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How to clean chain w/o masterlink?

Old 03-04-13, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by jowilson
Well... I got that info ("...it is unsafe to replace the chain without replacing the cassette") from Sheldon Brown on this page.
What you "got" is not what he said. It is not advisable to replace only the chain if the cassette cogs are very worn. That's not the same as unsafe (dangerous/hazardous).
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Originally Posted by Papa Ado
KMC is the first (and still only) chain company to achieve an independent Carbon Footprint Certification of chain production for our X10 series chains. Manufacturing steps and overall production were measured, which allows us to pinpoint and reduce waste. This is in addition to following (and continually reducing) all industry environmental standards.
That's good to know an effort is being made.

Regarding the utube chain cleaning, the more important aspect of lubing the chain(if you must do it on the bike) on the lower part is not to prevent the lube from getting on the chainstay(as stated) but keeping it off the rim's braking surface. As shown in the vid the guy using a brush is undoubtedly spraying the braking surface with lube, necessitating a comlete cleaning of the rim; at least some type of barrier needs to be placed between the chain and rim.

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