How To Wax A Bicycle Chain | Maintenance Monday
Published on November 13th 2017
Although it might seem a bit odd, there are a number of benefits to waxing your chain. Jon teaches you how best to do it here. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/se The GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/sf The two main benefits to a waxed chain are: 1. That it reduces drivetrain friction and so gives a performance increase 2. The wax is very effective at repelling dirt, and so increases the lifetime of your drivetrain. To wax your chain you will need: - A very clean chain, dirt will stop the wax sticking to the chain - A slow cooker, this is much safer than cooking in a pan on the hob -Paraffin wax, buy it in granules instead of in a block if possible, this will reduce the time it takes to melt Once your wax has completely melted in the slow cooker, completely submerge your chain, and leave for around 15 minutes. Once bubbles have stopped coming from the chain links, hang your chain up to drip dry When the chain in dry, work it about to remove the stiffness that comes with the wax build up. Once you have cleaned this excess wax from your chain, simply fit it to your bike, and off you go! Would you wax your chain? Let us know down below 👇 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/sg Watch more on GCN... How to replace a chain http://gcn.eu/ReplaceAChain 📹 How to get a perfectly clean chain http://gcn.eu/perfectchain 📹 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com Music: hip hop jazzy About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic climbs of Alpe D’Huez and Mont Ventoux to the cobbles of Flanders, everywhere there is road or pavé, world-class racing and pro riders, we will be there bringing you action, analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. We show you how to be a better cyclist with our bike maintenance videos, tips for improving your cycling, cycling top tens, and not forgetting the weekly GCN Show. Join us on YouTube’s biggest and best cycling channel to get closer to the action and improve your riding! Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Alta Badia: http://gcn.eu/AltaBadia- // Maratona Dles Dolomites: http://gcn.eu/MaratonaDlesDolomites- Assos of Switzerland: http://gcn.eu/Assos KASK helmets: http://gcn.eu/KASK fi’zi:k shoes and saddles: http://gcn.eu/fizikshoes and http://gcn.eu/fiziksaddles Topeak tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Quarq: http://gcn.eu/Quarq DT Swiss: http://gcn.eu/DtSwiss Science in Sport: http://gcn.eu/SiS Orbea bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Trek Bicycles: http://gcn.eu/-Trek Vision wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Zipp wheels: http://gcn.eu/Zipp power2max: http://gcn.eu/power2max Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Continental tyres: http://gcn.eu/continental- Camelbak: http://gcn.eu/camelbak- The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Google+ - http://gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW Leave us a comment below!