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Is “drip” wax a gateway drug to real wax?

Old 09-02-22, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by mschwett View Post
i touched my chain today and didn’t feel dirty and guilty afterwards ! pretty chuffed.
It's a family forum dude ...
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Old 09-02-22, 11:52 AM
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It's been so long since we had a chain lube thread.
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Old 09-02-22, 12:24 PM
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I start a fresh chain with hot wax and then top off with drip wax as needed. May do a full re-wax every 1000 miles or so.
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Old 09-02-22, 12:27 PM
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My grandpa used to lube things with his ChapStick. Jenius.
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Old 09-02-22, 12:43 PM
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What????
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Old 09-02-22, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by mschwett View Post
i touched my chain today and didn’t feel dirty and guilty afterwards ! pretty chuffed.
How old is it?That might tell us if you have anything to worry about. 😜
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Old 09-02-22, 02:59 PM
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merged duplicate threads
Can you also fix the typo in the title?
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Originally Posted by mschwett View Post
switched to one of those overpriced drip wax “lubricants.” I’m amazed how much cleaner everything is after a hundred miles or so. sounds/feels a tiny bit smoother too, although I doubt it’s the 5 watts (or whatever) I was promised.

is this a sign that I’d like immersion wax even more, or am I getting most of the benefits without most of the hassle?
Why are people so ridiculously obsessed w/ lubing their chains? FFS it's just a bicycle chain. Don't you losers have anything better to do?
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Old 09-02-22, 06:20 PM
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Why are people so ridiculously obsessed w/ lubing their chains? FFS it's just a bicycle chain. Don't you losers have anything better to do?
If you don't like a thread like this, move on.
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
Why are people so ridiculously obsessed w/ lubing their chains? FFS it's just a bicycle chain. Don't you losers have anything better to do?
Theres lube talk on virtually every forum, whether that is a car forum, turntable forum, boat forum, or penthouse forum.
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I put this stuff on my forklift mast chains a week ago. Make sure whatever you put it on is clean. The video is accurate. It goes on, coats the object and stays. Thins out some. So far so good.

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My first wax-based lube was Squirt and the experience was so underwhelming that I didn't seriously make the switch to immersive waxing until I saw that ZFC started recommending CeramicSpeed drivetrain cleaner over OMS/denatured alcohol. It's not difficult or much of a fuss now but I'm totally willing to go back to drip wax if I can get a bottle of Flower Power lube.
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Originally Posted by surak View Post
My first wax-based lube was Squirt and the experience was so underwhelming that I didn't seriously make the switch to immersive waxing until I saw that ZFC started recommending CeramicSpeed drivetrain cleaner over OMS/denatured alcohol. It's not difficult or much of a fuss now but I'm totally willing to go back to drip wax if I can get a bottle of Flower Power lube.
I've been using flowerpower, ordered directly from the company's website, for a couple of weeks now. Very smooth, very quiet, and Strava says I gained a few watts on some uphill segments.
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Old 09-02-22, 11:20 PM
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Why are people so ridiculously obsessed w/ lubing their chains? FFS it's just a bicycle chain. Don't you losers have anything better to do?
and you call yourself a wrench. Sheesh!
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Old 09-03-22, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
I get several hundred miles off a good wax but I don't crank out the big watts like you guys .... not sure if that makes a difference. But it is hard to fault wax-based drips for convenience.
no big watts here. Did about 60 miles today, i think it needs a re-drip. Still felt smooth but noisier. Looks great though, no comparison to the dry lube i was using, which turned everything near it black within short order.
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Old 09-03-22, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
Why are people so ridiculously obsessed w/ lubing their chains? FFS it's just a bicycle chain. Don't you losers have anything better to do?
It should be a FAQ with the answer, yes, use lube. Period.
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