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Keep your bike in good nick
GT-85 Bike Lubricant
Member Name: annav
GT-85 Bike Lubricant
Advantages: Stops squeaking, helps rust, keeps the bike looking and feeling fresh
Disadvantages: There might be better versions that are cheaper
I love cycling and since I have been using my bike more now that the weather is better, it needs more regular maintenance. In the past I have let my dad deal with this, and didn't do anything to my bike last summer or over winter.
Halfords had this bike lubricant spray for free on o2 moments. I picked up a can, and tried it out on my bike by spraying the chain, pedals and gears on the wheel. I also sprayed the wheels where they are attached to the frame, and the join for my handlebars to the body. I have sprayed it twice in a few months as the bike is now kept outside in a bike shed. It has stopped the random clanking noises that were happening before I got the can.
Don't use this inside, it stinks of metal and makes you cough. Spray the bike from about 30cm away and keep your face turned away so you don't inhale it.
The spray comes out quite thinly and just leaves a sheen on the surface of the bike. Its not oily unless you touch it but it dried after cycling around for a while.
I think you could probably use it on other squeaky joins like hinges and doors. I haven't tried it on anything else apart from the bike. Apparently it leaves a nice sheen on cars interior plastic trims and leaves a film from PTFE. Its also good to get to rusted parts and lubricate them. You should also use it after you have been on a very rainy or wet cycle ride so that your bike doesn't disintegrate.
It comes in a red can and you get a decent amount. The can is quite heavy. It costs £3 without the o2 deal which has now ended.
Summary: The can is not running out at all!
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