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I use paraffin riding locally and touring; have done so for decades. Weight of my can of paraffin is 10 oz; could reduce amount of paraffin. Application touring lasts me about 500 miles. This means for a 1000 mile tour I wax once on tour.
Don't forget "and another time every time it rains." Chacun a son gout.
No, no, no, no! About every 500 miles, including rain days. As far as all the trouble to wax every 500 miles, it's less trouble for me to wax than to clean and oil type lubricate chain, and, as explained, I enjoy extra long life from my drivetrain components. The topic originator asked that there be no lube wars. Keep that in mind when you think you have a clever comeback.
Thanks for the compliment, I didn't mean it to be a clever comeback. During the year that I used paraffin, every time i rode home through a thunderstorm, I had to relube; the chain squeaked like nobody's business the next day if I didn't. That was for a half hour commute, so I'd expect a couple hours to all day in the rain would do a super job of cleaning the wax out of the chain.
I use paraffin riding locally and touring; have done so for decades. Weight of my can of paraffin is 10 oz; could reduce amount of paraffin. Application touring lasts me about 500 miles. This means for a 1000 mile tour I wax once on tour.So what, 8 times on a the Trans America? I'd say no thanks to that.
One way is to head north and pick up the Northern Tier to Whitefish, MT. Then due south thru Seeley Lake. Not the most direct, but very scenic.
On a steep downhill I just couldn't stop by braking from the hoods, I had to reach round to the drops and squeeze like hell.