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Old 01-21-05, 11:39 AM   #1
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cleaning chain?

hi all,
i was wondering if y'all thought that the Spin DoctorŽ Clean Machine Chain Cleaner (http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=16004) was a good buy for those winter chain blues? all help would be appreciated! Also, should I buy a dry or wet lube?
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I have one, and love it. Considering that have never seen snow, I wouldn't know just how skanky a chain can get up there in the North. I know they work great after going through a riverbed and then doing a beach ride.
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do you have to take the chain off to clean it with this?
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do you have to take the chain off to clean it with this?
No you don't have to take the chain off. I found it easier to with the chain on actually. They are so simple to use, I cut my chain cleaning time down quite I bit with that machine.

Its easier with the bike up right. If you don't have a bike stand, find a way to get the bike off the ground. I take it over to my dad's house, and tie the bike to the rafters of his carport. I guess that is a poor man's bike stand.

I just realized your link is for the cleaner only. I would suggest getting the combo, that way you have the brush as well. That brush gets in the spacings of the cassette and the chain better than a toothbrush.
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The only thing I'll add is that *if* your chain has a masterlink, allowing for easy removal (i.e. no chain tool needed) then I would remove the chain to clean it. Having said that, none of my bike's have a chain with the masterlink so I use one these chain cleaners (mine's the Park version).
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hi all,
i was wondering if y'all thought that the Spin DoctorŽ Clean Machine Chain Cleaner (http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=16004) was a good buy for those winter chain blues? all help would be appreciated! Also, should I buy a dry or wet lube?
thanks,
bikeiy
I have the Park & Finishline chain cleaners and prefer the latter.
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