Chain Waxing

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  • Nah the whole point with that is there is no chain, obviously. So you just want to dip the special powder in the UFO drip stuff for a completely frictionless trip to wherever your mind takes you.

  • I’ve found a bit of an issue with waxed chains for fixed :-/

    You effectively get a lot of chain with initial use of a freshly waxed chain. I’ve had to stop during a ride and tweek … to take up the slack and keep it safe.

  • Also.

    Don’t wax your track/ss chain quick links.

    ( or even better … don’t use quick links )

  • I've always waxed them. It takes seconds to run a fingernail around the groove to allow them to bite properly.

    As for fixed, throw the chain on roughly, spin cranks for a bit to knock off the excess wax and then do the tension properly.

  • don’t use quick links

    ?

  • This is the type of link I had an issue with:

    death

  • As for fixed, throw the chain on roughly, spin cranks for a bit to knock off the excess wax and then do the tension properly.

    I do this. Maybe I don’t do it enough. I still find the chain stretches a lot. I guess that’s wax on the interfacing parts wearing/compressing or something.

  • What kind of KMage are ppl getting out of waxed chains?

    I’m approaching 10k on my Squirted chain and the .75 checker is perhaps a month away from dropping in.

  • It’s complicated.

    I’ve done just over 6500 km on waxed chains so far … but that’s spread over four bikes (and the fixed has 3 chains). Literally zero measurable wear on any yet, but that doesn’t mean much.

    So yeah … too early to say.

  • 10k really?! Is that 11 speed?

  • Yes, 11 speed Shimano chain. 9,666 km on it.

    I’ll change it at .75 and update on the distance.

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