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OK, I just applied some of this to my chain. It is 1:30 local time. I then read some of the reviews of this lube, many of them said to wait overnight before a ride... I was planning on going out sftraight after work in about 3 1/2 hrs. Do I really have to skip out on my ride today??
 

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Just wipe off any excess before you go out and you'll be good to go.

Just started using this stuff and so far so good - seems to last pretty well and do what chain lube is supposed to do - stays fairly clean too.
 

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I used the spray can for a number of years and picked up the drip bottle recently when it was harder to find the spray. I personally prefer the spray over the drip. With the spray, I could go a lot longer before you could hear the chain, now it's a couple weeks before I need to reapply.
 

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Ive applied all my lubes right before rides. Hose on, wipe off almost immediately. It works, not as well as letting it sit for a while, but it works.
 

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I have used this stuff in the past. I just used the dropper on my chain. Going link to link and now letting it dry. For a bike that only has 30 miles on it it sure got gunked up with crap. I do try to ride but with little ones it gets harder and harder. Just trying to do some preventive maintenance. WOuld love to figure out how to use it on the rest of the bike. I used to live near the ocean and my old bike didnt have any rust on it.
 

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i used it for several months till it got really dry here in norcal then after only 20 or so miles my chain would start gumming up and sticking to the front chainring when i was climbing. switched to triflow no more problem,

yeah so my chain isnt shiny and new looking now with triflow but it doesnt bind up the way it did with t9

sucks cause i really liked how nice and clean t9 kept my chain no squeaks and always smooth but when the dirt turned to dusty powdery nastiness it failed.

idk im a newb maybe my chains just a POS lol but thats my experience
 

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You don't need very much of the T9 to work and I think people who have problems with it gunking up could be using too much or not wiping enough off. I had been using T9 since the late 90's and always thought it worked well. I recently switched to White Lightening because I was out of T9 and didn't want to place an order for only that. I have to use White Lightening after almost every ride where the T9 seemed to last several rides.

Ideally you want to let it dry before riding, but I would never let that get in the way of a good ride ;)
 

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The solvents in T9 evaporate fairly quickly - a few hours is usually enough, but overnight or longer is ideal. My dad used to work at Boeing and sent me bottles of the stuff years back. I have been using it for close to 20 years now, and other than trying out other lubes to see how they compare, have never stopped using T9. Anyone seeing problems with build-up or gunk probably still have some of their old lube or original grease in their chain - the solvents will often interact adversely. After a few applications and cleaning, the old stuff will be washed away and the T9 will be the only lube left. It is quiet, clean and if you wipe off your chain with a dry rag after each ride, run great for a half-dozen or so rides. Then, just wipe it off (I usually apply a little WD-40 spray to the rag, let it "air out" for 15 seconds or so, and then wipe). Let it sit for a few minutes and then apply one drop per bushing. Spin the cranks for 20 or 30 revolutions and put the bike away with the rag hanging over the chain - to remind you to wipe the chain before riding. Unless it is really sloppy wet, you should be good for another 5 or 6 rides, or more.
 

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Like Scott, I've used T-9 going on 20 + years as well and use it on everything... inside cables, all of the pivot points on the brakes & DT and inside steel frame tubes. It displaces water great, and the thing I like the most is its long term protective qualities on steel like chains. :D
 
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