Automatic Transmission Fluid is OK in my Book!

A while back I posted a How To about using ATF as chain lube or to be used as cable lube. One of the concerns a few tree-huggers had about using ATF is that it wouldn’t be safe for the environment. I checked my buddy at Benzwerks of Costa Mesa Ca.(where I got the idea from) about this concern. He stated that ATF is SYNTHETIC, it’s not petroleum based which means that using it on your bike should be OK and Tree-Hugger Approved.

So go on with your bad self and try this out. I’ve tested it on a chain and it’s actually been running smoother than my other chain that has White Lightning.

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RL Policar is an avid mountain biker and the Editor In-Chief of and Between the two sites, he's published well over 4,000 articles (and growing).