Blog / paraffin
We've heard from several people that they used to wax their bike chains in a coffee-can in their garage back in the 80's while watching Breaking Away on VHS.
Breaking Away, 1979
Why the recent resurgence in melted paraffin-treated bike chains? And how is the Runaway Bike HOT TUB different than other products that are new to the scene?
Fresh out of the kitchen and still going strong with our latest installment of American commercialism. This is our list of ten items that caught our eye this month and want to try out. Most aren't even bike related... there should be something for everybody. Some are new products. Some are old. All are awesome.
This isn't particularly fun stuff, we know. But you've got some money invested in your bikes. Keeping that in mind, show your bike some love with just a couple easy tips.
A new regular feature on RunawayBike.com... our blatant nod to consumerism... a list of ten items that have caught our eye and want to try out. Some are new products. Some are old.
To be clear... most of these we haven't actually tried, but would like to. We have no affiliation with these companies... no monetary kick-backs.
Just a quick shout-out to the handsome recumbent riders over at bentrideronline.com. They know a good thing when they see it. And right now, they like our HOT TUB!
Perhaps you're having trouble deciding if a melted hot paraffin treatment is right for you. Maybe reading their review will nudge you in the right direction.
As always, let us know if you have any questions. We love to hear from you. Seriously. We're a new company and want to make sure we are on target with what people are looking for when maintaining their bikes.
Using the Runaway Bike HOT TUB is the absolute best lubricant that you can buy for your bike chain. You will need to remove your chain to perform the treatment, however.
Never done that before? Fear not.
Want to read even more about the benefits of a paraffin chain lube?
And more importantly, want to read some articles about our paraffin HOT TUB?
Well, you're in luck... here's some fun reading for you:
- Velo News talks about the "surprising" results that concluded that melted paraffin was the winning lube in their 30-lube testing.
- Bike Radar gives us a shout-out!
- Awesome Seattle Bike Blog gives us some love too!
We've been asked by several people for data showing the benefits of paraffin treatment vs other traditional lubricants. We've also been asked if we were familiar with the "Friction Facts" web-site and their lube-guru Jason Smith. Well, yes we are! In fact, we are in contact with Jason and he has been extremely supportive. He has also provided us with a page on his web-site for everybody who wants to see some hard data showing how well a paraffin-treated chain works. To be clear, this data isn't specifically for chains done with the HOT TUB... but unless you have access to the advanced equipment that Jason has at his disposal, we think that the HOT TUB is the right solution.
Go dive into the data at Jason's web-sites here: