UPS showed up and brought them today along with the speed V saddle and pedro's dry lube. Tried the chain cleaner and realized how fast you can go thru this stuff.
To those who use the cyclone and CB, do you do it once, then empty the cyclone, clean it and refill it and do it a 2nd time? Seems to me thats the only way to really get it clean because the fluid and sponge get so dirty that the chain can only get so clean. But i don't wanna be going thru this chainbrite stuff like water....that could get expensive. I was wondering whether it would be ok to use something else besides chainbrite for the 2nd cleaning, which i think it needs to remove the dirty chinbrite thats still on the chain after the 1st cleaning. I used a rag to get that off, but some other fluid with a 2nd cleaning would do the job better i think. I thought of water with some dishwashing liquid would work great, but then i imagine the water would be bad for it. Or how about if i did that and then dried the chain in the oven?
Anyway, waddayathink? Any thoughts are welcome. It all boils down to not wanting to spend a fortune on chainbrite. After all, with the initial cleaning the chain is clean of dirt, but is saturated with dirty chainbrite. Or is that ok as long as i lube it well?
The speed V seems softer, but i'm wondering if it's gonna be a big difference. I saw a saddle at a bike shop the other day that was the same size yet felt considerably softer. In any case it'll surely be an improvment........just how much tho remains to be seen. (hopefully this weekend if it stops raining)