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#2476971 - 12/30/11 01:15 AM Interesting idea: Silicone as chain lube
ueberooo Offline


Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 702
Loc: Portland, Oregon
I found this testament just now and think that's a mighty interesting idea to clean up the dirty bike chain. I'll probably have to wait for drier weather till I really can start to successfully use the silly cone for the actual chain lube:

Silly cone as chain lube

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Posted by LittleBigMan 04-13-01, 10:41 PM
You know I am not an expert on bike repairs, but...

I once put some silicon "oil" (not really designed for lubrication, but I thought, 'Darn, this stuff is really slippery, and it says it's silicon (really techno-cool).' So I put it on the chain.

Hit a cool rainstorm on the way home. Soon I started hearing this sound, like chirping birds. By the time I got home, I was cringing past every person within earshot of me, hoping they wouldn't think I was riding a cheap bike!

Good news, though. It disappeared after I added a little petro-based oil. Guess that'll larn me: never use oil labled "Xerox". wink
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#2477091 - 12/30/11 08:26 AM Re: Interesting idea: Silicone as chain lube [Re: ueberooo]
gman2304 Offline


Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 2170
Loc: n.c.
I have used silicone chain lube on my motorcycle chain for several years . It works great and doesn't attract dirt. I buy the Dupont brand at Lowes hardware and its only about 6 dollars for a large can. Hope this helps, Thanks, G

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#2477286 - 12/30/11 11:39 AM Re: Interesting idea: Silicone as chain lube [Re: ueberooo]
JOD Offline


Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 3209
Loc: PNW/WA
Umm....you live in Portland. Let me just say that this isn't going to work!

I've used it before in a pinch, and it'll "work", but after about 2 minutes in the rain and you'll have a chirping chain. It can work in dry weather, but it shears like crazy, so you'll get about 2-4 hours of ride time before you have to re-apply.

Pretty much the best chain lube you can use is 3 in 1 oil. Just apply it sparingly, let it sit for a while and wipe off the excess (the visible lube isn't going anything except attracting dirt). I use this all year and it works great in all conditions.

More than you ever wanted to read about bicycle chain lube: http://www.biketechreview.com/forum/1-general-discussion/21680-comparison-of-chain-lubes

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#2480489 - 01/02/12 05:01 PM Re: Interesting idea: Silicone as chain lube [Re: ueberooo]
Cujet Offline


Registered: 02/15/03
Posts: 6069
Loc: Jupiter, Florida
I've tried some Silicone based chain lubes. I'm not impressed.

What I came up with is Bel-Ray Zinc based motorcycle chain lube, as it's totally dry. Then add some GT-85, a very light lubricant, as it's way better than WD-40 (which contains little to no oil)

My "mix" works quite well and remains fairly dry. It's also easy to tell when the chain needs cleaning, as the white zinc starts to turn black.
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#2522108 - 02/01/12 04:40 PM Re: Interesting idea: Silicone as chain lube [Re: ueberooo]
[RT] ProjUltraZ Offline


Registered: 12/16/04
Posts: 1060
Loc: Honolulu, HI
i saw a website where they used graphite powder and wax to seal it into the chain spaces. but haven't tried it. i use Finish line wet lube as it rains here and i don't like relubing more than once every two months or so. i ride 30 to 40 miles per week commute

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#2524023 - 02/03/12 11:07 AM Re: Interesting idea: Silicone as chain lube [Re: [RT] ProjUltraZ]
Surestick Offline


Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 187
Loc: Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: [RT
ProjUltraZ]It rains here and i don't like relubing more than once every two months or so. i ride 30 to 40 miles per week commute


You can't expect any chain lube to last that long under those conditions.
Even a motorcycle o-ring chain would need more frequent lubrication application that that if used in the rain.

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#2571136 - 03/17/12 11:27 PM Re: Interesting idea: Silicone as chain lube [Re: ueberooo]
heyu Offline


Registered: 07/06/10
Posts: 344
Loc: Ohio
just a opinion ,I have tried all kind of products for chain lube on a dirt bike and what last the longest i have found is Transmission fluid
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#2572155 - 03/19/12 07:05 AM Re: Interesting idea: Silicone as chain lube [Re: ueberooo]
Hokiefyd Offline


Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 14505
Loc: Top of Virginia
This is the best I've found:

http://www.whitelightningco.com/products/easy-lube.htm

They also have a "wet ride" product, but I prefer the "easy lube".

Don't get confused...I - AM - talking about bicycle chain lubes here.

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#2578261 - 03/24/12 04:27 PM Re: Interesting idea: Silicone as chain lube [Re: Hokiefyd]
Gillsy Offline


Registered: 12/09/07
Posts: 302
Loc: Owego, New York
Dumonde Tech Lite for road bikes. Shifts great! No desire to try anything else.
http://www.dumondetech.com/dumonde/products/bicycle-2/

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#2581212 - 03/27/12 10:10 AM Re: Interesting idea: Silicone as chain lube [Re: [RT] ProjUltraZ]
Brons2 Offline


Registered: 09/16/03
Posts: 2777
Loc: Austin, Texas
Originally Posted By: [RT
ProjUltraZ]i saw a website where they used graphite powder and wax to seal it into the chain spaces. but haven't tried it. i use Finish line wet lube as it rains here and i don't like relubing more than once every two months or so. i ride 30 to 40 miles per week commute


+1 for Finish Line wet.
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#2603880 - 04/19/12 01:52 PM Re: Interesting idea: Silicone as chain lube [Re: ueberooo]
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Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 109
Loc: SoCal
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#2603996 - 04/19/12 03:59 PM Re: Interesting idea: Silicone as chain lube [Re: ueberooo]
BeerCan Offline


Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 477
Loc: FL
I do a lot of riding both on and off road. I have been through tons of bike chain lubes and I am now down to using only 2

Wet:
Chain-l (smells like gear lube) http://www.chain-l.com/
and
Dry:
Spray on dupont teflon http://www2.dupont.com/Consumer_Lubricants/en_US/products/lubricants.html

The teflon works great on the mountain bike. I use it more than 90% of the time.


Edited by BeerCan (04/19/12 03:59 PM)
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