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I have bin useing T9 chain lube it goes on thin and gets thicker , maybe too thick for this weather, it is down in the low 50s and getting colder. So I ask you what do you use for chain lube and do you go to something different in colder weather.
 

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Unless viscosity is an issue for you, I wouldn't worry about how thick or thin it is. More importantly, do you get a lot of rain? If so, how does it hold up in wet weather?
 

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I use full synthetic motor oil, unless I'm planning on seeing a lot of mud (I really hate mud) and in that case I'll spend the money on white lightning, or bum some off of someone else.
 

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I've been using Rock & Roll Extreme (blue) lube for the better part of a year now. In addition to lubing your chain it also cleans it and helps to keep it clean. This will be the first winter I've used it, so we'll see how it works over the next few months. So far, it's worked fine from the low 40's up to 100°F.

This stuff can be kinda hard to find. Due to popular demand, my LBS is now carrying it, but if you can't find it around and want to give it a try, here's their website: Rock"N"Roll Lubrication ... the King of Lubes
 

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I've found that Astroglide works well in the winter. The propylene glycol helps to prevent ice from forming on the chain (and crank).
 

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Unless viscosity is an issue for you, I wouldn't worry about how thick or thin it is. More importantly, do you get a lot of rain? If so, how does it hold up in wet weather?
Well I thaught the T9 was making the chain feel stif and maybe a little slow. I don't ride in hard rain as I can pick any time I want to ride. The new chain thay put on the bike seams to have a non thickining lube. I like to lube the chain every 100 miles or so, I brush it wipe it with wd40 on a rag and lube every link bouth sides to make sure it gets between the plates not just on the roolers. then I wipe it down after 30 minutes
 

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Well I thaught the T9 was making the chain feel stif and maybe a little slow. I don't ride in hard rain as I can pick any time I want to ride. The new chain thay put on the bike seams to have a non thickining lube. I like to lube the chain every 100 miles or so, I brush it wipe it with wd40 on a rag and lube every link bouth sides to make sure it gets between the plates not just on the roolers. then I wipe it down after 30 minutes
WD40 is not for your chain. Ever.
 

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I should have bin more clear I use the WD40 to remove buildup befor useing a chain lube like T9. Are you saying I should not use it for cleaning the chain befor lubeing it. I can see where it might dilute the chain lube from its resado.
 

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I should have bin more clear I use the WD40 to remove buildup befor useing a chain lube like T9. Are you saying I should not use it for cleaning the chain befor lubeing it. I can see where it might dilute the chain lube from its resado.
Unless you dry it completely, you're leaving WD40 on your chain, and it's going to dissolve your lube. When you wipe it down, you're only removing external dirt, which doesn't wear your chain anyway.
 

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If you want cheap degreaser, rather than WD40, it's much better to use equally cheap and available carb and choke cleaner or less toxic and a little less effective brake clean.
 

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how often should one lube there chain?Thanks
 

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how often should one lube there chain?Thanks
Depends on riding conditions, distance ridden, and type of lube. I used to lube my chain before every ride, but I can go 2 or 3 rides usually before I start to hear the telltale sounds of lack-o-lube.
 

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When i clean my chain, i use a mixture of deisel/oil in a ratio of 75/25. The deisel cleans the chain while the oil lubricates it.
 
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