Author Topic: Parrafin heads only  (Read 8477 times)

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Offline paddleboy17

Re: Parrafin heads only
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2014, 01:03:10 pm »
No lube wars please.

I'm on a parrafin lubrication kick on all my bike's chains but haven't tried it touring yet.  Has anyone used parrafin on tour and what scheme did you use for re-application?  My two ideas are to carry a pan of parrafin to heat on the stove, or to use the stove to heat the chain in place and melt wax onto it.  FYI, my current formula is about a tablespoon of graphite in a bar of canning wax.

I think you could get this to work by putting your parafin tin in a pot of water.  That would keep the temp of the pararin under 212 F.  The one and only time I parafined a chain, I did it this way.
Danno

Offline staehpj1

Re: Parrafin heads only
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2014, 01:07:01 pm »
or to use the stove to heat the chain in place and melt wax onto it.
If you use paraffin, I suggest not using that method.  I think the chain really need to be submerged in molten paraffin for it to get into the the rollers.