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Chain Cleaner

Redhog14Redhog14 Posts: 1,377
edited May 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
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  • IhateDNSIhateDNS Posts: 380
    And you left chain in beer for how long?
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work!
  • MTB noobMTB noob Posts: 272
    Pepsi works 2x as quick because it is so acidic.
    My god road cycling is scary! I'm going to keep my relaxing rides to the trails where everything is green, fast and less crazy.
  • al2098al2098 Posts: 174
    Better just buy a new one.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    And now the innards will be filled with sticky sugary stuff.
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  • I7 ExtremeI7 Extreme Posts: 228
    i'l try that sometime, if you want to clean a chain normaly lidl do a chain bath for £4
  • MTB noobMTB noob Posts: 272
    Yeah, i bought that today actually - needed 3 chains cleaned
    My god road cycling is scary! I'm going to keep my relaxing rides to the trails where everything is green, fast and less crazy.
  • rebel_brownrebel_brown Posts: 126
    When a chain is that far gone I don't really see the point in cleaning it, might as well throw it in the bin and buy a new one.
  • Redhog14Redhog14 Posts: 1,377
    Was only a wee experiment on "pub-bike" - chain had only covered 20-30miles max, was in the Ginger beer for about 3 days in all, washed the gunk off in boiling water, dried the chain out on the radiator and re oiled- lovely.
  • extrusionextrusion Posts: 247
    Redhog14 wrote:
    Was only a wee experiment on "pub-bike" - chain had only covered 20-30miles max, was in the Ginger beer for about 3 days in all, washed the gunk off in boiling water, dried the chain out on the radiator and re oiled- lovely.

    A wee experiment? I thought it was ginger beer ... ?
  • When a chain is that far gone I don't really see the point in cleaning it, might as well throw it in the bin and buy a new one.

    No! Looks like just surface rust to me. Could still be very well lubed in the parts that matter and work perfectly. Easy to have this happen if you let the exterior of the chain get a little dry and there is salt on the roads. It's just cosmetic.
  • smack148smack148 Posts: 37
    what was the Chinese meal?
  • The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    If it does that to a chain think what it does to your insides! :shock:
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  • Redhog14Redhog14 Posts: 1,377
    extrusion wrote:
    Redhog14 wrote:
    Was only a wee experiment on "pub-bike" - chain had only covered 20-30miles max, was in the Ginger beer for about 3 days in all, washed the gunk off in boiling water, dried the chain out on the radiator and re oiled- lovely.

    A wee experiment? I thought it was ginger beer ... ?

    Suppose I could have drunk the Ginger Beer first and then "recycled" it, at least it would have tasted better that way round :?
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