A Wallingford company is hoping to change the way you keep your bike chain in tip-top shape. Runaway Bike Industries, a company lead by brothers Bob and Doug Montclair, has launched a Kickstarter for a paraffin-based bicycle chain lube that requires a little more work (and, they say, reaps more benefits) than simply drizzling some Tri-Flow.
They know that not everyone is going to completely remove their chain and heat it up on the stove in a tub of their new Hot Tub lube. But they’re betting a lot of you will (you know who you are).
The Hot Tubs will be manufactured in Seattle, assuming they make their modest Kickstarter goal of $2,000. Details:
Runaway Bike Industries has completed development of our Bike Chain Hot Tub… a unique hot paraffin-based chain lubricant for serious cyclists, and we are looking for members of a lube-army to get it to market!
We are very excited about this! The Chain Hot tub is the end-result of our research and development for the best available bike chain treatment. No other product lubricates and repels dirt better… not to mention much cleaner than traditional oil and grease products. The durability and dirt resistance of the Hot Tub treatment also makes this a long-lasting solution.
Don’t just take our word for it. Do yourself a favor and do a quick web-search for “paraffin bike lubricant” and open your eyes to the wonders of a great chain lube. Oily sprays and greasy drops don’t live up the standards of a full Paraffin treatment… and our Hot Tub is the most convenient way to experience it yourself.
You should be aware that the Hot Tub is intended for those who are comfortable with a bit of their own bike maintenance since it will require removal of the chain from your bike… But there’s no better way to start tinkering with your bike than giving it a full professional-grade lube!