Chain cleaning is part of the
bike washing process
and is probably the most important part of
maintenance. A dirty chain means shorter chain life, poorer shifting and a noisy drive train. There are many
ways to clean a bicycle chain. The two most popular ways
are using a bicycle chain cleaning tool or removing the chain
and soaking it in a solvent or detergent. Our
recommended method is to use a chain cleaning tool.
These tools are specifically designed to clean chains
with the least amount of fuss and time. The important
thing here is to clean your chain rather than not do it.
Using a quick and easy method is sure to encourage you
to clean the chain when it is dirty rather than leave it
for the next time.
does a chain cleaning tool work?
are many types of chain cleaning tools around, they all
look different but end up doing the same thing with some
being more effective than others. The main thing is that
you can clean your chain without having to remove it.
The chain cleaner clips onto the chain and has lots of
little brushes to clean the chain from all angles. Chain
cleaner, solvent or detergent is put into the tool. Then
you spin the crank and the chain is cleaned. The
combination of the movement of the chain, the agitation, the brushes
and cleaning liquid helps to dislodge dirt and rinse the
chain at the same time.
is one of the best inventions around that makes the bike
wash exercise quicker and less painful. Keeping your
chain clean will make it last longer, your gears will
work better and sound better, and there is nothing
better than a sparkly clean chain.