Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Krypton, 15 Aug 2007.
Any advice on the best method / solution to use when cleaning my chain?
Depends upon how dirty you let it get - I mainly wipe down and re-lube, although if it get's gunked up, then off and in citrus degreaser.
I remove the chain and give it a good shake in an empty coke bottle with some finish line citrus degreaser. Then it gets a scrub with a brush and a good rinse out under hot water. Dried off with a towel then a squirt with some WD40 to get rid of any remaining moisture before back on the bike and a proper lube with some Finish LIne Teflon or Cross Country, depending on the weather.
On the roadie I wipe the chain down with a wet cloth (water only) and then re-lub on every ride. I don't use any degreaser or WD40 etc. With the commuter I just wipe down the chain and jockey wheels etc. about once a week and seems to be OK!!!!!!!!!!!!
On my commuter I use a chain cleaner (with Muc Off) and it seems to work fine, on my road bike I tend to open the chain at the power link and place it in Citrus degreaser. I also tend to wipe down the chains on both with an old rag after a ride.
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