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I apply the wax lube whenever my chain 'sounds' dry. When I hear a bit more noise than usual I know it is time. Although with lubrication, the more frequent the better as increased wear occurs when there is not enough. First, I use a rag (t-shirt, old sock, paper towel) to clean the dirty wax globs off the chain and chainrings. Then I apply the wax lube to ...


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I am surprised that I didn't see it already. I use a hot parafin wax bath to both clean and lubricate my chain. It's simple to do, and pretty cheap when all is said and done. Materials: $9 mini crockpot from Walmart $2 canning wax from Publix (or your local supermarket). Set up crockpot and turn on high. Add blocks of wax and let melt. This will take a ...


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It's worth experimenting with different products and methods. There is no 'one size fits all' solution. It depends on your components and the oil you use, how often you clean your bike and what with, the type of contaminants your chain is exposed to when you ride... etc. My method is: Only if very grimy, I will use a solvent (WD40 or similar) to help break ...


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I use 8 oz. flip-top bottles. They're inexpensive, easy to find, and the top does double duty as a spot applicator. They cost forty-seven cents a piece. I bought four so I could have extra bottles of lube in my car, on my bikes, and in my garage. Their 2-3 business day shipping was very reasonable for where I live (Maryland). http://www.specialtybottle.com/...


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Motor oil is as good as any other fantasy chain lubes. What should be kept in mind is the motor oil is fresh and not leftover extract while servicing a vehicle. If the instructions are to re-lube (after cleaning) after every few rides, then there will not be a problem with motor oil even. If one wants to keep the lubrication longer, the thicker the ...



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