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  • Edric 64
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    SO there I was, googling for ring lube 😯

    Premier Icon njee20
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    it’s already lasted 30 miles without reappliation !!

    I’d damn well hope so! I apply lube about every 200 miles on the road bike, at most!

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Student method:

    🙂 Buy candles [waxy ones, not too crumbly]
    🙂 Have candlelit dinner [optional]
    🙂 Remove wicks/metal bits
    🙂 Gently melt in old bean can
    🙂 Place whole chain in
    🙂 Shake about a bit over the sink
    🙂 Remove chain and place on cardboard to cool
    🙁 Clean sink
    🙂 Ride and repeat when it squeaks 🙂

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    SO there I was, googling for ring lube and chains, and I found that putoline stuff that teej uses

    put the road bike chain in it – bugger me, it’s silent and it’s already lasted 30 miles without reappliation !! 😉

    great fun with a camping stove on the lounge carpet, too

    (I’m gonna have to sort out the hubs now though, the noise is unbearable)

    stanfree
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    ^^^^ Ah Bless Tj , I used to lol when I heard him refer to normal bikes as ‘Solos’ . 😆

    He’s a good guy really.

    IanMunro
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    it’s silent and it’s already lasted 30 miles without reappliation !!

    Now that you’ve reached the mid-ride coffee stop. Let’s hope they’ve got some tea lights to top the chain up 🙂

    This place is rubbish without TJ

    stanfree
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    This place is rubbish without TJ

    And GW or have I taken that too far. 😀

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Now that you’ve reached the mid-ride coffee stop

    that was 2 rides, with a sleep in-between

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    My experience of chain wax was: 30 miles of silence, then it’s all worn off. So the ride home or second local blat round the woods sounded like a Dutch commuter whose chain is made mostly from rust.

    Back to proper lube.

    This place was rubbish with TJ

    This place is rubbish with you.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I’ve been using this stuff too, it’s ace- amazing how well it works in mud, I used it for a couple of innerleithen enduro races and the UKGE event particularily left the gears just a block of mud, but still it worked. Only downside is that it’s a lot of work to clear off, and it does still need redone fairly often in winter.

    Going to try it on a bike if summer ever happens- originally I planned to go back to epic ride, but this feels like it might last forever in the dry.

    Also it does feel quite a lot like I’m going to burn the house down.

    But what did the Tandemjeremy ever do for us? Just excellent employment advice, useful bike advice, running trail repair sessions, organising rides sometimes, what a ****, glad he’s banned 😉 Because there’s been no bad threads since then obviously and the people who used to troll him definitely don’t do it to anyone else.

    Junkyard
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    andy – if you keft would anyone notice?
    Not having a dig but look how often he gets a mention

    there was no malice in him even if he was foolish and those who goaded him deserved the ban IMHO.He was often bulled and we kicked out the victim and left [some of]the bullies here and this shames us all.

    Trampus
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    Well said, Junkyard.

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    Back to Chain Wax. Works best with single speed or hub gears.

    stevewhyte
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    That’s the first sensible thing JY has ever said, he must be growing up.;)

    rewski
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    He’s gone get over it.

    Toasty
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    Student method:

    Clean sink

    You were a rubbish student.

    tiggs121
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    I’m afraid 30 miles until a re-lube required just isn’t enough. I’ll stick to oil.

    As for TJ – a man with a view – nowt wrong with that is there?

    Premier Icon njee20
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    That’s the first sensible thing JY has ever said, he must be growing up.;)

    Pot/kettle?

    Finish Line Krytech wax lube was rubbish years ago! 30 miles is crap!

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    30 miles is crap!

    🙄
    30 miles was a joke, see ? – that’s how far I rode after doing the chain
    up to 60 now – thinking of turning pro, with all this riding 8)

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    Wasn’t a joke for me though. That’s about as far as I managed before properly needing to relube. Was nice and clean though.

    stevewhyte
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    And like night following day. 🙄

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