Bike Chains Project

My project to learn enough about bike chains and lubrication to replace my chain, change my use of lubricants, and maintain my bike better started in 2021 and was nearly complete in April 2022. At that time I wrote the 8 posts listed here. I have been making corrections and some changes after further thoughts. I have followed the progress in the testing work and the theories put forward by Adam Kerin of Zero Friction Cycling. I have decided to make my posts “endless”. I will add notes of new products, new testing, new articles and new videos within the 8 main posts, without changing the apparent date of publication of each post:

  1. Finding Chain Wear – Introduction; internet research; trustworthy information, some basics of working with chains;
  2. Roller chain – Modern roller chain for bicycles;
  3. Lubrication Science – What is the science?;
  4. Lubricant Prices, Testing, Innovation – What is available? Who is testing lubricants and chains?;
  5. Cleaning – Cleaning a chain whether lubricated with bicycle drip lube, or with paraffin;
  6. Durable Chains -what’s on the market and possibly good;
  7. Melted Paraffin Immersion. Hot waxing?;
  8. Learnings for Make Benefit.





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