Chain Cleaner?

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Chain Cleaner?

Postby simey83 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 14:50 pm

Hi There,

Whats the best/easiest way to clean my chain?

Currently i use hot soapy water and elbow grease. Should i get degreaser? chain cleaning tool? or?


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Re: Chain Cleaner?

Postby snowster » Tue Oct 09, 2012 15:13 pm

white sprit and a paint brush

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Re: Chain Cleaner?

Postby » Tue Oct 09, 2012 15:17 pm

Chain cleaning tool and citrus degreaser works for me. Use that and re-apply Squirt/Finish Line Ceramic Wax every couple months. I ride most days but riding in very dry conditions. Like I say - works for me
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Re: Chain Cleaner?

Postby allthegearnoidea » Tue Oct 09, 2012 15:30 pm

Chain bath/cleaner and white spirit, give it a Good run throughand leave to dry, relube, been using this method for a few years, works Brilliantly!
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Re: Chain Cleaner?

Postby passout » Wed Oct 10, 2012 14:10 pm

I use spray on Muck Off chain cleaner - works well & is quick.
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Re: Chain Cleaner?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Wed Oct 10, 2012 14:58 pm

passout wrote:I use spray on Muck Off chain cleaner - works well & is quick.

Works well for me. Spray on, drink tea/beer, hose off, done.

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Re: Chain Cleaner?

Postby cooldad » Wed Oct 10, 2012 16:33 pm

Nothing. I don't clean mine - might just aim the hose at it if it's been a muddy ride.
I use wax lube (Squirt). Doesn't turn the chain into a sticky grit attracting mess.
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Re: Chain Cleaner?

Postby northpole » Wed Oct 10, 2012 19:12 pm

Park Tool chain cleaner contraption I have found to work really well with a citrus based degreaser - much better quality construction than other ones I have used/ broken over the years!


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Re: Chain Cleaner?

Postby cycle monster » Wed Oct 10, 2012 21:25 pm

Fenwicks foam degreaser gives my chain a proper cleaning. Lube again after drying. I used to use Muc Off degreaser, which on balance I prefer.

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