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  • drhaggisdrhaggis Posts: 897
    My chains don't go black and my chains are lubed. Not a square circle.

    What's this black magic you're resorting to? I could achieve this with a new chain every week or so.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 9,731
    DrHaggis wrote:
    My chains don't go black and my chains are lubed. Not a square circle.

    What's this black magic you're resorting to? I could achieve this with a new chain every week or so.
    Or by cleaning very regularly and/or use dry lube.

    But I have a life, use my bike twice a day in all weathers and dry lube doesn't work well as a lubricant. Unless you re-lube every 100km.

    #Squoval.
  • glyno1glyno1 Posts: 11
    amrushton wrote:
    I bought a 5 litre pack of concentrated citrus degreaser from Screwfix. Will last for ever. Think it only cost me s tenner or so.

    This. Either neat or diluted by a third. Best degreaser I've found and it's cheap. Also removes grease from clothes incl bike stuff. Apply to stain then wash

    same here, great stuff.
  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,625
    (no its not a dating site), then hot soapy water, dry then lube.
    Are you sure? :):lol:
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 7,167
    Remove chain then attach each end to earth and electrode of an arc welder. This will burn off all the old grease.
  • Household degreaser ( this material includes any one of the following: Shelite, Green All-Purpose Cleaner, Brasso Multi-Purpose Metal Polish)
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 2,120
    What a load of rubbish. Apart from the fact you have answered a post from 2019, your ideas are ridiculously expensive.

    Shellite is Naphtha in the U.K. cheapest I can see is £6 for a litre
    Simple green all purpose cleaner. Cheapest I can see is £16.49 for a litre
    And as for Brasso metal polish. That is not a degreaser and totally unsuitable for cleaning chains.

    When the cheapest degreaser on the market is Screwfix No Nonsense Heavy Duty Degreaser. That’s £8.99 for 5 litres. It can be diluted if people so choose. 50/50 will still clean your chain. So that is 10ltrs of chain degreaser for £8.99

  • trevor.hall12trevor.hall12 Posts: 158
    edited November 2021
    Wash out with Screwfix degrease @ £8 a gallon then sonic clean .Then SupervSecret chain lube
  • NcovidiusNcovidius Posts: 229
    edited November 2021
    I use muc off spray chain cleaner, then put some muc off cleaning solution in one of those little bucket of brushes chain cleaner machines, wang the chain through that, then Karcher bike jet wash thing the chain. Then re lube. I’ve managed to keep chains alive a lot longer than ever before, with that routine. That’s a good thing when the chains are between fifty and a hundred quid each.
  • I use muc off water soluble bio degreaser, turn bike upside down spray it all over chainset and jockey wheels make a cup of T then brush and wash off with hose pipe spray, drive water out with gt85 and leave for a day or two before re-lubing.
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