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Tri-Flow for everything?
#1
I went into my LBS and was looking to get some chain lube. They did have a product marked "chain lube" I forget the brand...the guy told me they use Tri-Flow for everything, except of course where the application calls for grease.

So I bought the 2oz bottle with the little straw. My bike is new, 29 miles now as of today, but my Wife and sons bikes need a good once over. Thanks to the Bicycle Tutor videos and this forum for all the help!!
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#2
Rudes,

You could use Tri Flow for everything. Used as a chain lube though would require more frequent re-application and it isn't cheap!
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#3
To add to marc's post, yes you can use it for everything, yes it is expensive, BUT a little bit goes a very very long way. I bought my 1st bottle in December is it is 2/3 full still. I work on bikes everyday so hopefully that will say something in itself Smile .

Bill

P.S. Don't lose the straw lol .
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#4
I just got some tri-flow and use it for the first time when I install new brake cables on. This stuff is good and a little does go a long way for sure. I will put the BLAME on Alex for me trying this stuff. ROFL Thanks Alex this is good lube for sure. For chain lube I use RockNRoll Gold seems to be good but it cost a lot too.
My dad always told me a Sledge a matic can fix any thing.
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#5
And it smells like Bananas... yum Smile

As Marc said, if used on a chain you'll have to re-apply often.
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#6
Thanks for all the response.

Applying often I assume would depend on how much the bike is ridden or is it a matter of evaporation or perhaps a combination of the two?

I'm currently riding 5-7 miles a day weather permitting.


Bill, the straw is always a concern and I try to keep it under tight wraps!!!

Alex, I just love the smell!!!!
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#7
I'd just recommend using grease on new cables. It'll last a lot longer. But any thin lube like triflow is great for dripping a little lube into the cables without taking everything apart.
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#8
I knew it had a smell of something I like lol.
The cost is not that bad when you think about it. Use just a little last you a long time too.
My dad always told me a Sledge a matic can fix any thing.
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#9
You can even use it on suspension forks and shocks, just to get the dust seals lubed.
Dedicated scholar of bicycles
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#10
It can be used also for rust removal too like this Big Grin ....
http://bikeride.com/rust-removal/

Yes I was going to comment a while back on the Bananna smell, one of the pleasantries a Bike Mech can boast about Wink.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#11
Bananas...Yum....Artificial banana smell...Yuk...I'd rather smell the sweet concoction of bar and chain oil...
Dedicated scholar of bicycles
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