another one of my million dollar ideas for someone to jump on!

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    Chain Lube secrets!

    If I sold the idea for a million dollars, I would move back down south. Two problems solved
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    Chain Lube secrets!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    You know, as crazy as that sounds, you might be on to something. Salted chain lube for winter riding, no more clogged cassettes or chainrings.
    There may be a market for this. I use white lightening wax and in the winter, it freezes solid inside my insulated garage.
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    With all the carbon and Al bikes, corrosion wouldn't be an issue but the lube needs to stay on the chain and not get washed off by slush. I use diluted 30W motor oil on the chain and even as sticky as it is, it wears off rather quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    Its the mods fault. It got moved from the drive train fourm. Have mercy on my soul.

    sorry the only mercy you get in these here parts is at the mercy of tones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    sorry the only mercy you get in these here parts is at the mercy of tones.
    better capitalize that name there boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    better capitalize that name there boy
    Yes'um Master! Promise I behave. Pleeze done beat me no mo!

    WTF?... I'm far from PC, yet that be crazy talk. Best go see, ask, tell your doctor - it seems syphilis is eating your brain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    Its the mods fault. It got moved from the drive train fourm. Have mercy on my soul.

    Hehe, based on the names responding i figured this was an OC style trollin in another sub. Well played, great thread, never fails to amaze how many will bite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    No such thing as a "heated" drive train for you Northerners yet? The heat would keep the ice melting constantly on contact. There's another one of my million dollar ideas for someone to jump on!
    The closest thing I've come up with is to drink a lot on the ride and then if you get icing problems you just stop and piss it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    The closest thing I've come up with is to drink a lot on the ride and then if you get icing problems you just stop and piss it off.
    Perhaps you could run a tube with a couple spray nozzles aimed at the drive train.You wouldn't have to stop,you could pee while you ride!

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    Shhh, that was my million dollar idea.

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