It’s shocking how much dirt, grime and grease can collect in your bike chain . I never really understood the concept when I would only occasionally ride my bike. Now that I commute to work on my bike the chain gets pretty darn nasty all too quickly.
If you’ve got a dirty chain to clean and want an easy DIY way to make it happen, we’ve got the hack for you.
The tools at hand: two old tooth brushes, and some strong tape:
Roll a small amount of the tape on itself to create the center stabilizer.
Then lay the two brushes out as so, ensuring that the bristles of the two brushes are touching – almost overlapping one another:
Wrap the tape around the brushes:
Ta-Da! Your very own chain brush!
Now put it to good use!
Hold the brush over the chain, and cycle your chain through the brushes by rotating the pedals of the bike.
Now you’ve got an easy and fuss-free way to clean and maintain your chain.
This is the second in an ongoing series of Chris’ Hacks. Don’t miss out on these posts! Sign up to receive free email updates from Mountainize.com