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This is a somewhat bike dependant answer, and I wouldn't recommend it on expensive components, but for my winter bike I use the zero maintenance approach. I have a cheap single speed MTB. I use a cheap rust resistant chain. It gets lubed once with a heavy wet lube when it goes on, and then its maintenance free thereafter until it is replaced in autumn for ...


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Waxing a chain is the lowest overall cost. I bought 5kg of plain unscented paraffin wax for $25, and after 3 years have not used up the first kilogram. The only tool needed is some kind of boiler. I use an electric frypan that had lost it's non-stick coating and was no longer suitable for food. You could even melt the wax in a dedicated saucepan on a ...


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Here is description of my approach. Certainly this is not the only possible approach and there are probably infinitely many ways to lubricate a chain. Yet, I think my way of lubricating a chain probably gets very near the lowest possible total cost. I already know it gives 4000 km chain life for 110kg rider on an e-bike and does so at very minimal amount of ...


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