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Waxing Chain Just Trend or usefull?

Old 11-16-23, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Lombard
It's placebo. I always feel faster when I change something on my bike.
Unfortunately, I always feel slower when someone else changes something on their bike.
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Old 11-16-23, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Aardwolf
Not sure the PTFE is really required.
It definitely is not required. It is environmentally unsound, and breathing in the powder is something you really really don't want to do.
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Old 11-16-23, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
It might be just a placebo, but it's interesting how so many people get the same feeling after their first hit on their first ride.
and second and third etc......
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Originally Posted by vuurmot
Maybe it is placebo, but I can feel the friction reduction with waxed chains.
It runs quieter and smoother
As luck would have it, the difference is measurable and replicable. Not a placebo.
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Old 11-17-23, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by SpedFast
I have been using scented/unscented candles donated to me by the neighbor ladies for several years now with good results. See no point in changing up. I wax biweekly and have several chains in rotation for each bike averaging around 300 to 400 miles depending on the weather when riding. If it's wet I move up the rotation frequency. Only chain I've had a problem with since starting this routine was a Chinese counterfeit that stretched out within 2000 miles while the others in rotation hadn't shown any signs of wear. This is my personal experience, your's may differ. I only use the candles because it makes the neighbor ladies feel like their contributing to the cause (don't ask what cause)
My experience is pretty much the same - I rotate 3 chains, waxing every 300-350 miles/chain. Any wax goes into the crockpot, including unwanted-gift scented candles. Seems to work fine
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Old 11-17-23, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
Scented = increased friction. Extensive testing supports this.
If your neighbor ladies provide you with bacon-scented candle scraps, does it increase the chances of animal encounters?
I've found this thread to be both entertaining and educational.
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Originally Posted by ralphs
If your neighbor ladies provide you with bacon-scented candle scraps, does it increase the chances of animal encounters?
I've found this thread to be both entertaining and educational.
rumor is this guy had bacon scented chain wax..
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Old 11-17-23, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ralphs
If your neighbor ladies provide you with bacon-scented candle scraps, does it increase the chances of animal encounters?
I've found this thread to be both entertaining and educational.
You won't have any problem with wild pigs.
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