Wet or dry lube?

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Samvan77
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Wet or dry lube?

Postby Samvan77 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:23 am

Hi all,

Newbie here, I hope you can help me with this. For winter bike maintenance which type of lubricant is best to use dry or wet lubricant?

Thanks

Sam

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Re: Wet or dry lube?

Postby cougie » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:46 am

Wet.

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Re: Wet or dry lube?

Postby Simon Masterson » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:49 am

I'm afraid you'll get a lot of answers to this. I use a 'wet' lube all year round (Green Oil), but some people use 'dry' in summer and 'wet' in winter, and others only ever use 'dry'. In other words, both can work. With that said, you can't go far wrong with a good basic 'wet' lube, and it's very easy to apply.

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Re: Wet or dry lube?

Postby CookeeeMonster » Fri Jan 04, 2013 13:11 pm

+1 to wet, in my (limited) experience it lasts longer
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Re: Wet or dry lube?

Postby lostboysaint » Fri Jan 04, 2013 13:11 pm

Wet. White Lightning.
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Re: Wet or dry lube?

Postby smidsy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 13:18 pm

Or refer to the other SAME thread in Road General!!!!!!
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Re: Wet or dry lube?

Postby Tetley10 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 18:14 pm

Do you de grease the chain section as well as the rings on the back.

So degreaser all over, leave for 10 minutes then wash off, dry and add the wet/dry lube?

Is the the general approach?

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smidsy
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Re: Wet or dry lube?

Postby smidsy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 18:27 pm

Clean the chain and cassette/jockey wheels/chainrings.

Apply lube to the chain (rollers not side plates) and wipe off excess drips.
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Re: Wet or dry lube?

Postby awsm » Fri Jan 04, 2013 19:33 pm

Commuter - Wet
Weekender - Dry

Wet lasts longer but is messier and picks up a lot more crud

Dry doesn't pick up as much crud but doesn't last as long either


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