/ cheap chain cleaner at Lidl
picked one up last night, yet to try it out. Cheap as chips tho'
Do they work?
The last Lidl thingy I had was a watch/altimeter) that reset everything including the clock when I took my fleece off. I struggled with modifications until I just gave up and threw it in the bin.
They work for a bit then fall to bits, not bad for 4 pound though
though this means actually removing the chain....which may be a bridge too far for some?
Lube well and frequently, wipe off excess, means cleaning with solvents etc needs to be a rare necessity.
This isn't a Lidl own brand thing; it's a Barbieri cleaner, which you can buy anywhere, for twice the price. Or £10 at CRC, with a claimed rrp of £15.
They're good for clearing mud off MTB chains.
White spirit for cleaning a chain? Fine if you want to strip all the grease out of the thing...
That's why you put oil on it afterwards! done it to all my dirty chains without issue for a number of years!
Ta for the tip. Already got one, but for that price it's worth it far a spare, and I might see if filling it with lube also makes an easy oiler.
As a matter of interest, looking at a KMC Chain guide booklet it says "try to avoid a so-called 'chain washing machine' in combination with solvent. This will instantly ruin your chain."
- use a dry cloth or to remove mud use brush and light soapy water ..
Thanks for the tip - already got one thats been in use for a couple of years, sure I paid 8 or 9 quid off the web. Great bargain at £4.
The big cans of WD40 for £2.50 is good too.
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