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Old 02-09-21, 02:46 PM
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if you ride a lot in the sun, something with a SPF, Avobenzone & Octinoxate. Keep the parts looking new!
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Old 02-09-21, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Nobody liked my pun?
I did... but now the mods have taken down one of my posts because I made fun of someone... so I have to watch my interweb language.
Really tame here on BF. Go to MTBr forum and you will get shredded.
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
I did... but now the mods have taken down one of my posts because I made fun of someone... so I have to watch my interweb language.
Really tame here on BF. Go to MTBr forum and you will get shredded.
At least by whatever is left of mtbr these days.

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Old 02-09-21, 06:39 PM
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I just paid 20 for a basic bleed kit with a bottle of Shimano fluid that still has enough to do a couple more brakes. Haven't looked up the cost of just the fluid but I don't anticipate it being so much I'd need to compromise on the fluid to save a couple bucks when I went my brakes to work heading down the mountain. Only paid 20 for the 16oz bottle of campy fluid and after 4 bleeds still have enough left to last the next decade, seems cheap compared to the 8.00 replacement cables that v-brakes require.
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Old 02-09-21, 07:38 PM
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https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/wa...154213-product

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_oil
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Old 02-09-21, 07:59 PM
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Alternatively, genuine Shimano is about $10 for 4oz, which is probably enough to last me 5 years. If you're not a shop or racer, the cost/oz is irrelevant because you're buying stupid large quantities. I might as well spend the extra $5 and get the real stuff, and as a bonus that bottle takes less shelf space.
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Old 02-09-21, 09:06 PM
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The true cost is how many babies it takes
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Old 02-10-21, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Makes me want to stick it to Big (Mineral) Oil
And not Big (Baby) Oil? Have you any idea how many babies they use?
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Old 02-10-21, 11:47 AM
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Darth beat you to the joke, funny though

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Old 02-10-21, 11:53 AM
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I am good with my Shimano or Finish Line mineral oil. I don't need to test other oils or void any warranties or play with my braking. I am all for being thrifty but being cheap to show off is just stupid. Get the right product and if it costs maybe a little extra it costs maybe a little extra. People are always trying to get away with using the wrong thing to save a few cents here and there and while yes it may add up it really doesn't compared to other things we spend money on.

Seth has a great Youtoob channel to fill with content so stuff like that makes sense for him. It garners views which makes him money but is it a great a idea for others to emulate, no.

Certainly don't use Magura Royal Blood in other systems as that stuff is actually not that great aside from the color and the name. It has a lower boiling point so doesn't work as well in the intended purpose at least on other brakes. No real need to mix and match use what the manufacturer recommends and don't void your warranty.
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Old 02-10-21, 12:02 PM
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Sometimes it is convenience that drives the experiment.
Find yourself on a Sunday late afternoon riding the bicycle, then the brakes spring a leak. Quick google search for the right product shows unavailable only to be had come monday or online order few days of shipping. Then the power of google searching reveals that baby oil might work. Hey whudya know, 24hr drug store is right there... Fast forward, "Dear Bikeforumers... look what I found!...."
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Shimano Mineral Oil is $30 for a liter. I bleed my brakes a couple times a year, and after 8 years I am not even a third of the way through the bottle.
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Old 02-17-21, 10:15 PM
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I have a 17 year old. We managed to get through half a liter in a couple of years. I have no idea how. Big baby.
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Old 02-18-21, 10:50 AM
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While cheaper, I would suggest in the long run baby oil might not be compatible with the seals and hoses of your brake system.

Consumer tip-----------------------Walgreen baby oil cheap, really slick, doesnt taste bad, and doesnt smoke when it get hot.

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Old 02-19-21, 01:15 PM
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Baby oil for hydraulics? Has it come to that? The whales and seals are now so endangered/protected that we are rendering babies? Human babies? I hope there is certification for humane and sustainable harvest, or capture, or whatever you would call the procurement process.


Oh. Uh,...Wait....
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Old 02-19-21, 01:18 PM
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well you should use mineral oil if you want to go that way no additives verses baby oil.
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