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Quick Tip #10 – How to Solve the Greasy Mountain Bike Chain Blues

Hi there Rod from Sports Adventure again with another quick tip.

And today’s quick tip is a handy little cleaning tool which is a chain cleaner which as the name suggests is a special device for just cleaning the chain.

This is a great bit of gear.

The unit I have splits in half the bottom half sitting below the chain with a little hanger that hangs around back at the rear derailleur.

The top half clip over the top of that.

In the centre there is a series of brushes that clean through and down the outside of the chains and that together with some degreaser a turn of the cranks means mechanism inside rotates.

As the chain turns the brushes turn cleaning the chain and a great result.

Really finishes off a thorough clean your bike and you’ll no longer have to put up with a rear gear cluster looking like this anymore.

So keep in touch and get out on the trails.

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Rod Bucton, mountain bike fanatic from Mid North Coast, New South Wales Australia…discover the shortcuts to mountain biking for beginners and while you’re at it follow Rod on Facebook orInstagram.

Like any sport, bicycling involves risk of injury and damage. By choosing to ride a bicycle, you assume the responsibility for that risk, so you need to know — and to practice — the rules of safe and responsible riding and of proper use and maintenance. Proper use and maintenance of your bicycle reduces risk of injury.

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