Re: Prolink actually stays, or chain tension doesn't allow squeak?



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jim beam

Guest
Phil, Non-Squid wrote:
> I used Prolink on my beater chain about 5 months ago. I've ridden it on
> short 1/2 mile trips on a daily basis, with a couple of wet rides. I
> haven't maintained it at all because my current job has distracts me from my
> interest in bikes, and the entire set of inner and outer plates is a nasty
> dry-rust mess at this point. However, there's no chain squeak. This is a
> SS with decently high tension on the chain. I also don't notice any dry
> chain roller "rattle."
>
> Is there no squeak because of the chain tension, or is it because the
> Prolink has actually maintained its lubricating properties?
>

who knows? for me, prolink lasts about a week, and yes, rust seems to
be a real issue. 15% chain saw oil in white spirit otoh lasts about 2
weeks. and no rust problems. but i'm reluctant to ascribe magical
properties to something where i don't know for sure what's going on.
 
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Jay Beattie

Guest
jim beam wrote:
> Phil, Non-Squid wrote:
> > I used Prolink on my beater chain about 5 months ago. I've ridden it on
> > short 1/2 mile trips on a daily basis, with a couple of wet rides. I
> > haven't maintained it at all because my current job has distracts me from my
> > interest in bikes, and the entire set of inner and outer plates is a nasty
> > dry-rust mess at this point. However, there's no chain squeak. This is a
> > SS with decently high tension on the chain. I also don't notice any dry
> > chain roller "rattle."
> >
> > Is there no squeak because of the chain tension, or is it because the
> > Prolink has actually maintained its lubricating properties?
> >

> who knows? for me, prolink lasts about a week, and yes, rust seems to
> be a real issue. 15% chain saw oil in white spirit otoh lasts about 2
> weeks. and no rust problems. but i'm reluctant to ascribe magical
> properties to something where i don't know for sure what's going on.


I have done double-blind testing and can state unequivocally that
Prolink is more magical than chan saw oil and white spirit.

I like Prolink. It is less messy than my usual 30 weight and it does
hold on pretty well in the rain. I have a bottle of "ATB oil" (it
looks like Mystery Oil) that works well, too. The only real POS oil I
have used up here is White Lightning, which washes off by the time I
get to the end of the driveway on a rainy day. Maybe I got a bottle
with the magic drained out of it. -- Jay Beattie.