GT 85 Lubricant, penetrant and water displacer 400mm at Aldi in store £1.99
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GT 85 Lubricant, penetrant and water displacer 400mm at Aldi in store £1.99

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Refreshed 29th May (Posted 1st May)Local
Great prices for a 400ml aerosol.

Maintenance spray that can help clean your bike, general lubrication.

This is cheaper than most company's trade prices
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I was shopping at my local ALDI today and I found this at a pretty decent price. Didn't see another deal posted here recently, so here it is. Not sure if is cheaper anywhere else, but seems a good deal for the 400ml size. Hope it helps someone
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Im sure there’s some sort of Rude joke in there somewhere
Orange_Sooty5 h, 49 m ago

Im sure there’s some sort of Rude joke in there somewhere


enlighten us
Good stuff this is, used for years similar to WD40
This is cheaper than most company's trade prices
Edited by: "snappyfish" 1st May
This went cold for a moment last night, I thought its the guys and girls with rusty bike chains, squeaky door hinges, or that shed where you can't open the padlock
Edited by: "snappyfish" 1st May
snappyfish3 h, 31 m ago

This went cold for a moment last night, I thought its the guys and girls …This went cold for a moment last night, I thought its the guys and girls with rusty bike chains, squeaky door hinges, or that shed where you can't open the padlock


Or a rusty trombone...
Not really a proper lubricant, and not very good for the life of your bike gearing. Proper bike lube much much better. This is just a similar kind of WD40.
thehotwombat_3 h, 58 m ago

Not really a proper lubricant, and not very good for the life of your bike …Not really a proper lubricant, and not very good for the life of your bike gearing. Proper bike lube much much better. This is just a similar kind of WD40.


That's correct. Like all products check before you use.
be careful how you apply this on your bike(as it's being sold as part of their latest bike thing). If it gets into the greasy parts, it will kill 'em (eg rear hub).

The veritable jack of all trades, master of none...
Note: GT-85 is very, very different from WD-40. When applied, GT85 leaves no wet residue, whereas WD40 will leave behind a wet, oily film. There are very few cycling uses for WD-40 as it's just filthy and makes a mess everywhere. GT85 is useful for general lubrication of small components (e.g. mechs, shifters etc.)

What neither of them are any good for is chain lubrication. GT85 will be gone before you've got to the end of the street and WD40 will immediately transfer itself to everything it comes near - clothes, frame, components - leaving a horrid black residue and all while failing to actually lubricate your chain very well.

I have both in the garage, but neither go near the bikes!
daern3 h, 7 m ago

Note: GT-85 is very, very different from WD-40. When applied, GT85 leaves …Note: GT-85 is very, very different from WD-40. When applied, GT85 leaves no wet residue, whereas WD40 will leave behind a wet, oily film. There are very few cycling uses for WD-40 as it's just filthy and makes a mess everywhere. GT85 is useful for general lubrication of small components (e.g. mechs, shifters etc.)What neither of them are any good for is chain lubrication. GT85 will be gone before you've got to the end of the street and WD40 will immediately transfer itself to everything it comes near - clothes, frame, components - leaving a horrid black residue and all while failing to actually lubricate your chain very well.I have both in the garage, but neither go near the bikes!


Thanks, what would you suggest as a bike lubricant?
if you have other items to get, Ribble do this for a penny less
Hot hot hot! Picked up 3 cans! Cheers OP
drivay7 h, 30 m ago

Hot hot hot! Picked up 3 cans! Cheers OP


Tight fist, should of got 4 and made it even
Edited by: "snappyfish" 8th May



Simon from GCN uses WD40 on his bike... thoughts?
mai.wong8 h, 23 m ago

[Video] Simon from GCN uses WD40 on his bike... thoughts?


Nothing wrong with WD40 on a bike, but it washes grease away form hubs ect and destroys disc brakes pads if you have them so be careful.

For hisi bar tape, id use Muc of "bike spray" or just change the tape the tight fist.
Edited by: "snappyfish" 10th May
I picked some up at Wilko for £3 a couple of weeks ago so this is a good price.
Paid £4 at Halfords then my next stop was Aldi where I saw this! Good price.
I've only seen GT85 at that price once before, and when I tried looking for it again, couldn't find it, so I'll be heading to Aldi tomorrow in the off chance I'll get some, Cheerz.
Never paid more than £2 for this, usually Halfords online (not in store) or Aldi
You pathetic amateurs, if you need this you're doing it wrong.
thehotwombat_1st May

Not really a proper lubricant, and not very good for the life of your bike …Not really a proper lubricant, and not very good for the life of your bike gearing. Proper bike lube much much better. This is just a similar kind of WD40.


Rubbish! I've been using GT85 to lubricate my bike drive train since I bought it almost 4 years ago and still using the same cassette, chain and chain rings after doing about 3000 miles. I'ts also good for protecting carbon frames, a trick told to me by my Scott dealer. Put a bit on a clean cloth then polish in. Has kept my carbon frame in tip top condition.
snappyfish10th May

Nothing wrong with WD40 on a bike, but it washes grease away form hubs ect …Nothing wrong with WD40 on a bike, but it washes grease away form hubs ect and destroys disc brakes pads if you have them so be careful. For hisi bar tape, id use Muc of "bike spray" or just change the tape the tight fist.



Guys in Trouble, used a similar Muc off cleaner yestreday on my 2 d locks just to sort some squeaking.
And got both the locks completely jammed.

Then I tried GT85 and it just helped the key getting in and out but the locks are still jammed.
Now ordered muc off oil lube, will try if that helps.


I'm sure i did something wrong. Any help?
Edited by: "someshpan" 29th May
someshpan1 h, 33 m ago

Guys in Trouble, used a similar Muc off cleaner yestreday on my 2 d locks …Guys in Trouble, used a similar Muc off cleaner yestreday on my 2 d locks just to sort some squeaking.And got both the locks completely jammed.Then I tried GT85 and it just helped the key getting in and out but the locks are still jammed.Now ordered muc off oil lube, will try if that helps.I'm sure i did something wrong. Any help?


New locks.
MadonnaProject7 h, 19 m ago

You pathetic amateurs, if you need this you're doing it wrong.


One deal in 8 years? Your doing something wrong lol
Zuulan21 h, 19 m ago

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/triple-qx-brake-and-clutch-cleaner-500ml-177-wcode-cp4l-2947263Good for Bikes as well as cars.


Works as a cleaner and degreaser not for lubing moving parts.
someshpan29th May

Guys in Trouble, used a similar Muc off cleaner yestreday on my 2 d locks …Guys in Trouble, used a similar Muc off cleaner yestreday on my 2 d locks just to sort some squeaking.And got both the locks completely jammed.Then I tried GT85 and it just helped the key getting in and out but the locks are still jammed.Now ordered muc off oil lube, will try if that helps.I'm sure i did something wrong. Any help?


You need a penetrating oil like plusgas. It's really thin and designed to get inbetween jammed parts. you will then need a thicker oil/grease to stop it happening again.
In summary:

WD40 is a water dispersant, that chap in the GCN video is probably using it to get water out of the chain etc before putting in a thicker lube. You can see some finish line lube in its dropper bottle on the bench in the background. It useless for long term chain and mech lubing, use it to get water out.

Some confusion stems from the new owners of WD40 using the brand name for a range of proper bike lubes, the cans look different so read the label before using!

GT85 does pretty much everything WD40 does but is a fraction thicker. I use it to flush water out of chains, etc and on derailleurs. It's not much cop as a chain lube. It's good for a general wipe everything (except brakes!!) over lube.

Aldi usually also sell Muc off lubes which are good. The wet lube is very tenacious but attracts dirt badly. If you are riding everyday without the chance to properly clean your bike (commuting) it's great but your chain will look a disaster, albeit quiet running.

Squirt lube is very good as it is a water and wax emulsion. Not the longest lasting but it doesn't pick up dirt. You must apply it to a spotlessly clean chain to begin with however that has no trace of petroleum, etc based oils/lubes.
johnnystorm2 h, 49 m ago

You need a penetrating oil like plusgas. It's really thin and designed to …You need a penetrating oil like plusgas. It's really thin and designed to get inbetween jammed parts. you will then need a thicker oil/grease to stop it happening again.


Thanks. That'll help.
I ended up returning one of the locks and got a new one.
The other lock was sorted after using the muc off oil lube. But I'll still return it as I think the insides have rust and it might get jammed again.
Things I learned.
1) Never use just the degreaser and leave it on locks as I think it sucked up all the oil and grease it had for lubrication. If you are using one, Finish it up later with lubricating fluid.
2) Keep your locks maintained or Invest in good quality locks.
Billilo1st May

Thanks, what would you suggest as a bike lubricant?


Used engine oil. And no im not kidding.
mai.wong10th May

[Video] Simon from GCN uses WD40 on his bike... thoughts?


GCN are sponsored by WD40. Read into that what you may...
Billilo1st May

Thanks, what would you suggest as a bike lubricant?


For chains, I currently use "Smoove" - a dry wax lube for summer use. Clean, long-lasting. Just not very cheap...
thehotwombat_3rd Jun

Used engine oil. And no im not kidding.


Great if you don't mind your transmission, bike and clothing all getting covered in black sludge...
daern5th Jun

For chains, I currently use "Smoove" - a dry wax lube for summer use. …For chains, I currently use "Smoove" - a dry wax lube for summer use. Clean, long-lasting. Just not very cheap...


Thanks, will check it out
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