Yank My Chain

My bike chain collects a lot of grit and gunk, especially when I ride in the rain. Grit makes the drivetrain operate less smoothly – I hate the crunchy, fragile feel of a chain full of road cinders. Hauling the bike in to the bathtub may be fun, or funny, but it is cumbersome. Of course, the chain is most easily cleaned by itself, but that still makes a greasy mess. So, I finally went the gadget geek route and bought a Nashbar chain cleaner.

Not that I mind the occasional greasy mess.

Chain Cleaner

Haven’t used it yet, but I’ll let you know how it goes!

Posted on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010. Tags: .

2 Responses to “Yank My Chain”

Posted by Dianna on Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 7:35 PM.

I’ve never giving much thought to cleaning the chain for a bike. I hope you can attach this gadget without removing it from the bike.

Posted by Jim on Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 9:38 PM.

Hi, Dianna! I never thought much about cleaning a bike chain either, but since I started riding my bike daily as a regular means of transportation I’ve come to appreciate what a difference a clean chain makes. And, yes, the big advantage of this thing is that you can use it while the chain is still on the bike – you spin the pedals and it runs the chain through the scrubber and detergent. Makes it less of a hassle (and less of a mess!) than removing the chain.