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How long does Rock n Roll last?

Old 06-21-20, 03:12 AM
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How long does Rock n Roll last?

Riding i dry weather only, and applying on chain as said on the bottle. (I'm not cheap) and run the chain thru a cloth after each ride....

Red on roadbike
Gold on gravel.

How many KM does it last for you folks?

I normaly apply after around 100-150 km. If i plan to take a 100-200 km ride I apply the day before.
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Old 06-21-20, 05:48 AM
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Welcome to BF! You can't go wrong with chain lube as a first post.
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Old 06-21-20, 06:20 AM
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Old 06-21-20, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Welcome to BF! You can't go wrong with chain lube as a first post.
Looks like thats posbole, since someone laughing 🙂
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Old 06-21-20, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by krecik View Post
^ lol
My IQ is probably so low so I wil step on it, so could you please tell me whats so funny?
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Originally Posted by RonNasty View Post
My IQ is probably so low so I wil step on it, so could you please tell me whats so funny?
I generally stay out of chain lube discussions but will answer your question as these come up frequently and chain lube discussions are usually more contentious than politics. This is why you may get some cynical answers. You're certainly welcome to ask but the best answer to your question is use the lube you've chosen and find out from your own experience how long it will last as it will be different for most everyone else. Check out some of the many other chain lube threads and you'll understand. Welcome to the forum and hope you enjoy it.

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Serious response- What you are doing seems excessive for dry road use. I suggest you postpone lubing until the chain squeaks, then schedule your re-lube for about 100km less than what it took to squeak. Wiping after each ride, as you do, is a good practice.
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Old 06-21-20, 04:33 PM
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I've used only Rock 'n' Roll Absolute Dry and Gold this year. I used to wax my chains but decided to try some low friction wet application lubes for awhile.

Absolute Dry seems to be PTFE ("Teflon") powder in naphtha. The chain runs quietly for only the first ride, maybe 20-30 miles. It gets a little noisier after that. But it seems to remain effective for a long time in dry conditions. I reapplied it every 3 rides or so, or maybe every 60-100 miles. But when I wiped the chain it felt persistently slick from the PTFE, but didn't pick up nearly as much abrasive grit as oil lubes. I suspect it could run much longer, maybe a few hundred miles in dry conditions, but would be noisy.

R'n'R Gold appears to add a little oil to the PTFE and naphtha. It runs longer per application. I'm going on, I think, 4-5 rides, around 100-150 miles, and the chain is still relatively quiet. However it doesn't run as clean and the oil will pick up just a bit of abrasive grit -- although not nearly as much as oil based lubes.

If you prefer a dead quiet chain, thicker oil lubes are better for that. I use Park CL-1 on my hybrid/errand bike for that reason. Lasts a year from a single application, resists washing out in rain. But the chain gets really gunky. It has some PTFE but is a thicker oil, more persistent than Rock 'n' Roll.

Dry wax/paraffin, melted in a crock pot for dunking the chain, is the cleanest. It lasts around 100 miles or so per application in dry conditions. It's quiet only for the first 20-30 miles, then the chain sounds a bit jangly and clinky. Not squeaky from lack of lube, unless I ride through a downpour. Wax is easy once the equipment and materials are set up. But I packed all that stuff away in February when my flooring was being replaced, and just never got around to digging it out of the closet. So I'm using Rock 'n' Roll lubes for now.
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