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    Default Re: Wax/Lube/Solvent question for Too Tall

    Quote Originally Posted by twowheels View Post
    I tried it once and concluded that waxing your chain is as effective as mixing astroglide with capsicum.
    I tried that once and concluded that Chiliglide(TM) lasts longer than chain wax. Much longer than you want it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    BioDiesel will strip it however that will leave behind yet more cr@p to clean off your chain and long haul truckers will hit on you.

    Good?
    Ah ha! Now I understand why there was a Sharpie message on a stall in the men's room at the Pilot truck stop just east of Springfield MO. "Call TT for good NFS."
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11.4 View Post
    Ah ha! Now I understand why there was a Sharpie message on a stall in the men's room at the Pilot truck stop just east of Springfield MO. "Call TT for good NFS."
    Your Mom has terrible handwriting. Just sayin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Your Mom has terrible handwriting. Just sayin'
    xxoo
    And bad taste in lubricant distributors as well, apparently.
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    Default Re: Wax/Lube/Solvent question for Too Tall

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    One thing I've learned after years doing this bit is that chainlube is seasonal, situational and personal....all at the same time.

    How's the weather over there?
    After a decade of freelance race support, I've used a TON of different lubes and this statement pretty much sums it up. There's a condition for almost every lube. When you have clear expectations on weather, duration and cleaning a lot of things can be viable. The one type of lube that is not viable to me, one that settles. Which pretty much means wax based lubes. Use it if you want but it's not touching a bike I have to look after.

    Quote Originally Posted by 11.4 View Post
    Ah ha! Now I understand why there was a Sharpie message on a stall in the men's room at the Pilot truck stop just east of Springfield MO. "Call TT for good NFS."
    I've conducted business in that "office" although I haven't been there since the recent PSA. Small world indeed.

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    Default Re: Wax/Lube/Solvent question for Too Tall

    A forum search for "waxed chain" brought this one up. Is everyone still down on waxing chains? The claims of longer drivetrain life have me interested. I bought some expensive parts last year and if I can get them to last an extra season by waxing I'm in. The process sounds easy enough and I have the time.

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    I have tried it and, for the most part, found it to be great and relatively easy. But I live in SoCal and never have to deal with crappy weather, etc.

    On dry/dusty rides (e.g. firetrails) I appreciate that I'm not picking up a lot of grit, etc. For ease, I stopped with the submersion method and just use Squirt. I don't see a lot of buildup on the pulleys like I did with other products from my youth (e.g. White Lightning).

    I'm not sure how it would do in wetter climates or with winter road grime.
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    Default Re: Wax/Lube/Solvent question for Too Tall

    I wax the chain on my track bike. It's worth the extra labor to not have filthy hands when changing cogs/chainrings between races.

    The rest of the bikes get NFS.

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    Default Re: Wax/Lube/Solvent question for Too Tall

    Anyone tried the Silca Super Secret Chain Lube? http://www.silca.cc/products/silca-s...ret-chain-lube

    Jason - what do you prefer for spirited road riding in good weather? I.e., not commuting, not rainy, no fireroads, but also not the district time trial championship.

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    Default Re: Wax/Lube/Solvent question for Too Tall

    Iíve started waxing most of my chains. MSW mostly, but picked up some absolute black to try. My favorite previously was rock n roll gold. I dig that the chain and cassette stays clean. I live in a dry climate, though. If I was in the NW Iíd use oil based. Waxed chains will rust, but a hot-water/wax/ride fixes the surface rust.

    The exceptions are the commuter/e-cargo-bike. They get whatever is quick to put on. They get cleaned a lot less too.

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    Default Re: Wax/Lube/Solvent question for Too Tall

    Quote Originally Posted by thollandpe View Post
    Chain wax sucks. Remove it by cleaning it with biodiesel (cheap, non-toxic, biodegradable, effective AF) and throw your wax-based lube away.

    Scratch that, get rid of your wax-based lube first. Start a camp fire with it. Give it someone you don't like.

    And then buy some NFS and be done with your lube woes. Unless you really like messing with your chain and need to occupy some time.

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    NFS ?
    What is NFS please?

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    Default Re: Wax/Lube/Solvent question for Too Tall

    Quote Originally Posted by ukracer View Post
    NFS ?
    What is NFS please?
    It's about time you come out from under that rock.

    http://nixfrixshun.com

    Too Tall's magical elixir.

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    Default Re: Wax/Lube/Solvent question for Too Tall

    Quote Originally Posted by ukracer View Post
    NFS ?
    What is NFS please?
    It's a damned fine chain lube. (use as directed-a little goes a long way)

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    Default Re: Wax/Lube/Solvent question for Too Tall

    Quote Originally Posted by ukracer View Post
    NFS ?
    What is NFS please?
    No hyperbole. Great stuff. Follow the directions - less is more. Your chain will shed crud. Perfect your wipe-down technique. Get a bag-o-rags at your local hardware.
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    Default Re: Wax/Lube/Solvent question for Too Tall

    I use the squirt waxy stuff on the race bike, NFS on everything else. Not a ton of logic to it to be honest, but I like both for different reasons. I probably lightly clean and coat my chain on the race bike after every weekend, but that's sort of part of the weekly look over I would do anyways, so its not a huge ask. Couldn't stand doing to that on the rest of the bikes though.
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    Default Re: Wax/Lube/Solvent question for Too Tall

    Quote Originally Posted by s_curran View Post
    I use the squirt waxy stuff on the race bike, NFS on everything else. Not a ton of logic to it to be honest, but I like both for different reasons. I probably lightly clean and coat my chain on the race bike after every weekend, but that's sort of part of the weekly look over I would do anyways, so its not a huge ask. Couldn't stand doing to that on the rest of the bikes though.
    Gotta say I applaud the facts you pay close attention to bicycle maintenance.

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