Bike Chain Lube

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by jayson, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    >What's the preferred lube- I was previously using a silicone spray
    >which I liked but then switched to ProLink because I thought it might
    >do a better job. Unfortunately the ProLink is a dirt magnet much like
    >WD 40. Thanks...

    Motor oil works well. Drip a drop on each link and let it soak. Then wipe
    down the outside of the chain.

  2. In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >I use paraffin (Candle wax to those of you on the other side of the
    >pond). It takes a bit more on the user's part to get it inside the
    >links, but I think that is balanced out by the fact that it cleans the
    >old lube out of the chain at the same time, instead of having to clean
    >it as a separate operation.

    I use to do that. One summer I kept getting caught in the rain, and that made
    me stop using wax. A waxed chain will squeek after being wet for a short time.
    So I had to re-wax after every wet ride. Otherwise, it works surprising well.