why do they use so much heavy-duty lube?



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Hi!

I was wondering if anyone can answer this question for me.. Over and over I see pro's drivetrain
being smothered in heavy lube, such as
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=photos/2003/tech/features/PRGW/gear_gwdsc00029

and

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=photos/2003/tech/features/PRGW/gear_gwdsc00015 if you look
close you can see they use something similar to Park's bicycle lube, which I thought should be used
only in headsets and bottom brackets..

Anyone know? aor maybe a pro-mechanic can answer?

Alexei
 
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Flashsteve

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My guess would be that it lubes well, won't wash off in the rain, and the rider does not have to
clean up the mess after the race.

Steve
 
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Xzzy

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maybe it's some old school thing that is still around. btw, I used Prolong Oil, it's a
"superlubricant" that bonds to metal and thus does not get gummy.

John Bickmore www.BicycleCam.com www.Feed-Zone.com

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> My guess would be that it lubes well, won't wash off in the rain, and the
rider
> does not have to clean up the mess after the race.
>
> Steve
 
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Ed Robbins

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It's hard to tell from the picture, but it may be paraffin(sp?) or wax, which is the ultimate way to
"lube" a chain.

Ed ______/////------------------ wrote:

>
> Hi!
>
> I was wondering if anyone can answer this question for me.. Over and over I see pro's drivetrain
> being smothered in heavy lube, such as
>
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=photos/2003/tech/features/PRGW/gear_gwdsc00029
>
> and
>
>
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=photos/2003/tech/features/PRGW/gear_gwdsc00015
> if you look close you can see they use something similar to Park's bicycle lube, which I thought
> should be used only in headsets and bottom brackets..
>
> Anyone know? aor maybe a pro-mechanic can answer?
>
>
> Alexei
 
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