Re senior club member MarcoPolo’s observation that some cyclists recommend lubing chain twice, I do not think it is necessary if one uses a proper viscous product that will completely coat the inner roller, bushing, and pin. For many years I have made my own mixture of WD-40 and and sewing machine oil. Last year I heard that sewing machine repair centers were using Tri-Flow, because it does not become sticky and it flows easily coating the moving chain inside components. That said some reviews have said if you let Tri Flow build up it does become sticky. Why would a smart mechanic let any lubricant build up and turn into gunk? I use the drip bottles applying only two drops to each chain link roller. The lubricant quickly is drawn into the link. Don’t forget to shake the bottle before using, especially in cold weather. I’ve been using Melody’s two ounce drip bottle for six months and it is almost empty. I wash and lubricate my chain once or twice a week if necessary.

Tri Flow is Mineral Oil and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene, has numerous applications. Best brand name of PTFE-based formulas is Teflon by DuPont Co who discovered the compound. PTFE solid high-molecular-weight compound consisting of carbon and fluorine. PTFE is hydrophobic, disperses H20. One of the lowest coefficients of friction against any solid. Used as a non-stick coating for pans and other cookware. Lubricant reduces friction and wear. Also commonly used as a graft material in surgical interventions.

CORROSION PROTECTION Salt Spray Test (ASTM B 117) – 5% Salt spray for 100 hours. Excellent water displacing characteristics and stability.

Company Ronseal is a subsidiary of international paint manufacturer, Sherwin-Williams Company based in Cleveland, Ohio and is the world’s largest coatings company. Ronseal is based at Thorncliffe Park in Sheffield in the UK and Dublin, Republic of Ireland, which allows them to skip out on US corporate taxes… shame on them.

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