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Old 06-04-19, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
It is a euphemism for Astroglide.



More than chainsaw baaaaaahhhhhhhhh oil?
That's baaaaaaaddddd.


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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
How is chain lube which I apply to the chain and never touch going to harm me? Seriously curious.

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inhaling it
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Old 06-04-19, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Flip Flop Rider View Post
inhaling it
I practice the presidential method of chain lubing. I lube my chain but I never inhale.


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Old 06-04-19, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
How is chain lube which I apply to the chain and never touch going to harm me? Seriously curious.

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You absorb it through your skin. Yes you could wear gloves.
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Old 06-04-19, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
Sheep-based Eco Lube?

1. I'm not sure what that even means.
2. It probably seems a bit less eco-friendly to the sheep. Just saying.


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I don't know what part of the sheep it comes from but I suggest it might be lanolin.
I didn't see any reviews of the product, but supposedly you can wash it off and re apply it again, makes me think it wouldn't be too effective in the rain.
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Old 06-04-19, 12:59 PM
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Like I said, I don't want to be pursued by a big corp.
You are either trolling or no nothing about defamation law. Or both.
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Originally Posted by willibrord View Post
You absorb it through your skin. Yes you could wear gloves.
What kind of magic is this? How would it absorb through my skin if I never touch it?

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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I was considering using baby oil, but then I felt guilty when I thought about all of those poor babies.
The babies will be fine. Don’t you want your drivetrain to smell nice?
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Old 06-04-19, 02:47 PM
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My drivetrain smells fantastic since I dropped that puck of Mr. Zogs Cold Water into the Lil' Dipper. Kind of a Pina Colada sort of scent.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
On the flip side, I wonder if baby oil might make a good chain lube?
Only if it is made from freshly pressed babies.
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Old 06-04-19, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by NomarsGirl View Post
Only if it is made from freshly pressed babies.
Extra virgin, first cold press.
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Extra virgin, first cold press.
Well, they are babies so I just assumed they were extra virgin.
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Just quit lubing your chain and you'll have more time to worry about other things.
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Use rubber gloves when you lube your chain and don't ask your city/county for a full report on your drinking water. That will give you bigger worries than the chain lube.
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Old 06-04-19, 04:24 PM
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If the OP cared about his fellow bikers he would name the product so we wouldn't end up with cancer.
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Dude, you're supposed to put it on your chain, not rub it on your face.
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Old 06-04-19, 05:07 PM
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He must be talking about Fight Club Lube.
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Originally Posted by willibrord View Post
You absorb it through your skin. Yes you could wear gloves.
I hear a tinfoil hat also works.
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Old 06-04-19, 06:31 PM
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Wait. You're not going to name it so if we are using it, you're going to let us all die?

What's the purpose of this warning?

It's like: "Hey all.. just want to warn you that I heard if you drink a certain popular carbonated drink there was a huge batch that had arsenic in it but I'm not going to tell you the company because I care about them trying to stop me more than I care about you dying."
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Old 06-04-19, 06:44 PM
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You can only get cancer using the lube in California. Prop 65 said so.
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Has anyone tried arsenic or cyanide as chain lube? It might be superior to whats on the market. A chain lube to die for.
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Has anyone tried arsenic or cyanide as chain lube? It might be superior to whats on the market. A chain lube to die for.
VX nerve agent is nice and oily and a drop this size . on the skin will kill you in minutes.
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Just use this.

California Proposition 65 This product does not contain any Proposition 65 chemicals https://www.parktool.com/assets/doc/...t/CL-1_SDS.pdf
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I hear a tinfoil hat also works.
Employ a tinfoil helmet with rabbit ears and you can skip lube entirely: you’ll be slicker than a trout and look cool, too.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Wait. You're not going to name it so if we are using it, you're going to let us all die?

What's the purpose of this warning?

It's like: "Hey all.. just want to warn you that I heard if you drink a certain popular carbonated drink there was a huge batch that had arsenic in it but I'm not going to tell you the company because I care about them trying to stop me more than I care about you dying."
No, I wondered if anybody else knew anything about this. I did look online and didn't find anything, but my google-fu, isn't the best. It seems like nobody else has heard this, so I am tempted to go back to the bike shop and ask them about it.

I don't want to name the product unless I get some corroborating evidence. Companies are known to go after people who diss them online. Also it would be unfair to the company if it is not true.

I think I am leaning to the side of there being nothing to it. So I won't say anything more.

If anybody has anything to add about more eco friendly and healthy chain lubes I would be happy to hear it.
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