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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:13 pm 
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So, ride, spray off mud, wipe down, spray gt85/wd40 on components, wipe off excess. (My routine)

Problematic? What to use instead if so?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:14 pm 
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GT85 and WD40 are primarily just water displacers, although the former does have Teflon as an ingredient.

I used to use GT85 to lightly spray on components and the frame after washing bikes down after a ride. It's good for preventing rust on SPDs and bolts etc, but it doesn't really provide any real lubrication.

More recently I've started using Swarfega Duck Oil for the same purpose as it's a bit cheaper and readily available in a refillable spray bottle.

For cables I use Rock n' Roll Cable Magic which is very good.
For chainlube I've been using Weldtite TF2 for the last couple of years.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Tf2 aerosol or bottle for chains?

Just been looking


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:31 pm 
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i just bought an aerosol tf2 from ebay


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:21 pm 
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I wouldn't lube teflon coated cables, but if you felt you really must, then I imagine something like Kontakt-Chemie 85 PTFE Spray Lubricant could be the ticket.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:36 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Tf2 aerosol or bottle for chains?

Just been looking


Should've been more specific.
It's the TF2 Performance All Weather Oil I use.

This one:--> http://weldtite.co.uk/products/detail/t ... nreg-100ml

I always use a dropper bottle for chain lube. Aerosol sprays tend to be wasteful and you risk getting lube where you don't want it like on rims and disc rotors.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:45 am 
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Just to reinforce a point made - WD40 is NOT a lubricant.

During the very short time I worked for Yale, we had a problem with a large water supplier who used Yale padlocks (big commercial jobs at £100 each). Every time the engineers went to a pumping station, they would spray WD40 inside the locks and then put the key in. Eventually the locks stopped working, as the WD 40 washed all the (graphite) lube out of the locks.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:55 am 
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WD40. kept me on my paper round. I shall purchase the said item presently.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:04 am 
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The good thing about GT85 is that it's an all-rounder.
There are solvents in there that very effectively strip the grime off with ease then deposit a layer of PTFE to lubricate.
I use nothing but GT85 on my winter hack and it keeps on ticking.
Again, that's all I put on my MTB's... Wash, then a full spray down with GT85 into dérailleurs and chain before stowing away.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:05 am 
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That was my routine on all of them until i saw this


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