/ Road bike lubricant.
So, I've always thought and conformed to: Wet lube in the winter/rainy periods and Dry lube in the summer; this has always seemed to serve me well. However, I've seen articles recently stating the reverse and all sorts.
What do you use? Wet lube/Dry lube/summer/winter?
I used to use the wet lube for winter, dry lube for summer regime but have switched to the ceramic lube and it seems to hold up well without attracting dirt. All in the (I think) dry line range.
I think wet lube is filthy stuff - I use a mix of wet lube and GT85. Still filthy, but not so bad and easier to clean off and start again
In the summer (what's that?) just dry, but seeing as it hasn't been dry for ages, still use the above.
Having tried almost everything over the years my current favourite is Castrol Racing chain wax (for motorbikes).
It comes in a green aerosol can and is available at Halfords.
It's the best general purpose chain lube I've ever used. It doesn't wash off easily and isn't so sticky that it attracts lots of dirt.
I use GT85 and a cloth to clean my chain and then and then I lube it with the Castrol chain wax.
> Having tried almost everything over the years my current favourite is Castrol Racing chain wax (for motorbikes).
> It comes in a green aerosol can and is available at Halfords.
> It's the best general purpose chain lube I've ever used. It doesn't wash off easily and isn't so sticky that it attracts lots of dirt.
> I use GT85 and a cloth to clean my chain and then and then I lube it with the Castrol chain wax.
I'll give that a try. I oiled my chain on Tuesday morning and after a couple of very wet / salty rides home, by Thursday evening it was completely dry, rusting nicely and squeaking like a workman in a fluorescent jacket's bike.
Great to be able to narrow it down a little; there's so many about!
I like fenwicks stealth lube. Seems to do the job winter and summer
This is what I was on about - (Finish Line) http://www.wiggle.co.uk/finish-line-ceramic-wet-lubricant-120ml-bottle/
was recently recommended ACF50 as being the mutt's nuts. only just making it's way into biking circles (i think).
have always used finish line cross country wet but looking to switch to dry for my track bike in the near future
The rest of that blog is amazing! Slightly risky at work but it burned an hour out of my day...where am I?
You really like that ceramic stuff. I find it just soaks up dirt and turns black. It may in fact be excellent but it's just dirty and has no place on my lovely road bike.
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