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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Internet is a series of lubes

The recent post paucity is because several of us have been feverishly working on three rounds of contract proposals for an RFP we can't really talk about yet. Hopefully good news to follow soon....

However, a big part of all these late nights has been trying to figure out how to lengthen the typical maintenance interval for a bicycle. Chain lube is a big maintenance item. Gotta keep that chain running smooth.

So, the fine folks at Performance Cycle Products sent us a sample of something they've been brewing up. No, not that Performance. PCP is a longtime distributor, and i don't think they have a website. Anyway, I always enjoy a good pun, see below....
Read that name one more time. Chain-L No. 5. Say it out loud if you have to. Enjoy it before the copyright lawyers smell the chum in the water.

It's supposed to last more than 1000 all-weather miles between re-application, and its consistency lies somewhere between motor oil and yoghurt. So, I'm giving my chain a thorough cleaning, and testing out a sample of this stuff.

Tidbits from Phil, who clearly has a soft spot for Performance Cycle Products. They used to send out a monthly bulletin called "A Gram of PCP." Our "Monthly Newsletter" falls pretty far short on the clever scale. And they gave out the water bottles depicted below.

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