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Posted on: 22nd Oct 2015 9:52 AM    Quote and Reply

I was using FinishLine for many years before switching to Triflow Superior Dry Lubricant. But I notice that it makes my chain turn black after one or two rides.

Any recommendation for a dry lubricant which does not do this?
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Posted on: 22nd Oct 2015 11:20 AM    Quote and Reply


F100. if your chain turns black means u apply too much already

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Posted on: 22nd Oct 2015 12:44 PM    Quote and Reply


i had put 1 drip on alternate chain link. Is this the norm?

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Posted on: 22nd Oct 2015 5:48 PM    Quote and Reply


On top of that u need to run it while holding a rag and touching the chain below so that the excess oil comes out and your chain hardly has oil (but still have)in it 

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Posted on: 22nd Oct 2015 10:30 PM    Quote and Reply


Squirt lube

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Posted on: 22nd Oct 2015 11:13 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by albatross: On top of that u need to run it while holding a rag and touching the chain below so that the excess oil comes out and your chain hardly has oil (but still have)in it "


I didn't do this. Thanks for the tip.

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Posted on: 22nd Oct 2015 11:20 PM    Quote and Reply


drip a drop of the lubricant only to the contact pin between each link, it is a bit more work but it will reduce over application of the lub, then clean the chain, the chain ring and the derailer puller with any cloth to remove access lub. Lubricating the link is not needed as they dont have a lot of frition between the chain ring and the derailer.

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Posted on: 25th Oct 2015 10:50 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by jacsonkyp1992: drip a drop of the lubricant only to the contact pin between each link, it is a bit more work but it will reduce over application of the lub, then clean the chain, the chain ring and the derailer puller with any cloth to remove access lub. Lubricating the link is not needed as they dont have a lot of frition between the chain ring and the derailer."


In one of my previous bikes, I didn't lubricate the links well enough, and it actually caused the chain-ring to be worn until some of the teeth were slightly sharp instead of round.

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Posted on: 27th Oct 2015 10:52 PM    Quote and Reply


It also depends on your type of lube. If dry ones , u need to lube more often as it easily will evaporate in 1 to 2 weeks or get wash off if kena rain . Upside is that it does not dirty your chain so much. 

Wet one is vice versa of dry one

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Posted on: 7th Dec 2015 5:38 PM    Quote and Reply


Pardon the noob question: Is there any difference in chain lube between bicycle and motorbike?
Gotten the spray lube from petrol kiosk, use it to spray the chain after each cycling session, but make a mess of the common corridor when I run the chains through the gears.

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Posted on: 7th Dec 2015 10:34 PM    Quote and Reply


Yes, motorbike one is thicker & wetter because chain on motor is thicker. may not be suitable for bicycle chain. My take is, just buy a lube design for  bicycle. Dry or wet one is up to u. less than $20 can get

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