this isn't a bike forum but... - Paintball Forum - Paintball guns and gear forums
Reply

Old December 11th, 2012, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
I'm out of creativity.
 
martix_agent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lafayette/Kokomo Indiana
Posts: 23,887
this isn't a bike forum but...

Winter is coming and I ride my bike around lots and lots while working. This is the first year I've done something like this and i'm curious what sort of paintball lubes would work on a bike chain/components.

I own tri-flow, which is actually a bike lubricant for components(IE,brake joints, derailleur joints/wheels)so that's a good start.
you think DOW silicone(or is it lithium?) lubricant is thick enough to work on the chain/gears? For the last 700 miles or so, I've used the same spray lube that I use on my motorcycle chain. I imagine I'll be cleaning my bike off once a week or more because of the salt and sand from the roads. What I've been using works, but I'm open to trying out some new things.

I've already gotten winter riding gear. Riding around when it's 30 degrees is infinitely better when your'e wearing the proper clothing.
__________________

Feedback
.
Did it work before?
You screwed with it, didn't you?
Got what you deserve.

Last edited by martix_agent : December 11th, 2012 at 10:53 PM.
martix_agent is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old December 13th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Legit
 
Trbo323's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Washington
Posts: 14,416
while i dont have experience with bikes in snow i do do a decent amount of ATVs in the dunes and it seems to be similar (chains/parts need lubrication, lots of sand/salt around)

#1 thing is you do not want to use oil and grease is even worse, what happens is with grease especially all the sand/salt sticks to it and then you are basically making sure you are grinding those into your chain and gears

i have used...i think it was lithium white with fairly good results, a more wax based lube helps like this

Maxima Chain Wax - RevZilla

a lot of guys dont lube their chains for dune riding, that way the sand just falls straight off, i lube with a more wax based but go very light, seems to work well
__________________
The ultimate new player guide!

^^^If you are new, click here^^^

Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, that makes a firearm better makes a paintball marker worse. They are 2 very different worlds with nothing except a trigger in common


Trbo323 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
I'm out of creativity.
 
martix_agent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lafayette/Kokomo Indiana
Posts: 23,887
My dad said he uses chainsaw oil on them pretty successfully but has to re-apply it fairly frequently.

This wax you speak of is interesting. I think i'm going to go to a local bike shop and ask them what they think is best.
__________________

Feedback
.
Did it work before?
You screwed with it, didn't you?
Got what you deserve.
martix_agent is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2