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So I look through a couple Yeti groups and people experiencing the same creek found that it was the bushings on the shock not the linkage or frame bolts. Maybe call the lbs and see if they'll pull the bushings. I know the new bikes use a different bushing from Fox.
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There was a article in Velo News a while ago that showed what chain lube had the least friction and lasted the longest. Squirt wax based lube was one of he best. I think boiling in paraffin was the very best.
I was at a race last week and Squirt sponsored it and was giving out tiny little bottles. After trying it once I ordered some from CRC. It is the best wax lube I have ever used.
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@97heep I saw that also somewhere. I might need to do that no doubt. I forgot about that possible idea as well.

@rlenglish I have seen where squirt has a very popular following also. I think my LBS carries that also. More or less the impression I get now days is it is not so much what lube as much as you lube often if your a mtb person. But I have been away from the game for a while so that is why I asked. IIRC in the late 90s white lightening was the first easily accessible wax lube available via a bottle. Until this in was the paraffin wax you melted and applied, which is obviously still a good lube and is around still today.

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I wax my chains every 120-150 miles. I have a small crock pot with a wax/lamp oil (refined kerosene) mixture. I have a the sram quick link. When it's time to wax, I'll put the wax on to melt, put the bike on the rack, pull chain, and put it n the wax to cook.

My chain is always clean as the debris gets cooked off. My chains last for several thousand miles also. I usually do two chain changes per season.



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What was surprising about the little snake was how hard he struck. It felt like someone whacked my show with a stick. I'm glad it was a small one and it hit my shoe and not my ankle. LOL It was fiesty though. I'm off the bike a few feet away and it was still jumping at me. I couldn't even get a pic.

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the small snakes are the more dangerous ones so I have been told and have read. They often give you the full dose of venom where as a larger and older snake often will not as it knows it will need that venom for prey.

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That's what they say. I'd rather not find out, especially on the bike when my heart is pumping. Lol
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Honestly, I am a little schoolgirl when it comes to snakes.


I used White lightning when it was popular but it doesn't last long enough in the dirt. After about a hour it is worn off.


I am not going to use paraffin. It probably is the best but requires too much effort for me.
I was using a oil based chain lube but I am tired of the grease stained lower leg syndrome.
Buy a bottle of Squirt and give it a try. I have been getting several rides out of a application.
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Honestly, I am a little schoolgirl when it comes to snakes.


I used White lightning when it was popular but it doesn't last long enough in the dirt. After about a hour it is worn off.


I am not going to use paraffin. It probably is the best but requires too much effort for me.
I was using a oil based chain lube but I am tired of the grease stained lower leg syndrome.
Buy a bottle of Squirt and give it a try. I have been getting several rides out of a application.
Once you go paraffin you won't go back. It is a superior lubricant. By immersing the chain in the hot mixture the wax goes where it needs to go, inside the chain not on top of the chain. When you ride dirt hardly adheres to the chain, when you repair a flat your hands won't be black and greasy.

I don't find doing the chain anymore time consuming than putting lubricant on top. I bring the bike home, pop the chain off, and put it in the slow cooker till I remember it's there.

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@Wildrat what paraffin do you use? Is there different types of bike chain paraffin or are we talking about plain Jane candle wax like at craft stores. I know that there are some bike specific ones out there, but I have never really read up on them.

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@Wildrat what paraffin do you use? Is there different types of bike chain paraffin or are we talking about plain Jane candle wax like at craft stores. I know that there are some bike specific ones out there, but I have never really read up on them.

I make candles and have about 40 pounds of wax and I use it along with lamp oil. You have to get the mixture correct so the wax does not flake. You can also make the same wax chain lube you buy in the overpriced bike shop by adding some acetone, MIK, MEK, or another chemical that's kinda the same. The latter keeps the wax/lamp oil mixture liquid till you put it on the chain and the acetone evaporates. I don't bother with putting wax on top of my chain. I want the lube to go where it needs to go, inside the chain rollers.
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