Clean the Chain on a Touring or Mountain Bike
Edited by Thor, Inukshuk, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video I'm going to show you how to clean the chain on your touring or mountain bike.
- 3Once you've got an old toothbrush, or you can carry one with you, we are going to use this to clean the chain because it gets right in there. We are going to clean the derailleur as well and it gets right in there allowing you to get all those grease and dirt out.I'm going to use a toothbrush - which is an excellent tool.
- 4It can help to destroy the metal and grind up the steel. It often causes skipping between gears. Clean gears and clean cassette help everything to run smoothly and efficiently and you will enjoy the ride a lot more.It's very important to clean your chain, your derailleur, your cassette and the chain rings because the dirt can cause a lot of problems.
- 10You could see all the dirt falling off here making a big mess. You want to make sure that you put something on the floor so you that you are not making a big mess on the floor. If you are outside, it's not too much of a problem. I'm trying to get off as much dirt as possible - both sides as well, don't just do one side.We could do the top cog.
- 15Not just a superficial job but right in all the nooks, in all the crannies, everywhere where mud builds up. Mud has a little bit of ammonium on it as well which is really bad - soil has a lot of ammonium, it's very bad for the steel and all the components. If you really want to get it off, do it on a regular basis. If you are a cycler, you got to do this at least once a month because if you are on the road and something breaks, it's very hard to replace it sometimes. Prevention is better than cure. If you can look after your bike, then it can save you money - and it will save you a lot of hard work in the future. No one wants to break in Tajikistan or miles from anywhere just because they have not taken care of their bike, probably.You need to get right in there.
- 24If you are cycling now, what you would do is you would take this out for a little ride and go for the gears so that you are spreading the chain lube through every part - the cassette and the different chain wheels. Go around and try every gear so that you are spreading that liquid and helping to lubricate every component.Just rotate around to get it into the system - to get it into the components.
- 25If you have any questions or comments, please leave them on the section below. You've been watching VisiHow and goodbye!That has been a video on how to clean the chain for your mountain bike or touring bike - and also how to lube it and apply chain lube afterwards.Advertisement
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