prolink vs rock n roll gold/extreme lube

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huuregeil
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prolink vs rock n roll gold/extreme lube

Postby huuregeil » Wed Nov 04, 2009 09:08 am

Hello,

I'm a white lightning in the summer, finish line green in the winter kind of guy. My green bottle has just run out and both being hacked off at the amount of black gunk that the green produces, and having heard good things about the prolink/rock n roll type lubes would like to give one a try.

Quick question - how do these stack up for winter *road* riding in the UK? Lots of mtb comments about them but not many road users it seems? And you get comments on mtb reviews like, "I'm amazed how long it lasted between applications, 100km..."! 100km on a road bike doesn't cut it for me - anyone with any experience of this stuff in practice? The extreme seems the most water resistant, but is it overkill for the road?

Cheers,

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Postby Flasher » Wed Nov 04, 2009 09:33 am

I use the Prolink year round and like it a lot, but, I'm a fettler and give the chain a wipe and re-lube at least once a week, never used White lightning or Finish line green...........

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Postby Harry182 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:09 am

+1 for ProLink.

I've used it for years on my best bike and year-round, all-weather commuter. I only re-lube sporadically and nowhere near once a week. However, a wipe and re-lube is essential after wet rides.

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Postby alfablue » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:18 am

I use Prolink all year round. I have used most of the others in the past. The dry lube types don't stay on in the wet (and don't impress too much in the dry either), the wet lube types make a hell of a mess. Prolink has neither problem, its clean and stays on, can't beat it IMHO. I bought a 1ltr container as I have many bikes to maintain and don't expect to want to change in the future.

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Postby huuregeil » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:32 pm

Cheers for the replies. Prolink duly ordered!

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Postby huuregeil » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:59 am

Prolink arrived, black chain came off and was degreased, and prolink applied at the weekend. I must say, I'm super impressed! My chain is purring and I've never seen the drivetrain so clean, ever!

Great stuff!

Thanks again,

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Postby alfablue » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:09 am

huuregeil wrote:Prolink arrived, black chain came off and was degreased, and prolink applied at the weekend. I must say, I'm super impressed! My chain is purring and I've never seen the drivetrain so clean, ever!

Great stuff!

Thanks again,
Great - enjoy the silence that is a ProLinked chain :D

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Postby rdt » Wed Nov 11, 2009 15:08 pm

I used to use Rock n Roll and when that ran out recently got some ProLink.

With the Rock n Roll, I used to apply liberally and then wipe off until the chain was really quite dry (in practice, you could hold a rag on a chain forever and keep getting more off, so I'd just run the chain through a rag for a minute or so).

I've been doing a similar thing with ProLink. But should I be trying to leave the chain wetter?

cheers.

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Postby alfablue » Wed Nov 11, 2009 15:14 pm

I don't apply very liberally, just enough to we each link, I don't think you have to use loads.

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Prolink Lube

Postby keith sherwood » Thu Jul 15, 2010 23:05 pm

Cleans and lubricates - does not collect crud.

After a real wet ride the chain is clean but needs re lubricated

Its the best - one small bottle lasts me over 2000 miles

Keith Sherwood


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