can anyone recommend a chain lube that doesn't cover my tyre with lube:laugh2:
Well in a perfect world your right but who has time to fiddle around.The most important is to ride the bike to warm up the chain before applying, and then letting it sit for 1h for solvents to evaporate. You can also wipe off the excess. Recently I tried using gearbox oil as recommended by chain manufacturers, and you just apply it with a brush, wipe off the excess, and considering its so cheap, it does a pretty good job. Some will prefer waxes that tend to fling less, but again, warm the chain, apply and wait.
I agree, but lord there is some crappy product out there. I was out on the road this summer and ran out of lube, and I needed it. Chain was clunking so I just stopped into an Autozone and got what they had, some liquid wrench branded product. Went on thin, made a mess, and hours later the chain is clunking again. Now, if I was in my garage the mess part wouldn't have been as bad since I could have wiped down the chain easily, as it was I was doing the push-and-spray-repeat method. But the crap did not work. Run into a few brands like that and have given away and thrown away near full cans.I think it's more about application, than product.
That's what I use.This stuff. WalMart stocks it and has the best price. Doesn't fling off, and doesn't attract and hold dirt. Du Pont makes a companion product for chain cleaning in a red can, usually found right next to this.
Gear oil is a good chain lube as well, I may start using that when I run out of chain wax actually. Cheaper but more of a pain to apply. But chain wax and the Dupont stuff work too.First, forget all the above advice! Really, just forget it. Chain-lube products are a waste of money.
Well in a perfect world your right but who has time to fiddle around.
My experience I’ve the last 50 years has been far less involving.
Just apply the chain lube and ride. Find that cleaning chain frequently and keeping lubed to point the rollers aren’t shiny or bare is adequate.
I rarely need to lube more than once every 300 to 400 miles and chains last 30,000 miles or so.