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Best Chain degreaser and lube?, I use White Lightning - Clean
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post Jun 20 2012, 12:27 AM
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but it tends to make a mess and seems to attract dirt/grime..what do you guys use?
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post Jun 20 2012, 05:28 AM
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I use Chainel #5 seems great to me
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post Jun 20 2012, 06:57 AM
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Just this year, I started using Spin Power products. Great stuff. It's also sold at Performance Bike shops under their Spin Doctor name. I've suggested it to many people here locally and everyone seems to like it.

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post Jun 20 2012, 07:32 AM
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QUOTE (K Robison @ Jun 20 2012, 08:57 AM) *
Just this year, I started using Spin Power products. Great stuff. It's also sold at Performance Bike shops under their Spin Doctor name. I've suggested it to many people here locally and everyone seems to like it.

Ken


That is a good one for sure. Also, Prolink (Made in Georgia) is another good one. I've been using it for a few seasons and it works great. It's not the cleanest lube out there though.

My new favorite is Finishline ceramic wet. Without a doubt the best lube I've ever used and I have access to and test a lot of them. You have to apply it EXACTLY the way Finishline recommends or it sucks. I applied it to a dirty chain the first time and it was horrible. It loaded up so bad my chain was binding.

The trick is to thoroughly stripyour chain beforehand. Remove it and strip it w/ Kerosene or something. Regular degreaser is not thorough enough. completely clean the cog and chainring as well. Reinstall and add ONE drop to each roller. Spin it a few times and let it sit overnight, then wipe off the access. It still attracts a bit of dirt, but it wipes off easily and it runs cleaner the more you use it. Relube maybe once a month or so. When used correctly there are no chainring tattoos and it runs rally quiet. I have noticed an increase in chain life as well.

In the past, I have never put much thought into lubing a chain, but this stuff is better than anything I have ever used.

http://www.finishlineusa.com/products/ceramic_wet_lube.htm

This stuff is awesome for brake cables:

http://www.finishlineusa.com/products/stanchion-lube.htm
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post Jun 20 2012, 07:27 PM
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We use Rock and Roll Gold at the shop...Works really well...

Brian
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post Jun 20 2012, 07:35 PM
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friend uses finishline ceramic, swears by it
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post Jun 20 2012, 09:36 PM
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Spin Products and Finishline are both good lubes. But there is no lube that I know of that targets BMX as it's primary application. Of all the lubes I have used, by far the most effective is Boeshield T-9. When applied properly, it is an outstanding lube and does not attract dust & grit, thus extending the life of all the drive train components. It is a dry (wax) type lube, but does not build up severly as many wax lubes do. It isn't the least expensive lube out there, but the results are worth it. The spray can be used to clean as well as lube the chain. The 4 oz. liquid bottle is a season plus of lube. After a season of use, you may want to throughly clean the chain to remove the minor build-up, then go again. Good luck.
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post Jun 20 2012, 09:52 PM
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T-9 is by far the best chain lube I've ever used. It's a cleaner/lube and it's the only one of it's kind I've come across that doesn't make the drivetrain noisy after it's applied.
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post Jun 20 2012, 10:57 PM
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QUOTE (lumpy @ Jun 20 2012, 06:27 PM) *
We use Rock and Roll Gold at the shop...Works really well...

Brian

I have used this and liked it very well.
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post Jun 21 2012, 11:46 AM
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Best chain cleaner? Diesel fuel.
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