Re: [CR]Chain cleaning

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From: "James Valiensi" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Chain cleaning
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 07:02:53 -0700
To: Steve Maas <>
cc: Classic Rendezvous <>

Hi, I've put chains in a ziplock storage container with simple green or the orange citrus cleaner and set them on top of the washing machine or dyer while they run. They vibrations of the machines would clean the chain pretty darn good. Then I'd just rinse the chain with water, spray with WD-40 and then lube. Alas, my wife bought a stackable washer and dryer. So I got an ultra sonic cleaner. Again I use simple green or the orange stuff. They chains sure come clean with this machine. Cheers! James Valiensi Northridge, CA USA On Jul 1, 2008, at 6:43 AM, Steve Maas wrote:
> Hmmmm....somehow I sense that this was one of Sheldon's April 1
> contributions. Not sure what gives me that idea; just a vague
> feeling, I guess, but it's there nonetheless.
> Steve Maas
> Long Beach
> wrote:
>> The late Mr. Sheldon Brown was a wonderful man with a great sense
>> of humor. However, save for the world's most valuable chain, or
>> going into the business of chain cleaning, the reference given
>> seems elaborate, expensive and environmentally questionable.
>> Some bike shops now have enzymatic cleaning machines which give
>> excellent results and little environmental impact.
>> George
>> George Hollenberg MD
>> CT, USA
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: EPL Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 8:31 am
>> Subject: [CR]Chain cleaning
>> To: ""
>>> Deborah Kay wrote:
>>> "Hello Everyone,
>>> Hope everyone is doing well, and getting ready for the 4th of
>>> July. I was wondering if you could give me an idea, How to clean
>>> a chain up? Your help is appreciated, Thank you"
>>> Best on-line source of cycling-related knowledge is the website
>>> of the late
>>> great Sheldon Brown. He was good enough to post a detailed guide
>>> to chain cleaning here:
>>> Best of luck --
>>> ;-)
>>> Emanuel Lowi
>>> Montreal, Quebec=0A=0A=0A
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>> George Hollenberg MD CT, USA