Yet another gadget

Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
A targeted ad shoved this under my nose today

https://takingdeal.com/products/cyclean

Basically its a gadget to enable you to tension the chain with the rear wheel removed. Not an altogether bad idea but a bit pricey at £22

I like the idea of being able to access the inside (wheel facing side) of the derailleur while under tension to clean it more easily.

Which got me thinking that I bet CC-ers already improvise something to the same effect. Do you do this and how?

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£22 to stop a lot of cussing , bad language, and high blood pressure....

I'd get one for the front wheel as wheel :laugh:
 
Yep I've had a similar one for years, really useful for when you are washing a disc braked bike.

You can remove the wheel so the disc doesn't become accidentally contaminated with whatever cleaning agents you're using, then the widget means you still have chain tension and can clean the drive train whilst rotating the pedals.

I forget what I paid for mine, it wasn't that much though.

Edit: just checked mine, it's a Pedro's Chain Keeper and I paid €11 for it.
 

Lookrider

Active Member
A targeted ad shoved this under my nose today

https://takingdeal.com/products/cyclean

Basically its a gadget to enable you to tension the chain with the rear wheel removed. Not an altogether bad idea but a bit pricey at £22

I like the idea of being able to access the inside (wheel facing side) of the derailleur while under tension to clean it more easily.

Which got me thinking that I bet CC-ers already improvise something to the same effect. Do you do this and how?

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Did you find a suitable video anywhere to show it working
I searched... park cyclean
Takingdeal cyclean but with no luck
It does look interesting
 

Lookrider

Active Member
A targeted ad shoved this under my nose today

https://takingdeal.com/products/cyclean

Basically its a gadget to enable you to tension the chain with the rear wheel removed. Not an altogether bad idea but a bit pricey at £22

I like the idea of being able to access the inside (wheel facing side) of the derailleur while under tension to clean it more easily.

Which got me thinking that I bet CC-ers already improvise something to the same effect. Do you do this and how?

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I found a few videos if you search dummy hub
Theres also a hack for homemade one on GCN channel in which they slighly have the park one next to it
I'm a plumber and I very much doubt that reel off plumbers thread tape will last long as it's very flimsy
Try using a real off the garden trimmer as I have such a spare in garage and very robust
 

Milzy

Guru
You could make one but I’ve never needed one.
 
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Dogtrousers

Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
Am I missing something here, isn't that a chainkeeper? If so I got one from mantel for 6 quid!
I'd not come across these before.

Armed with the terms "dummy hub" and "chainkeeper" I find there are a number of them about. The difference between the "chainkeeper" and this (and the Park dummy hub DH-1) is that the latter two allow lateral movement so you can change gear, should you so wish.

You live and learn
 
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