|Much better when used sparingly.|
Well, this is after a couple of hundred miles of gravel and a few commutes. You can read the chain side plates quite clearly. Using this lube sparingly seems to be the ticket to success with it. The chain now is dry-ish, but if I roll the rollers of the chain, I get some wetness out of there still. There is s wee bit of build up inside the links and on the jockey wheels, so this isn't on the same level as DuMonde Tech, or even the Rock & Roll Gold I used last Summer, but it is close.
Conditions have been a mixed bag of wet, damp, and very dry in the weeks following the last update. The Smooth Operator lube has earned a pass on to the next phase of testing here, so I will re-up on an application to the chain on the BMC and continue onward.
So, I will move on to dry weather testing again and I am planning on adding a couple of new lubes to the mix. I finally found my sample of ChainL Lube, and I also am going to give Squirt lubricant a try in the future.