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Aug 22, 2012
Hanging out on Royal Arches
These things are like 1-2 years old. And it's easy for them to stay like this. I could maybe see if I had 1 janky biner do this, but 2 of them?

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Tristan B
From La Crescenta, CA
Joined Oct 1, 2009
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Aug 22, 2012
wash in warm water with soap with a toothbrush and then lube up with wax based cam lubed ...

or send em to me ;)

ive had a WC and a BD do that ... i didnt stop using their gear ... just cleaned em up ...
bearbreeder
Joined Mar 1, 2009
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Aug 22, 2012
Hanging out on Royal Arches
I'll try and wash them, but they aren't that dirty and I don't even use these ones that much. I'd expect it from my draws that I thrash, but not on these that I just use for extending trad placements. Tristan B
From La Crescenta, CA
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Aug 22, 2012
Moby dick 5.11-
Teflon lube in the pivot. Dom
From New Brunswick Canada
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Aug 27, 2012
bearbreeder wrote:
wash in warm water with soap with a toothbrush and then lube up with wax based cam lubed ... or send em to me ;) ive had a WC and a BD do that ... i didnt stop using their gear ... just cleaned em up ...


Wax based lube is one of the worst things, besides a petroleum based lube. Soften up a candle then throw some dirt on in and see how that goes. Graphite ftw, Teflon second up
NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
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Aug 27, 2012
Or just put them in the dishwasher... JCM
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jun 9, 2008
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Aug 27, 2012
Ranar wrote:
Wax based lube is one of the worst things, besides a petroleum based lube. Soften up a candle then throw some dirt on in and see how that goes. Graphite ftw, Teflon second up


Tell that to metollius who use a wax based lube

Ya gotta wonder about MPers ;)
bearbreeder
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Aug 27, 2012
Tristan B wrote:
I'll try and wash them, but they aren't that dirty and I don't even use these ones that much. I'd expect it from my draws that I thrash, but not on these that I just use for extending trad placements.


The dirt is inside the internals .... Ive had quality dmm biners do that as well as cheap bds

Name brand doesnt mean anything if theres dirt inside
bearbreeder
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bearbreeder wrote:
Tell that to metollius who use a wax based lube Ya gotta wonder about MPers ;)


Do you know what those wax based lubes where designed for? They come from the cycling industry and they are ment for winter riding where water threatens to wash away a thinner lube. You put those wax based lubes in dry conditions and it becomes a a gummy mess. My years of being a bike mechanic and mtb guide in Tahoe back this up.
NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
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Aug 27, 2012
Ranar wrote:
Do you know what those wax based lubes where designed for? They come from the cycling industry and they are ment for winter riding where water threatens to wash away a thinner lube. You put those wax based lubes in dry conditions and it becomes a a gummy mess. My years of being a bike mechanic and mtb guide in Tahoe back this up.


Maybe u should tell metollius to stop selling snake oil then ... Bend oregon is a fairly dry place in the climbing season last i checked ;)

Since you obviously know better im sure theyll listen to you =P
bearbreeder
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Sep 7, 2012
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Personally I don't use PAPERCLIPS for climbing gear...

LOL!!!...
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
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Sep 7, 2012
Hanging out on Royal Arches
Locker wrote:
Personally I don't use PAPERCLIPS for climbing gear... LOL!!!...


You only use Lockers huh?
Tristan B
From La Crescenta, CA
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"You only use Lockers huh?"...


There IS a story there for sure.

Man, how I feel for some of my "Seconds" back in the late 80's, early 90's when I went on the "locker craze"...

LOL!!!...
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
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Sep 11, 2012
Hanging out on Royal Arches
Would you use this one Locker?
Trigger Locker too?
Trigger Locker too?
Tristan B
From La Crescenta, CA
Joined Oct 1, 2009
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Sep 11, 2012
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^^^

That's a beauty!


Man, I had those fukers on most every piece of gear I owned. Just couldn't have enough lockers (thus my nickname).


Just for the fun of it, try this sometime.

Get on whatever climb you think your second might have difficulty on following. Get to the crux and stick a fucking LOCKER on the draw. Wrench that fucker down as TIGHT as you can possibly get it, then start listening for your second to start cursing at you (For best results, put a locker on each end).

Never fails to put a big smile on my face...


Would I use that locker above in the photo? Probably...


;-)
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
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Sep 9, 2013
ducking ropes at Copper
backcountry.com/metolius-cam-l... ChefMattThaner
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Sep 9, 2013
A Very Not Snowy Christmas...
Locker wrote:
Just for the fun of it, try this sometime. Get on whatever climb you think your second might have difficulty on following. Get to the crux and stick a fucking LOCKER on the draw. Wrench that fucker down as TIGHT as you can possibly get it, then start listening for your second to start cursing at you (For best results, put a locker on each end).


Dude... this is GREAT. I can't wait to bust this out on my second one day. LMAO at work...
Morgan Patterson
Joined Oct 13, 2009
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Sep 9, 2013
Flakes of Wrath
NorCalNomad wrote:
Do you know what those wax based lubes where designed for? They come from the cycling industry and they are ment for winter riding where water threatens to wash away a thinner lube. You put those wax based lubes in dry conditions and it becomes a a gummy mess. My years of being a bike mechanic and mtb guide in Tahoe back this up.


Well there is a load of bullshit. For wet winter weather most intelligent riders choose a high viscosity lube such as syn lube (pedros.com/products/clean-and-... ), wax based lubes are awesome because if dust etc adhere to them, they clump up and fall off, therefore being "self cleaning." These lubes include white lightning, T-9, and pedro's ice wax, ALL of which recommend their products for dirty conditions. Oh right, and Metolius. Where were you a bike mechanic??
Paul-B
Joined Mar 26, 2011
115 points
Sep 9, 2013
I'm fairly sure the metolius cam lube and the finish line with the red cap are the same. I know of gear manufacturers who use wd40.

Whatever.
nicelegs
From Denver
Joined Oct 29, 2012
16 points
Sep 10, 2013
friends dont let friends clip madrock chuffnugget
From Bolder, CO
Joined Sep 14, 2011
22 points
Sep 10, 2013
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I find that JIZZ works wonders on most everything. Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,382 points
Sep 10, 2013
The wife and I road-trippin on the Connie.
nicelegs wrote:
I'm fairly sure the metolius cam lube and the finish line with the red cap are the same. I know of gear manufacturers who use wd40. Whatever.


I use the "finish line" stuff from the local sporting goods store, I agree that it's probably the same product.
Larry S
From Easton, Pennsylvania
Joined May 28, 2010
921 points
Sep 10, 2013
the frozen topout during a winter ascent
Come on people. Opposite and opposed. Nick Zmyewski
From Newark, Delaware
Joined Jun 2, 2011
132 points
Sep 10, 2013
Jose Cuervo Fruitcups dirtbag style
If soap and water don't work, try white gas. I had a biner that looked like in the photo above, and made it to work. I also fixed my RopeMan by using white gas - it was stuck and everyone thought it was beyond repair... doligo
Joined Sep 26, 2008
408 points
Sep 10, 2013
Locker wrote:
I find that JIZZ works wonders on most everything.


Bong hitz and porn before 11 don't mix dude!

TMI!
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