Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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You do not need to break a chain to clean it. Simply remove the rear wheel, let the chain drop to the outside of the chainrings, and dangle it into a bath of solvent. After awhile, rotate the chain so that the other half of it receives the solvent treatment.
If you live in a dry climate, simply use a wax-based chain lube and replace the chain as soon as it has elongated by 0.5 percent.
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069