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Old 01-02-24, 06:58 PM
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Ah ... i can hear the oilers sighing in satisfaction ... "I told, you, stop responding and before long they will turn on each other .... They will solve the problem for us ... "


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as i said, i'm a waxer. i am not going back to oil. in addition to finding the process therapeutic it also gives me a chance to better clean the drive train.

here is another if you like, i just put this chain on yesterday and had one ride on it. its like chain dandruff...no waxy flakes my a$$...


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Originally Posted by spelger
as i said, i'm a waxer. i am not going back to oil. in addition to finding the process therapeutic it also gives me a chance to better clean the drive train.

here is another if you like, i just put this chain on yesterday and had one ride on it. its like chain dandruff...no waxy flakes my a$$...


Do you ''break'' it after it's out of the pot and has cooled down or do you simply install it and ride it until it breaks properly?

I roll mine several times on a door knob - it helps not getting wax debris around your frame and wheel.
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Did some clean up. Let's quit with the bickering and stay on topic, please.
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My mileage has been halved (at most) since I have a 3 month old at home. Pretty much all on the trainer. But, I've recently found that I missed the ritual of waxing, so I waxed the chains on all my bikes while doing other work in the garage .

My assertion is that for a dry climate rider, it is a great solution. Also I don't do any of the solvent or ultrasonic bath or any of the other involved stuff, just a single degrease for a new chain and then wax only. I don't otherwise treat my chain or clean my drivetrain. At all.

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Originally Posted by eduskator
Do you ''break'' it after it's out of the pot and has cooled down or do you simply install it and ride it until it breaks properly?

I roll mine several times on a door knob - it helps not getting wax debris around your frame and wheel.
teh chain was waxed a year ago. i found it in a zip lock. i don't recall what i did with it a year ago but yes, i usually bend it up a bit before putting it on, very hard otherwise.

the flakes don't really bother me, they are really only apparent on teh trainer since it is white on black, they standout a lot. i'm really only pointing out the bogus claim of no flakes. there be flakes on my road ride but not anything like what you see in the photo.
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why bother breaking the chain after the wax? that's what the first few pedal strokes are for
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Originally Posted by TMonk
why bother breaking the chain after the wax? that's what the first few pedal strokes are for
Did you ever try to install a waxed chain that had not been ''broken''? Good luck! The rollers are seized AF. It's gonna be hard and it's gonna make a weird noise for the first km or so
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Did you ever try to install a waxed chain that had not been ''broken''? Good luck! The rollers are seized AF. It's gonna be hard and it's gonna make a weird noise for the first km or so
yep, every time. IDK I don't think its that hard??? Ive used molten speed wax and paraffin and i dont think its that hard to install? . Also I find it only performs weird for like a hundred meters or so.

it really doesn't bother me that much and I cant be bothered to break the links. im all about low intervention
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Originally Posted by Lombard
I'll believe this when I see it.
With your help, we can keep this thread going into perpetuity
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Originally Posted by TMonk
yep, every time. IDK I don't think its that hard??? Ive used molten speed wax and paraffin and i dont think its that hard to install? . Also I find it only performs weird for like a hundred meters or so.

it really doesn't bother me that much and I cant be bothered to break the links. im all about low intervention
That's good information. I've never used MSW as I use a home maid blend of food grade paraffin wax and PTFE powder that allegedly does the same job (or better) than the branded wax. The chain is stiff after having cooled down and I need to play with it for a minute or two to free all the rollers.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
My mileage has been halved (at most) since I have a 3 month old at home.
Do you immersion wax your baby? It keeps it cleaner and makes changes less messy.
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that's gross and cruel. sorry my senor of humor button must be broken on that one but i dont think thats funny

unless u have personal experience with this and some pro tips. do tell
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Originally Posted by eduskator
That's good information. I've never used MSW as I use a home maid blend of food grade paraffin wax and PTFE powder that allegedly does the same job (or better) than the branded wax. The chain is stiff after having cooled down and I need to play with it for a minute or two to free all the rollers.
Wish I had a home maid.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
why bother breaking the chain after the wax?
For easier chain reinstallation and perfect shifting right away. Otherwise shifting feels a bit off for a mile or so.
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ya i guess that makes sense but breaking the links seems so tedious. ill deal with weird shifting for (in my experience) a km or less just to slap it on the bike and be done w it. I also have a couple flat miles surrounding my garage in any direction, so I can just not shift for a bit.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
ya i guess that makes sense but breaking the links seems so tedious.
Why? Do you do so link by link?

Just pull the chain back and forth around a polished wooden broom handle, a section (about 1/3 of the chain) at a time, then turn the chain around, and do the same for the other side. Takes < 2 minutes.
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no I dont do anything lol. I just put it on all stiff and messed up. it really doesn't bother me. although if it did, your method sounds like its not too bad
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Originally Posted by eduskator
Did you ever try to install a waxed chain that had not been ''broken''? Good luck! The rollers are seized AF. It's gonna be hard and it's gonna make a weird noise for the first km or so
that has not been my experience.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
that's gross and cruel. sorry my senor of humor button must be broken on that one but i dont think thats funny

unless u have personal experience with this and some pro tips. do tell
With hard work and some therapy, it's possible to develop a sense of humor.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir
Why? Do you do so link by link?

Just pull the chain back and forth around a polished wooden broom handle, a section (about 1/3 of the chain) at a time, then turn the chain around, and do the same for the other side. Takes < 2 minutes.
+1. No hassle and certainly not tedious. I roll mine around a door knob a few times just to unbreak the links. Takes 15-20 seconds.
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Originally Posted by spelger
Wish I had a home maid.
Thanks for the correction. I guess you probably wish you could speak 3 languages too .
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
With hard work and some therapy, it's possible to develop a sense of humor.
oh we got a snarky one here guys

EDIT: I should add that I'm a first time parent, and that we had trouble getting all the way through a successful pregnancy before this one stuck. So maybe I'm a bit hypervigilant and sensitive to the subject matter of your joke. Maybe I'll be able to have a laugh in kind when she is a snot nosed toddler. Do you have kids?
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Originally Posted by eduskator
+1. No hassle and certainly not tedious. I roll mine around a door knob a few times just to unbreak the links. Takes 15-20 seconds.
15 - 20 seconds in certainly more palatable to me than 2 minutes. Maybe I'll try this next time!
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