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shimano chain(4 posts)

shimano chaincycle_one
Jan 11, 2002 7:46 AM
just got a new chain on my bike and was wondering what was the best and quickest way to get that sticky wax stuff off. that stuffs just picks up everything on the road and makes it tough to clean. i've used some simple green on it but it's still there. thanks in advance.
Any solvent should do itRetro
Jan 11, 2002 8:31 AM
I use Simple Green for environmental reasons, but I wish it WORKED better...
I've had good luck removing that gunk with Pedro's or Performance biodegradable cleaners. The world's cheapest cleaning solvent, paint thinner from places like Home Depot (about $1.59 a gallon) does a great job, too, but I don't think it's environmentally acceptable. I keep some around for jobs like this, though.
re: shimano chainJimP
Jan 11, 2002 9:05 AM
Naptha is probably the cleanest solvent to use. It doesn't leave a residue on the chain.
re: shimano chainJB
Jan 11, 2002 9:58 AM
If you ask a Shimano Tech Rep about the lube that comes on their chains, they'll tell you to leave it on. It's a fine lube...just wipe off the outer excess with a solvent. Leave the pins/rollers alone.

JB