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The one all purpose, all season bike lube--plus a bit of how to apply lube to your drivechain.
on August 1, 2007
I've tried wax based lubes, wet, dry, winter, you name it, and always end up coming back to teflon dry lube--specifically this one.
The only other lube I've tried that I would maybe use again is Cross-Country lube of the same brand, and only for really harsh weather conditions, because it stays on the chain a lot longer in a major downpour--so I don't have to relube a wet chain or suffer the fact that other lubes will wash out. Even in those circumstances though, the teflon lube holds up rather well.
Winter lubes don't thicken as easily at low temperatures, but teflon doesn't get the least bit sticky anyway.
Totally clean, and it does a nice job of flushing grime out of the individual links when applied.
To apply this lube most of the time, shift your chain to the largest chainring in the front and smallest cog in the back, run your chain through a rag to get the bulk of the grit and grime off (or use Lysol kitchen degreaser wet wipes), then apply one drop per link--starting and ending at the 'end pin' which is the one that looks different from the rest.
I typically don't lube the cogs and don't recommend anyone do so. It's a giant waste and it overlubes the drivechain. Instead, apply one drop to each link, then run the bike through all its gears so it gets a touch of lube on each tooth, just to prevent rusting and excess wear.
If you use the spray on version of this or any lube, apply, wait 20 minutes, then wipe off the excess by running the chain through a rag.
I typically apply lube every 100 kilometers (or 62 miles). I don't do it during rides, just try to remember to do it sometime in the proximity of that distance.