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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Chain wax

Im a newbie to the biking world and i have a 748S.. How often should one wax the chain?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 05:28 AM
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Question 1: I know that paraffin wax is often used on some metal surfaces such as drill bits and saw blades to keep them sharp and to prevent corrosion. I talked with a beekeeper and I was told that beeswax is actually best for these purposes. I have heard that some chain lubes contain some wax, is this true? How can this wax retain its liquid properties? I also heard that some people dip their bike chains in wax. Does this help? I cleaned my chain thoroughly and applied a stick of beeswax to it as I rotated the chain. I also applied wax to my cogs. Should I also apply some oil to my chain or is the beeswax alone sufficient?

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Q 2: Jim - As a general rule, things are pretty dry out here where I ride in Denver, so I donít need an extreme lube. I also like to keep my drivetrain pretty clean. Thus, I like some of the wax-based lubes. I really like how clean White Lightning is, but it dries out and begins chirping like after two rides. I just tried another dry lube by SRAM, and it held up a little longer, but it seems to attract gunk more like a wet lube. Whatís your favorite lube?
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