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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-21-2003, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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I am changing out my front sprocket today and found a pile of road debris, grease, and who knows what else. I have a fairly new chain (O-ring), maybe 200 miles on it. When I took everything apart I realized that all this grime had mixed in my chain over time. Im afraid to use a heavy degreaser on it like I did the rest of the grime on the bike. What kind of cleaner can I use.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-22-2003, 10:22 PM
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I've never done it but i have read in several other places that dish soap cuts throught it and will not hurt your chain. Also have read that things like degreasers, wd-40, etc are a big no no

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4D-40 will cut the grime...Then wash the area with dawn.. Lube chain with Bel-Ray super clean...or what u prefer....chainsaw bar sticky oil....LOL
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I use kerosene as degreaser or diesel fuel w/c is safe for rubber and plastic just make sure to rinse it immediately with shampoo and water.
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