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post #11 of 28 Old 08-21-2014, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the additional comments. I've seen the grunge brush before I made this video and was thinking of getting it to make chain scrubbing easier but I thought it was too expensive.

Also, I will try cleaning without removing the chain guard. I guess I could do that between full chain clean/lube jobs, for example, after riding through rain or if I'm in a hurry.
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Hey guys ive only just started riding bikes. How often should one clean an lube a chain? What sort of signs am i looking for?
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Hey guys ive only just started riding bikes. How often should one clean an lube a chain? What sort of signs am i looking for?
There are a lot of different opinions on what a reasonable interval is, but I'll usually lube the chain every 250 miles, and clean & lube every 1000 miles.

If you ride in rain or on wet roads, you'll probably want to lube the chain more often than that 250 mile interval.
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Thank you ill give cleaning it a go in another 1000kms.
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Dealing with surface rust

I rode my bike a couple of weeks ago on a nice day after the usual wintry weather we have around here. The roads still had a light dusting of salt but I didn't think much of it.

Today I went to inspect my bike in preparation for riding to work tomorrow. To my dismay, I found a surprising amount of surface rust on my chain. We have had periods of changing temperatures that cause condensing humidity...apparently moisture collected on the chain and reacted with the steel and oxygen in the presence of road salt dust.

I decided to try some special aircraft anti-corrosion spray that was recommended to me by some guys in the UK who ride in nasty weather quite a lot during the winter months. They like to spray the ACF-50 on the exposed metal parts of the bike and leave it on all winter, then wash it off in the spring. I decided to see if the ACF-50 might work as a rust-remover in addition to rust inhibitor.

I sprayed it on, and brushed the rusted areas lightly with a soft brass-bristled brush. The results proved very satisfactory.





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I'd be careful with the brass bristled brush. They can score the o-rings. I only use nylon or some plastic brush on my chain from paranoia. But that ACF-50 stuff is actually some pretty cool stuff. It would have been interesting to see the ACF-50 on part of the chain vs. just a kerosene scrub on the other.

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Good point to be careful with the brass-bristled brush. As I mentioned, I used it on the rusted areas, primarily the side plates. I was amazed how quickly the ACF-50 seemed to dissolve the oxidation.
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Thanks for the additional comments. I've seen the grunge brush before I made this video and was thinking of getting it to make chain scrubbing easier but I thought it was too expensive.
I'm pretty sure I picked one up off of eBay for around $5.

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So is there a recommended brush to use?
I'm new and i don't want to stuff things up

Or just Kero and a rag?
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You can also use worn out tooth brushes.

I wash my chain with dish detergent and an old sponge, rinse, dry (paper towels) and lube with ATF.

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