Lub

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Tripped, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Tripped

    Tripped New Member

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    Hey,
    I'm on a tight budget and is there any other cheap alternatives to propper chain lube? I've worked out that Engin Oil designed for cars are cheaper than what i buy for my bike, is there any chance of using that?[​IMG]
     
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  2. John M

    John M New Member

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    Some cyclists use motor oil. It works well as a lube but attracts a lot of dirt. If you don't mind frequent cleaning, it would be cheap.
     
  3. RickF

    RickF New Member

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    If you cut motor oil 1:2 with mineral spirits (1 part motor oil to two parts mineral spirits), apply it the night before you ride, and wipe the surface of the chain clean with a rag before you ride, the oil will penetrate beter and will attrack a lot less dirt (because the surface, where the lub is not needed, is clean and dry).
     
  4. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    i reckon all the fancy bike shop lubes are a ripoff :)

    I use all-purpose stuff from the supermarket.
     
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