My Rock N Roll Gold bike lube seems to get solid or gelatenous when stored on my unheated, but enclosed porch at colder temperatures. Is a chain lubricated with this product still going to be sufficiently lubricated when riding in freezing (below 0c or 32f) temperatures? Should I find a different cold weather alternative?
This can be a regional thing, but here in Germany, many are happy with Ballistol applied as aerosol and not changed during the seasons.
From a material science perspective, its viscosity is very low and has little temeprature dependence. It is also said that it is environmently friendly, to the extend that you can use it on pets, which I never tried as I found chains on my bike much more suitable.
It depends on how far below freezing you are riding. In close to freezing temperatures, where slush and muck are an issue, a wet lube offers better protection despite it's increased viscosity and resistance. At colder temperatures where slush is no longer an issue (15F/-10C) you should consider a dry lube. It will offer less resistance while riding and provide an adequate level of protection for those conditions.