Bicycle Chain Waxing in the Kitchen (Video)

A great project to do if you want a clean chain, fast, and smooth chain.
No grease marks, no mess, and longer chain life.
And an old-school hack to boot.


tools needed:

Chain tool–either pliers to break open the master link or a pin vise for pushing out a pin.

spare master link (if your chain needs one–and most current chains do)




tub for hand agitation or ultrasonic cleaner for high-speed agitation

1lbs of pure paraffin (wax)

Empty coffee can

pot to create a double-boiler

Wire to loop into chain


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