WD-40 or Tri-Flow ?

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WD-40 or Tri-Flow ?

Postby Loonan » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:29 pm

Anybody out there have any experience using WD-40 or Tri-Flow in the cable antifreeze application ? Trying to find a cheaper option than $60 for Gore cables. Is one better than the other or is this just some bad advice I received ?
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Re: WD-40 or Tri-Flow ?

Postby Farmboy » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:19 pm

I've always been told to never use wd-40 on anything on a bike. In the winter I use the white lightning extreme conditions goop and it seems to do the trick.
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Re: WD-40 or Tri-Flow ?

Postby Loonan » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:34 pm

Right on. Thanks man ! I'll take a look at that stuff. Didn't know what product got gummier sooner in low temps (32 and below)and if any broke down the cable lining.
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Re: WD-40 or Tri-Flow ?

Postby Rage » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:21 pm

Farmboy wrote:I've always been told to never use wd-40 on anything on a bike.


Huh oh... just used some wd-40 to hose down some old DA shifters on my CX bike that were all gunked up and reportedly "not serviceable"... figured nothing to lose, seems to have done the trick. for now.

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