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    Cold Temps Lube

    Advice, please, on lube for freewheels and BB's when the temps go subzero. Thanks!

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    Last edited by sean salach; 10-28-2009 at 01:25 PM.

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    Thanks! I'll check these out.

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    Triflow and Pedros's Ice wax work great down to -35 C...

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    At -35F I have found the best lubricant to be a six pack of beer.

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    ...and astrolube.

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    Un-questionably

    Some of the lubes mentioned are good.

    If you are really concerned and looking for best subzero perfomance...Soup is the way to go.

    Tell Paul I said hello.

    http://www.morningstartools.com/about_ushtml.htm

    Martin

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    The best -35 lube would be a tall glass of ice, 2 ounces of Sailor Jerry's, top off with Coke.

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    I checked out the Morningstar Soup. Interesting. In question is a basically new ACS SS freewheel that I will be using on my winter rig. I am questioning the best way to de-lube it and then re-lube with my cold weather stuff. Is it possible to just let it soak in a solvent and then re-soak in a certain lube (when it had been thoroughly dried out)?

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    Yes. ACS freewheels are incredibly simple and easy to do stuff like that with. However, for a freewheel, which I use all year long on one of my bikes, I would avoid a grease or grease substitute and stick with a light action oil lubricant. Most of them should work fin in lower temps. and considering they're all-metal construction, I recommend bringing a pocket torch with you to melt all the ice and lube out of there in case it does somehow freeze up.

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