Chain Care

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bgnukem
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Re: Chain Care

Postby bgnukem » 2 Dec 2019, 12:18pm

Tried that for a while. Rubbing some oil between fingertips it did seem to have a slipperier feeling than motor oil / 3-in-1-type oil, felt more like Finish Line Green.

I found it quite messy though, worse than the FL at picking up muck.

Nebulous
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Re: Chain Care

Postby Nebulous » 2 Dec 2019, 12:27pm

Try Squirt Lube. Biodegradable wax.

https://www.squirtcyclingproducts.com/p ... chainlube/

Google for retailers but be warned, search for 'squirtlube' not 'squirt'. Definitely not the same stuff at all ;-)
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dim
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Re: Chain Care

Postby dim » 2 Dec 2019, 7:48pm

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Motorbike chain lube/wax .... Very good and better than bicyle chain lube IMHO ... £4.99 a can

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/29605 ... read the reviews

nigelnightmare
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Re: Chain Care

Postby nigelnightmare » 3 Dec 2019, 1:18am

Mike Sales wrote:
alexnharvey wrote:
I use beeswax to make it a bit softer and stickier.


Where do you get the beeswax?


Bee's. :roll:
Well you did ask!

I'll get me coat on the way out.

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fausto99
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Re: Chain Care

Postby fausto99 » 3 Dec 2019, 8:27am

nigelnightmare wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:
alexnharvey wrote:
I use beeswax to make it a bit softer and stickier.


Where do you get the beeswax?


Bee's. :roll:
Well you did ask!

I'll get me coat on the way out.

Bad apostrophe alert!!! :roll: :lol: :wink:

jk49
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Re: Chain Care

Postby jk49 » 3 Dec 2019, 9:28am

I get all the stuff (including beeswax) for my homebrew mixture from ebay sellers.
HTH

bgnukem
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Re: Chain Care

Postby bgnukem » 3 Dec 2019, 5:58pm

dim wrote:Image


Motorbike chain lube/wax .... Very good and better than bicyle chain lube IMHO ... £4.99 a can

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/29605 ... read the reviews


I've got reservations about dry lubes and their lack of mobility but that sounds worth a go at a fiver!

rjb
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Re: Chain Care

Postby rjb » 3 Dec 2019, 6:57pm

Anyone tried this chain wax spray.

"A fantastic lithium based chain wax.
It's non fling action firstly penetrates the chain in a liquid form then gets thicker in minutes protecting and lubricating the chain."

£3.25 for a 400ml can.

https://www.properjob.biz/shop/Chain-Wax-400ml-M2979

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