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post #1 of 11 Old 04-05-2011, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Chain cleaning (the 'organic' way!)

I've heard of using everything from soap & water, to your most expensive chain care products being used to clean a chain, but I found this to be quite interesting though I'm hesitant to use the method.

Chain Pickle Motorcycle Chain Cleaner - webBikeWorld

I'm hesitant because of the acidic properties of a pickle. Surely it can't be good for O/X rings, or can it? (I'm hanging this out there for someone to answer, because I never got to polymers in my chemistry classes)

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-05-2011, 12:42 PM
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I think this was an april fool's joke, please check the date...

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We are gonna need a dill vs sweet pickle thread for chain cleaning

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Heh, someone pointed out the date, but I had already logged out of wristtwisters and was on my way home to point that out. Damnit!

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post #5 of 11 Old 04-10-2011, 09:39 PM
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If you want to go green........... Then use Simple Green! It's a great cleaner and it's environmentally friendly and cheap

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At the bottom of the web bike world chain pickle review, there was a link to this:

Spiffy Spokes - webBikeWorld

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You get a bit of smell in trafic, I bet.

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im a member of westernpariders.com too and came across the same thing there someone posted it up and no one has tried it yet we all took it as a april fools joke

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post #9 of 11 Old 04-20-2011, 08:48 PM
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If you want to go green........... Then use Simple Green! It's a great cleaner and it's environmentally friendly and cheap
+1, Simple Green works great!

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+1, Simple Green works great!
for cleaning chains?

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for cleaning chains?
Yep, dilute it about 1/2 with water and use a spray bottle, clean with a soft brush or rag. If your chain is really nasty with years of caked on crud you may have to use something more serious, but I've found that Simple Green works great for regular chain cleanings. No guilt as you hose it off into your driveway either!

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