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8/9/2014 2:31 PM

what is everyones opinion on dry chain lubes? are they actually as good as wet lubes? or is there any difference

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8/9/2014 3:13 PM

I have the white lightning dry lube stuff and it kinda sucks. it sorta keeps your chain cleaner but that dosen't matter to me, after a few days of it being applied it's dry and makes noise. I just use wd-40 even though it's a degreeser. just don't use it on your bearings

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8/9/2014 3:54 PM

MidWestBMX wrote:

I have the white lightning dry lube stuff and it kinda sucks. it sorta keeps your chain cleaner but that dosen't matter to me, after a few days of it being applied it's dry and makes noise. I just use wd-40 even though it's a degreeser. just don't use it on your bearings

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8/9/2014 3:58 PM

MidWestBMX wrote:

I have the white lightning dry lube stuff and it kinda sucks. it sorta keeps your chain cleaner but that dosen't matter to me, after a few days of it being applied it's dry and makes noise. I just use wd-40 even though it's a degreeser. just don't use it on your bearings

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? what

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8/9/2014 4:15 PM

MidWestBMX wrote:

? what

WD40 is horrible for your chain, yes you can use it on your chain but then you must relube it right away. No lube = shitting drive train = more prone to breaking/making noises.


I assume you mean this stuff


Which in mine & a lot of other peoples opinions is one of the best chain lubes out there. Goes on nicely, doesn't leave a thick coat, and prevents dirt from being caked on. If your drive train is making noise then there's probably something else contributing to it, or you're not cleaning your chain. A good way to do that is to put some white lightning lube on the chain as you back pedal the bike a few times, take a rag and clean the chain off by holding onto the chain under the chainstays and backpedaling, then lube the chain up again. Works wonders with mine and my drive train is completely silent and doesn't attract dirt nearly as much as other lubes I've used.



Also, to answer your question OP, a dry lube like what I posted above (White lightning) works best in my opinion. Goes on a bit wet but dries up quickly and works nicely. I've used other lubes like 3 in 1 oil and while that feels like it lubes the chain more, it also attracts dirt and after awhile if you brush up against it, it leaves lube all over whatever you touched it with. I've used both, and after riding dirt jumps for 10 minutes, my chain was caked in dirt with the 3 in 1 oil. After riding dirt for at least 20 minutes using the white lightning, there was only a bit of dust on the chain.


As for what works best, I've had no problems with either aside from one attracting more dirt and the white lightning seems to last longer and doesn't need cleaned as often

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8/9/2014 4:50 PM
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since I started riding i've always used wd-40 on all my bikes, never snapped a chain for 3 years until I used this stuff for a few weeks. snapped a bluebird chain -_- Needless to say, i'm back on wd-40. When I was using clean ride, once it dried on it felt like there was sand in my chain. when i'm using wd, it just feels smoother and stays quiet. I'm not saying wd-40 is somehow better, but it hasn't failed me yet.

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8/9/2014 4:56 PM

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8/9/2014 5:18 PM

MidWestBMX wrote:

since I started riding i've always used wd-40 on all my bikes, never snapped a chain for 3 years until I used this stuff for a few weeks. snapped a bluebird chain -_- Needless to say, i'm back on wd-40. When I was using clean ride, once it dried on it felt like there was sand in my chain. when i'm using wd, it just feels smoother and stays quiet. I'm not saying wd-40 is somehow better, but it hasn't failed me yet.

Gotta be something else contributing to the bluebird snap. Chain lube doesn't make them break. Period.

WD40 MAKES lubes, but just the general spray degreaser crap is a terrible choice as it removes lubrication, and leaves it dry. I STRONGLY recommend using something else.

I use FinishLine Dry Lube. Works great, doesn't attract dirt, and keeps things quiet.

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8/9/2014 6:43 PM

MidWestBMX wrote:

since I started riding i've always used wd-40 on all my bikes, never snapped a chain for 3 years until I used this stuff for a few weeks. snapped a bluebird chain -_- Needless to say, i'm back on wd-40. When I was using clean ride, once it dried on it felt like there was sand in my chain. when i'm using wd, it just feels smoother and stays quiet. I'm not saying wd-40 is somehow better, but it hasn't failed me yet.

dave lawrence wrote:

Gotta be something else contributing to the bluebird snap. Chain lube doesn't make them break. Period.

WD40 MAKES lubes, but just the general spray degreaser crap is a terrible choice as it removes lubrication, and leaves it dry. I STRONGLY recommend using something else.

I use FinishLine Dry Lube. Works great, doesn't attract dirt, and keeps things quiet.

Yeah i bought some finishine dry lube. i used it on my chain and it just doesnt feel like its lubed, but thats the point. But i will continue to use it because i have no complaints, thanks

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8/9/2014 6:48 PM

MidWestBMX wrote:

since I started riding i've always used wd-40 on all my bikes, never snapped a chain for 3 years until I used this stuff for a few weeks. snapped a bluebird chain -_- Needless to say, i'm back on wd-40. When I was using clean ride, once it dried on it felt like there was sand in my chain. when i'm using wd, it just feels smoother and stays quiet. I'm not saying wd-40 is somehow better, but it hasn't failed me yet.

I use dry lubes but as far as wet lubes wd-40 works as well as any other. It is a cleaner but also contains several lubricants. People are on a bandwagon of thinking it's terrible for chains for some reason. Nothing wrong with using it on your chain. It is a lubricant.

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8/9/2014 10:54 PM

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8/9/2014 11:09 PM

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8/10/2014 7:48 AM

WD-40 is a displacement spray, it drives all the water out of grease and lubricant, it's intended for cleaning and then regreasing whatever you are using.

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8/10/2014 10:00 AM
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Mychaylo wrote:

WD-40 is a displacement spray, it drives all the water out of grease and lubricant, it's intended for cleaning and then regreasing whatever you are using.



#1............ It IS a Lubricant. Yes it's drives out water. Which almost all lubricants do. Unless they are water based. Which the only water based I ever heard of are sold in the planned parenthood section of walmart so I hope you aren't using sex lube on your chain.

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8/10/2014 2:32 PM

For the millionth time on this website, WD40 is NOT a lubricant. Yes it can be used in a pinch to lube something up, much like you can substitute a AAA battery for a AA battery (using aluminum foil to take up the gaps) but it will not yield the same results, won't last long at all, and you should replace if asap. WD40 is a solvent, meaning it removes grease & other things, and protects against rust. Go clean our your driver & bearings and replace them with just WD40 and see how long they last.

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8/10/2014 3:16 PM
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I'm not gunna argue when I can Just read the can..... I've used it and know people that used it for years and NEVER had an issue.
If your chain chews up your driver you should get a better driver, new chain or align them better. No lube is gunna fix that lol

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8/10/2014 5:17 PM

Number 1 = lubricant, ok fair play it can be used if something's bound but not as a proper solution
Number 4 = Removes...grease? the prime lubricant on bikes?

Sweet, ima fill mah bearings with the lubricant removing lubricant.

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8/10/2014 5:22 PM

I use WD40 instead of grease, anti-seize, and lube because I can read and science.

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8/10/2014 5:25 PM

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8/10/2014 5:29 PM

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8/10/2014 5:40 PM

What ever grease is in my shed, most of the time it leaves a think black gunk on my driver

I'm gonna need bigger bars

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8/10/2014 5:44 PM

i really dont lube my chain much, a quick spray of wd40 or silicone lubricant, never had any problems or funny noises whatsoever

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8/10/2014 5:44 PM

brb, removing all the grease in my bearings/driver with the de-greaser known as WD40, then replacing it with the lubricant (according to WoahD) WD40







Wait a second...

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8/10/2014 8:05 PM
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sundaybmxRR wrote:

brb, removing all the grease in my bearings/driver with the de-greaser known as WD40, then replacing it with the lubricant (according to WoahD) WD40







Wait a second...

Your comparing apples to oranges. Wd40 is an oil, it is not grease. You grease bearings... And you oil chains. It's very simple. You wouldn't put white lightning chain lube on your bearings... Does that mean it's not good for your chain either? No one said grease your bottom bracket or wheels with Wd40. You don't put bearing grease on your chain, does that mean it won't work on your bb either?? Just because it doesn't work on your BB doesn't mean it won't work on your chain. They are totally different.

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8/10/2014 8:12 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

brb, removing all the grease in my bearings/driver with the de-greaser known as WD40, then replacing it with the lubricant (according to WoahD) WD40







Wait a second...

WoahD wrote:

Your comparing apples to oranges. Wd40 is an oil, it is not grease. You grease bearings... And you oil chains. It's very simple. You wouldn't put white lightning chain lube on your bearings... Does that mean it's not good for your chain either? No one said grease your bottom bracket or wheels with Wd40. You don't put bearing grease on your chain, does that mean it won't work on your bb either?? Just because it doesn't work on your BB doesn't mean it won't work on your chain. They are totally different.

this
grease gives hubs more reliable resistance that a light oil
in rc car differentials, you can use silicone oil, which is extremely inconsistent or grease, guess which one everyone uses?

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8/10/2014 8:25 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

brb, removing all the grease in my bearings/driver with the de-greaser known as WD40, then replacing it with the lubricant (according to WoahD) WD40







Wait a second...

WoahD wrote:

Your comparing apples to oranges. Wd40 is an oil, it is not grease. You grease bearings... And you oil chains. It's very simple. You wouldn't put white lightning chain lube on your bearings... Does that mean it's not good for your chain either? No one said grease your bottom bracket or wheels with Wd40. You don't put bearing grease on your chain, does that mean it won't work on your bb either?? Just because it doesn't work on your BB doesn't mean it won't work on your chain. They are totally different.

bmxsteve99 wrote:

this
grease gives hubs more reliable resistance that a light oil
in rc car differentials, you can use silicone oil, which is extremely inconsistent or grease, guess which one everyone uses?

Now your comparing 2 totally different things. On a totally different subject. This isn't vitalRC. I'm talking about bikes. Idk anything about rc cars and have no interest in them. If that silicone stuff is so good for stuff go lube your whole bike up with it. Chain, bb, headset, wheels, seat tube, grips, seat, and tires too don't wanna miss any swag points when you power slide.

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8/10/2014 8:27 PM

bmxsteve99 wrote:

this
grease gives hubs more reliable resistance that a light oil
in rc car differentials, you can use silicone oil, which is extremely inconsistent or grease, guess which one everyone uses?

But on roller coaster wheels they grease and then lube, then spray in jizz, that matters.

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8/10/2014 8:27 PM

WoahD wrote:

Your comparing apples to oranges. Wd40 is an oil, it is not grease. You grease bearings... And you oil chains. It's very simple. You wouldn't put white lightning chain lube on your bearings... Does that mean it's not good for your chain either? No one said grease your bottom bracket or wheels with Wd40. You don't put bearing grease on your chain, does that mean it won't work on your bb either?? Just because it doesn't work on your BB doesn't mean it won't work on your chain. They are totally different.

bmxsteve99 wrote:

this
grease gives hubs more reliable resistance that a light oil
in rc car differentials, you can use silicone oil, which is extremely inconsistent or grease, guess which one everyone uses?

WoahD wrote:

Now your comparing 2 totally different things. On a totally different subject. This isn't vitalRC. I'm talking about bikes. Idk anything about rc cars and have no interest in them. If that silicone stuff is so good for stuff go lube your whole bike up with it. Chain, bb, headset, wheels, seat tube, grips, seat, and tires too don't wanna miss any swag points when you power slide.

what i am saying is that an enclosed area with moving parts is best filled up with grease

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8/10/2014 8:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/10/2014 8:34 PM

bmxsteve99 wrote:

this
grease gives hubs more reliable resistance that a light oil
in rc car differentials, you can use silicone oil, which is extremely inconsistent or grease, guess which one everyone uses?

WoahD wrote:

Now your comparing 2 totally different things. On a totally different subject. This isn't vitalRC. I'm talking about bikes. Idk anything about rc cars and have no interest in them. If that silicone stuff is so good for stuff go lube your whole bike up with it. Chain, bb, headset, wheels, seat tube, grips, seat, and tires too don't wanna miss any swag points when you power slide.

bmxsteve99 wrote:

what i am saying is that an enclosed area with moving parts is best filled up with grease

I agree 100% with that, didn't read your first post correctly. I thought it was Sundaybmxrr arguing that the oil would be better for hubs. Lol my bad.

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8/10/2014 11:19 PM

I remember when I first started riding, I hated grease mainly cause it was dirty. Now, I put the slightest bit of grease on nearly everything, except things like my seatpost. I also remember making a thread telling everyone I used sex lube my cassette hubs, and it's NOT a lie, haha. I still do to this very day, Astroglide ftw! But on a serious note, soaking my chains in motor oil or just slathering every inch of the chain in white lithium grease does the job. But yeah, common sense tells you to dry off excess as much as possible, or else the chain does even worse being dirty than just being dry.

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