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Homemade wax lubricant #4579139
11/19/17 04:50 PM
11/19/17 04:50 PM
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georgemiller Offline OP
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I've run this brew approximately 2500 miles and works great . I've used White Lighting chain lube for years but this is as good if not better for a fraction of the cost.

https://youtu.be/D12BFIXZCes

Re: Homemade wax lubricant [Re: georgemiller] #4579206
11/19/17 05:35 PM
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Been there,,, found out that I'm really happy with this; https://blueskycycling.com/products/squi...1RoC5n8QAvD_BwE


Last edited by Taildragger; 11/19/17 05:37 PM.

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Re: Homemade wax lubricant [Re: georgemiller] #4579261
11/19/17 06:17 PM
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Great idea, thanks.


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Re: Homemade wax lubricant [Re: georgemiller] #4579388
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Bob Is The Wax Guy already?

IIRC mechanical engineering concensus (certainly endorsed by Honda for motorcycles) is that oil is a better chain lubricant, despite the mess.

Re: Homemade wax lubricant [Re: Ducked] #4580273
11/20/17 06:16 PM
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Motorcycles with O-Ring chains are a bit different than bicycles.
A number of tests have shown that in dry conditions wax lubes are more efficient on bicycle transmissions.
In wet conditions a lube like Squirt (which I'm a fan of) works okay but its useful life is reduced. Even in dry conditions wax lube is good for a few hours before re-lubing is needed. Reapplication needs time to dry too so there are trade-offs.

I've heard the pros dip chains in melted grease to lube them for wet road races. I guess this gets a good, long-lasting lube into the links where it will, hopefully, stay, much like an O-Ring motorcycle chain.

Wet lubes on mountain bikes tend to attract dust and become grinding paste.


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