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7th November 2011 #21
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- Oct 2011
- South Wales
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I would class Finish Line ceramic as a wet lube FBF, it stays wet, Squirt and White Lightning are dry wax lubes.
Last edited by Bally; 8th November 2011 at 9:40 PM.
17th November 2011 #28
17th November 2011 #29
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
At the opposite end of the scale to these experienced folks. I used Finish Line wet lube on my commuter chain all last winter. With my regime of bi-monthly chain cleans I was able to wear out my chain, cassette, and chain set in less than 10 months.
I've switched to dry lube and monthly cleans.
24th November 2011 #30
Article on BC "Top Tips: Looking after your chain by GB's Head Mechanic Mike Norris"
Lubricate the chain with a good quality bike-specific lubricant. The Tribologists (people devoted full-time to the science of reducing friction) have developed oils and additives which when used properly will make your drive-train more efficient and last longer. For wet conditions always use a ‘wet' lube and for dry conditions consider using a ‘dry' lube. Wet lubes penetrate the chain and get to the crucial roller/pin interface and stay wet resisting rain and mud intrusion to the chain - but they do attract dust (so wipe off any excess). In hot, dry conditions this can lead to a ‘paste' developing which can increase friction and wear - hence the importance of 1.
‘Dry' lube reduces the attraction of dust by using a light solvent carrier to get the friction reducing additives into the chain - the carrier evaporating once it's done its job. But I'm told by Tribolology experts that the additives aren't as effective as wet lubrication so I tend to use wet lube all year round. In summer I spend a little more time wiping off the excess and a bit more care applying less in the first place
What oil/lubrication/oil should I use?
If you only buy one get a bike specific ‘wet' lube.
Last edited by Bally; 24th November 2011 at 8:52 PM.