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Having used Squirt lube for the last 4 years, I’ve noticed recently that my drivetrain seems to become dirtier than normal.

Cleaning the cassette, chain and chainring has become a messy affair, as there is now a waxy residue left behind.

 

Has anyone else noticed this? Has the formula changed maybe?

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Having used Squirt lube for the last 4 years, I’ve noticed recently that my drivetrain seems to become dirtier than normal.

Cleaning the cassette, chain and chainring has become a messy affair, as there is now a waxy residue left behind.

 

Has anyone else noticed this? Has the formula changed maybe?

I have not used Squirt before, always used other products. But for the last 800km I have been using squirt and I can confirm a very dirty drivetrain compared to the other products I used. 

Also more difficult to clean off than the other products.

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I have not used Squirt before, always used other products. But for the last 800km I have been using squirt and I can confirm a very dirty drivetrain compared to the other products I used.

Also more difficult to clean off than the other products.

Can confirm I have had the same issue as above.

 

Any alternatives?

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Having used Squirt lube for the last 4 years, I’ve noticed recently that my drivetrain seems to become dirtier than normal.

Cleaning the cassette, chain and chainring has become a messy affair, as there is now a waxy residue left behind.

 

Has anyone else noticed this? Has the formula changed maybe?

 

I haven't observed a change from before but agree it gets the drivetrain dirty quickly.  Still a great lube.

 

If you are the type that keeps adding more lube to a dirty chain and the drivetrain is only cleaned by the shop every time the bike is serviced - Squirt is the way to go.  Maybe try to wipe the chain off with a cloth before adding lube now and again.  Baby steps.  Squirt does the job even if it isn't pretty.

 

If you are an obsessive degreaser like me you should look elsewhere.  I clean the drivetrain properly after every long ride, which usually means once a week.  I like my chain/cassette shiny and QUIET.  Currently using Smoove which is well-suited to this type of abuse.  I suspect there are some fancy lubes that would work even better.

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I think I have a Squirt sample in my garage, maybe I should use it at some point?

 

I use Smoove and it works for me.

Also got a sample of Squirt ... tried it a while back ....

 

 

No thanks.

 

 

Staying with Smoove

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Funny that

 

I bought Smoove once and then went back to Squirt ............ in an ideal world though I would be buying Purple Extreme, if only I could find it in SA again

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Also not a fan of squirt. I am a big fan of Pedros Ice Wax (it's lube, not a wax) - I findmy drivetrain stays quiet for much longer and doesn't get as dirty as with Squirt or Smoove. BikeMob used to bring it in, stopped a while back and had a clearance sale where I picked up 5 bottles at R30 each. I am down to my last bottle now, don't know where I am gonna find it when it runs out...

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Do you guys deliberate over lube this much at Adult World or do you just grab, pay and go......?

 

#justarandomthoughtthatpoppedintomyhead

 

Don't all rush to answer now

I've got all weekend to gather the data

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Do you guys deliberate over lube this much at Adult World or do you just grab, pay and go......?

 

#justarandomthoughtthatpoppedintomyhead

 

Don't all rush to answer now

I've got all weekend to gather the data

If you need that type of lube, you're not doing it right ;)

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Agree 100%

 

Ive been using Squirt for some time now and recently discovered a real grunged up jockey wheel and some other unseen areas that get overlooked in the normal wash.

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I’ve stepped away from Squirt (and Smoove) recently, and after much reading up on the topic, recycled an empty water-flavouring mini-bottle, and mixed 70% 10W50 engine oil with 30% chain-saw oil ( have both in my garage), and for about R1.00 per bottle, it is very good indeed...

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I have not used Squirt before, always used other products. But for the last 800km I have been using squirt and I can confirm a very dirty drivetrain compared to the other products I used.

Also more difficult to clean off than the other products.

my bad, checked now, it’s actually Smoove that I’m using.
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