Cleaning Gears and Chain
Can anyone recommend a decent chain and gear cleaning system. Mine has started to go black and wanted to know how members kept theirs sparkly!
my boyfriend has just been cleaning his, he uses white lightening clean strike. works really well, spray on, and then with cloth, with a rubbing motion on the chain (!), and generally rub the casette, or use a clean brush for the casette. if your casette and chain is really dirty, you may need to do two applications.
his cleaning kit includes muc off for the frame, wl clean strike, and gt85. works well!
(dictated by my boyfriend)
I use Fenwicks - simply amazing stuff.
Not too expensive either but really works well.
White spirit does the trick on pedal bike and motorbike chains. No need to use chain oil afterwards and not much grit will stick to it either.
You've got to wipe down frequently though, especially after wet outings...
I use finish line degreaser on the chain and then wet lube. I take the back block off to clean in white spirit.