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Chain cleaning

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Krypton, 15 Aug 2007.

  1. Krypton

    Krypton New Member

    Location:
    UK
    Any advice on the best method / solution to use when cleaning my chain?
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    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.
     
  3. kyuss

    kyuss Über Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    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.
     
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. 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.