« on: April 25, 2014, 07:39:00 am »
My, my, we all do feel strongly about our chains.
dkoloko, you're my hero. I knew that SOMEONE in the community had to have tried it on tour. And my experience in wet riding is parallel to yours. I rode for four hours in the rain the other day in a lonely charity ride and have done a lot a wet commutes this spring. Every time I come back I look at the chain and think, 'hmm-maybe I should do something about that'. But I just keep riding it and it seems fine.
The whole paraffin thing IS a lot of trouble. I'm just convinced that a lot of that can be engineered out. With 'missing-links', most of the trouble is already gone compared to what the paraffin-pioneers would have put up with. For the time being, I'm sticking with it because I'm entranced by all that CLEAN. After a literal 50yrs now of cleaning bike drive trains, it's just so wonderful to jump on the bike and just have it BE clean.
dkoloko, where can I find that Berto reference? Google fails me.