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Old 04-26-03, 06:06 PM
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Simple Green (available at your local Walmart) is a cyclists best friend. Save a couple empty spray botles and follow the directions to mix up some diluted cleaner in the spare bottles. Use the medium dilution for general bike cleaning, the heavy for tougher grime and for chain cleaning. I like to use the stuff full strength to clean the cogs and chainrings.

Put some heavy dilution in a suitable container (I use an old gatorade powder jar) and soak your chain in it about 10 minutes with periodic agitation. Rinse and dry, reattach and lube. Skip the chain cleaning machine unless your too lazy to remove the chain. Put an SRAM powerlink on the chain to encourage you to clean it. They work fine on Shimano chains if that's what you have.
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