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Chain cleaning is about not removing the lubricants in the links that was put in at the factory. Any solvent or degreaser will inexorably remove that lubricant and you will not be able to put any back. You'll end up with shorter life for the chain that is leaking grease. The way to put grease back into the links would be to remove the chain and 'cook' it in ...


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I had one of these. With the exception of the narrow brush (which can be bought seperately), whos curved, toothed end is wonderful for cleaning gunk out of cassettes, I found the tool a waste of money. I wound up throwing mine away. If you're seeing a lot of grime, your problem is almost certainly not the conditions in your area, although this can ...


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Absolutely it will work. Remember for about half the cycle, your chain is upside down anyway. Some people prefer to use these machines to clean the chain on the bottom (low tension) part and others prefer to be above the chainstay on the high tension part. Personally I think low tension makes more sense, because it allows the cleaning fluid to get in and ...


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Yes. All those tools require is that the chain moves through them. They do require the chain move through in a particular direction so you will probably find that you end up with the handle on the bike side of the chain rather than on the outside, which will be mildly inconvenient. But it beats not being able to clean your chain at all. The question body ...



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