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Last Post 01/13/2022 07:40 AM by Hot Habanero. 9 Replies.
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huckleberry

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05/08/2021 04:27 PM
I've been using the same brand of chain lube - Dumonde Tech - for the past 20+ years and my latest bottle is about out, and I am thinking of trying something new. I like what I have, but should learn about possible alternatives. Any recommendations? Gracias!
6ix

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05/08/2021 06:02 PM
Friend of mine turned me on to Rock n' Roll Gold. I use the Gold for MTB and gravel, and the RED variety for road. I've been pretty impressed so far.

I did venture into the whole waxing thing about a year ago. Not worth it at all. Was trying the WendWax 'deodorant' method and it is absolutely silent for the first 40 miles. After that, a serious pain and it's a mess with bunch of black gunk chunks.

It's seriously easier to just replace the chain every 1,000-1,500 miles assuming you can find one. I've actually had incredibly good luck using an XTR 12-speed chain on my Dura-Ace 11-spd stuff. Crazy as it sounds, it's super quiet and works great.
huckleberry

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05/08/2021 06:27 PM
I'll check out Rock n' Roll.

I've had great luck with chain longevity thus far with the Dumonde Tech.
longslowdistance

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05/08/2021 06:37 PM
Ditto. Or you can make your own with synthetic motor oil and mineral spirits. That’s the Sam’s club option if you’re running a fleet
smokey52

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05/08/2021 09:24 PM
I haven't tried it, but I heard that diesel fuel works as a good chain cleaner and lube using the "remove chain and shake in a can" technique.
Funk

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05/15/2021 08:54 PM
Ditto on the Rock n' Roll. They also make a blue version that is really good for the dirt. I also use the red for the road and it really keeps the mess to a minimum.
Cosmic Kid

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05/20/2021 03:32 PM
Also used Rock & Roll Gold a fair amount.....no complaints, except on dry, dusty gravel where it seems to fade out pretty quickly....but almost any lube does in thsoe conditions.

Been using Muc-Off Ceramic Dry Lube lately.....also very good. Seems to last a bit longer than the Rock & Roll Gold. Would recommend this one as well.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Habanero

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01/12/2022 09:55 AM
I have tried almost every lube out there, including making my own homebrew when I ran a shop, and I have found nothing that works better than Chain L. It lasts a very long time in all conditions and runs wicked quiet.
http://www.chain-l.com/
smokey52

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01/12/2022 10:02 PM
This post may be buried. Not too much activity in the MB threads. Maybe repost in a more active thread?
btw, I still haven't tried diesel.
Habanero

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01/13/2022 07:40 AM
Good point Smokey - thanks!
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