Posts Tagged: lube

Wax On

So I’m trying candle wax as a bike chain lubricant. It’s not as random as it sounds: paraffin wax has been used by cyclists for many decades and usually outperforms everything else when tested, and I’m fairly sure the candle wax I have is mostly paraffin. Waxing the chain requires you remove it from the bike, which I had to… Read more »


I did my bike’s relatively-major spring service today. It took a while, and I ended up wondering how far other people usually go in pursuit of smoother running.