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    Yeah, the Synergetic would prob have been the...

    Yeah, the Synergetic would prob have been the perfect lube for this trip. HOWEVER, since I forgot both of our chains ("I'll just give these a last hot wax and hang them here to cool while I pack the...
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    No, I was referring to Roxtar's naptha+wax blend...

    No, I was referring to Roxtar's naptha+wax blend idea.

    Rewax after 5+ SS applications is the same as a rewax after none: quick rinse in boiling water and G2G. No consideration needs to be given to...
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    Interesting. The SS is the wax emulsified in...

    Interesting. The SS is the wax emulsified in water, so it doesn't introduce any petro into the chain. I'm interested to learn what happens when you rewax those.
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    IME hot wax is great for 2 rainy rides or 1 rainy...

    IME hot wax is great for 2 rainy rides or 1 rainy and muddy ride. BUT you can always top it up with Silca Super Secret, which is what we did for a 3 week tour in New Zealand list year. The chains...
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    I used TT for a bottle as a top-up when wax got...

    I used TT for a bottle as a top-up when wax got tired. It's not terrible.

    Compared with the Super Secret that I'm now using, however, it's not as nice. TT gets dirtier, and doesn't keep things...
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    You were like 90% of the way to queso bliss, but...

    You were like 90% of the way to queso bliss, but you flubbed the landing. Squirt will never be as good at getting into the cervices as melted wax in a crock pot.

    You prob need to reapply and use...
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    Same. It doesn't actually take that much. I use...

    Same. It doesn't actually take that much. I use about a cup of solvent per phase, and that's enough for several chains. I do 3 phases of mineral spirits and 2 phases of alcohol. Each is in a glass...
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    I agree that the hypothetically best option might...

    I agree that the hypothetically best option might be to deal with the noise, but it is crazy-making. Kudos to anyone who can continue riding happily once it starts! When I'm using earphones I can...
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    Silca does recommend going to the Synergetic...

    Silca does recommend going to the Synergetic after the initial wax wears off in long races. It sounds like that stuff is gross but much longer lasting than SS. I'd rather put SS on a few extra times...
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    As covered before, Silica Super Secret drip on...

    As covered before, Silica Super Secret drip on top of noisy waxed chains works well. I did that for 3 weeks in NZ last year. You can put it on and ride immediately.

    Some people actually carry...
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    Dude, it's the dust. Silca is trying to kill...

    Dude, it's the dust.

    Silca is trying to kill the "it's a hassle to clean the chain" argument. https://youtu.be/ttWQeoaCQGA
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    I must admit that wax was disappointing today. My...

    I must admit that wax was disappointing today. My shit started being pretty noisy about 50mi in to the 100mi race. I attribute it to the fairly dusty sections in the pack.

    Ms CE did the same...
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    I'm rewaxing 2 chains today for our gravel bikes....

    I'm rewaxing 2 chains today for our gravel bikes. The first one is in the wax and so far I'm into it for about 5 minutes of active work time. Will def be under 8 mins total.
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    This is a good point. Simply rinsing the chain...

    This is a good point. Simply rinsing the chain can make the noise go away for longer than you'd think.

    I also regularly notice that chains feel quite well-lubed after I wash them in boiling water...
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    Congrats! This is my experience as well. I'm...

    Congrats!

    This is my experience as well. I'm still sold on waxing, but compromises must be made for super fine dust conditions, at least after ~4 hours.

    Portner has some thoughts on this topic...
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    You'll prob just forget about wear entirely if...

    You'll prob just forget about wear entirely if you don't ride that bike 200mi a week. It's crazy how long a waxed drivetrain lasts.
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