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Park Tools CM5 Chain Cleaner £14.99 (RRP £29.99) @ Evans cycles

£14.99 @ Evans Cycles
Normally around £25-30 so bargain at this price. £2.99 delivery if your order is under £20 but free click and collect. You could also get the CG2 kit for £20.99 which includes a cassette cleaner an… Read More
santahul Avatar
7m, 2w agoFound 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Normally around £25-30 so bargain at this price. £2.99 delivery if your order is under £20 but free click and collect.

You could also get the CG2 kit for £20.99 which includes a cassette cleaner and bottle of degreaser (RRP £34.99) and would qualify for free delivery.

Park CG2 Kit (includes CM5) - https://www.evanscycles.com/park-cg2-chain-gang-chain-cleaning-system-ex-display-EV290322

A chain cleaner is a must for anyone clocking up regular high mileage and this is probably the best on the market. Park Tools stuff isn't cheap but there's a reason all the bike shops use it.
santahul Avatar
7m, 2w agoFound 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Same price at Halfords and Amazon.
#2
Same price at Wiggle and Halfords so cold for me
1 Like #3
Hah! They truly make everything now don't they? Never had a problem with the Bleach and a Bucket technique. I guess this is quite cool for you fad-heads or tech-magpies but when this device inevitably 'chews yer chain' (as they say) don't come running crying to Uncle as he told you so
#4
Why would you want to clean your chain; sn't it supposed to be greasy and oily? Mine is, and the only maintenance I do on it is spray it with WD40 every few weeks.
#5
john8oy
Same price at Wiggle and Halfords so cold for me


Guess they're all price matching each other. Good time to buy one nevertheless. Just choose most convenient shop.
#6
Is it worth spending the extra than just buying the cheaper one from ebay?

Can get them for a couple of quid from China on ebay, if you dont mind waiting

Edited By: tommytbone1 on Oct 03, 2016 10:55
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UncleWilly
Why would you want to clean your chain; sn't it supposed to be greasy and oily? Mine is, and the only maintenance I do on it is spray it with WD40 every few weeks.


You would clean all the crap out of it then put on some clean oil. WD40 is pretty bad news for chains as dirt sticks to it and causes it to wear out quicker. At the very least I'd say use proper chain oil (few quid from Halfords and dirt doesn't stick to it as easily) then spin the pedals a few times and wipe the chain off with kitchen roll. You want the oil on the inside of the chain, oil on the outside is just more for the dirt to stick to.
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santahul
UncleWilly
Why would you want to clean your chain; sn't it supposed to be greasy and oily? Mine is, and the only maintenance I do on it is spray it with WD40 every few weeks.


You would clean all the crap out of it then put on some clean oil. WD40 is pretty bad news for chains as dirt sticks to it and causes it to wear out quicker. At the very least I'd say use proper chain oil (few quid from Halfords and dirt doesn't stick to it as easily) then spin the pedals a few times and wipe the chain off with kitchen roll. You want the oil on the inside of the chain, oil on the outside is just more for the dirt to stick to.


I Agree , WD40 is bad news for chains :(
1 Like #9
craigfoley
Hah! They truly make everything now don't they? Never had a problem with the Bleach and a Bucket technique. I guess this is quite cool for you fad-heads or tech-magpies but when this device inevitably 'chews yer chain' (as they say) don't come running crying to Uncle as he told you so


These things have been round for years and are pretty widely accepted as the fastest and easiest way to clean your chain, don't even need to take it off the bike. I'm not sure how you think some plastic brushes and foam can damage a chain...
1 Like #10
2 old toothbrushes taped together will do the job. what we used to use in college
#11
What other components are required with this? like degreaser & lube? What you folks use & recommend? newbie here. Thanks.
#12
MRR_ltd
What other components are required with this? like degreaser & lube? What you folks use & recommend? newbie here. Thanks.


This stuff is good degreaser and cheaper than highly priced muck off. I'm sure you could probably use motor bike chain degreaser too and probably cheaper but this stuff works for me. You can also dilute it and use it as a spray on muck off type cleaner pre wash. https://www.merlincycles.com/fenwicks-fs1-bike-cleaner-concentrate-degreaser-48315.html
#13
tommytbone1
Is it worth spending the extra than just buying the cheaper one from ebay?

Can get them for a couple of quid from China on ebay, if you dont mind waiting


I originally had a cheaper one made by Barberei. It worked well at first but all the plastic started to warp and the brushes stopped spinning properly. I think I got about 10-15 uses out of it before I had to throw it away.
#14
I've had one of these for a couple of years and it's been great.
I use Virosol Citrus Cleaner which is bought in 10L packs from eBay (about £20) and then diluted.
I'm a bit of a clean chain freak and have multiple bikes, but am still nowhere near making a dent in the Virosol bottles.
If you're careful/stingy, you can re-use the cleaning liquid later after letting the dirty sediment settle onto the bottom of whatever container you store it in (the magnet in the cleaning machine helps draw out any metal shaving it collects too whilst in operation)
#15
MRR_ltd
What other components are required with this? like degreaser & lube? What you folks use & recommend? newbie here. Thanks.
After lots of experimentation, white spirit is now my fluid of choice with the Park Tool chain cleaner (rotate pedals 30 revolutions when using). I then spray the chain with Aldi's kitchen spray, rinse off with water and leave overnight to dry before applying lube. And the best by far chain lube in my experience is https://www.evanscycles.com/muc-off-team-sky-hydrodynamic-lube-50ml-EV264324

This isn't cheap chain lube by any means, but it's super smooth and lasts for ages. A little goes a long way.
#16
santahul
UncleWilly
Why would you want to clean your chain; sn't it supposed to be greasy and oily? Mine is, and the only maintenance I do on it is spray it with WD40 every few weeks.
You would clean all the crap out of it then put on some clean oil. WD40 is pretty bad news for chains as dirt sticks to it and causes it to wear out quicker. At the very least I'd say use proper chain oil (few quid from Halfords and dirt doesn't stick to it as easily) then spin the pedals a few times and wipe the chain off with kitchen roll. You want the oil on the inside of the chain, oil on the outside is just more for the dirt to stick to.

I beg to differ, and so does this chap!

http://bikefat.com/it-is-okay-to-use-wd-40-on-your-bike-chain/
#17
Slim2k
2 old toothbrushes taped together will do the job. what we used to use in college

Two nail brushes I find are a bit sturdier and harder wearing if you in the market for an upgrade after college.
#18
baby wipes get your chain sparkling and they are cheap as chips. I spray my chain with gt85
#19
cheap Chinese chain cleaner. 3 quid on eBay
#20
geeadamg
Slim2k
2 old toothbrushes taped together will do the job. what we used to use in college

Two nail brushes I find are a bit sturdier and harder wearing if you in the market for an upgrade after college.


lol

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