Has anyone else tried this? I ride dusty tracks, so wet lubes are out. I am told that wax lubes need constant replenishment...but NOT before I clean the chain!
In the end I find I am spending more time and money on cleaners than the chain is worth. I am not a throwaway freak at all, but spending many hours and twice the price to get a chain and cassette to last 25% longer seems crazy.
Not to mention that I feel we are being ripped off. The drive train is terribly important to a pleasant ride, and there is an obsession with it. This is being cashed in upon, I feel.
This also applies to cleaners. Diesel/white spirit does a magic job. Then with a tiny bit of care and magnets you recycle 80% of it. The amount you use each month would run a Rec Veh for maybe 100 yards.
So. I took some Johnson's Traffic wax (no abrasive version!) and pulpled it into some paint thinners. I made a smooth paste then added the thinners until it was...well...thin.
I apply this to my chain with a toothbrush, after cleaning in (recycled) diesel. I am thinking that it was so cheap and easy that I may look at actually soaking my chain (in both cleaner and lube) every couple of weeks. Better penetration.
I leave the wax _on the chain_. I was wiping off the $100/litre stuff onto a rag! So far I have noticed no dirt buildup, and can hear no grit noise after several rides in dirty/wet conditions. Shifts are Ok. Not as good as a really oily chain, but that gets dirt.
So. Guys have recpies for wet lubes made up from thinners and oil. This one is wax and oil. it seems to be a dry lube at a cheap price.