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Old 01-06-2010, 06:21 PM
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Just wondering if anyone has tried Klotz KLR chain lube and can comment about it. I've been using it for a few thousand miles now and it always looked really well lubed and seemed to work really well, until recently. Their claim "quick drying" is right. I touched the chain literally 5 seconds after I lubed it and it felt dry/sticky. Is that how a lubed chain is supposed to feel? I clean my chain every 1000 miles and lube every ~330.

Old 01-06-2010, 06:48 PM
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Is it wax or oil?
Old 01-08-2010, 05:07 PM
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I'm not really sure. The can doesn't say anything about wax. It just says chain lube.
Old 01-17-2010, 12:51 PM
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Sounds like a chain wax. I use Maxima Chain Wax and it dries to a waxy coating in a few minutes. With modern o-ring, x-ring, "whatever"-ring chains, they are internally lubed when they are manufactured. The o-rings keep the lube sealed in the links. Every 500 miles or so, cleaning the chain of dirt and applying lube or chain wax keeps the o-rings in good condition and prevents the chain from rusting. Chain wax has the added advantage of forming a seal over the o-rings to keep dirt off them, extending their life and therefore the life of the chain.
Old 01-19-2010, 03:00 PM
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I use Royal Purple and it seems to reduce my chain noise. I really like it. Heres the info on it.
Old 01-19-2010, 05:41 PM
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How does riding in the cold affect chain lubrication? Should it be done before riding? After? And should it be cleaned and re-lubed after riding so it doesn't weaken anything.
Old 01-19-2010, 07:09 PM
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Well I imagine if the chain isn't lubed well then it will be more stiff. Possibly wearing your chain and sprockets faster? If you are riding on salted streets that is a different story, salt makes fasteners look ugly and damages some metals.
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