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Simple Green in chain cleaner?(7 posts)

Simple Green in chain cleaner?Aztecs
Jun 25, 2002 1:18 PM
Would it be wise to use Simple Green multi purpose cleaner in my Park Chain cleaner? Looking to save some $$$.
I use Simple Green in chain cleanerLeroy
Jun 25, 2002 1:57 PM
all the time. It works just fine.

Dave Loving
Simple Green & a toothbrush; works great. (nm)theBreeze
Jun 25, 2002 1:59 PM
I agree...fracisco
Jun 25, 2002 2:31 PM
I agree, Simple Green and a toothbrush works better than those chain cleaner machines. Good advice is to save a couple of toothbrushes, buy Simple Green by the gallon, and have a spray bottle to get the Simple Green on the chain/cogs/chainrings. Buy cheap towels at a place like WalMart or Costco, and go to town.
You can also use the orange degreaser from home depot...Me Dot Org
Jun 25, 2002 3:49 PM
...which is probably cheaper in bulk, but Simple Green works just fine...
If it's a road bike, no need for chain cleanerKerry
Jun 25, 2002 4:22 PM
Assuming we're talking road riding, use the following technique for successful ProLink application and use:
1 - wipe the chain, cogs, pulleys, and chainrings clean with a rag.
2 - sluice on ProLink while pedaling (forward is better) so that the chain starts to drip lube. Aim the lube between the side plates and between the bushings and the side plates.
3 - run through all the gears several times, front and back.
4 - wipe the chain, cogs, pulleys, and chainrings clean with a rag.
5 - repeat 2-4 if the chain was really dirty

If you do this every 300 miles or so, you will not get any significant gunky buildup, and you won't have to clean the chain.
Jun 25, 2002 8:12 PM
I use Simple Green in my Park chain cleaner every week. It works great. Run through all the gears to get the grease off of each one as well as the chainrings.