I have problems applying some of those wax-in-solvent lubes at low temp. White Lightening is supposed to be applied down to 10C, but it seems to solidify on contact below about 12C.
A hot wax chain dip is used by some people. This will protect the chain from rust. If the wax has some slippery addatives (teflon, Moly Disulphide) it will lube OK. Ive seen commercial motorbike hot wax dip, but for bikes it is a DIY operation.
I use a layer of wax on any exposed metal, and wax the painted frame to shed winter road muck. Car wax works fine for this.
Last edited by MichaelW; 10-03-02 at 06:49 AM.