Video Tutorial: How to clean and lube your bike chain

Recently a bike mechanic told me that you never have to actually clean your bike chain.  Ever.  I was floored!  When I asked him why his shop sold bike chain degreaser, he said it was so people would buy bike chain degreaser.  He recommended wiping off your bike chain at least once or twice a week with a rag, followed by lubing it once or twice a week.  I’m not sure how I feel about this school of thought (I should probably ask a few more bike mechanics before I fully embrace this idea), and I’d love to hear your opinions on this.  In the mean time, here’s a handy how-to video on cleaning and lubing your bike chain!  Even if the bike mechanic was right, if you haven’t cleaned your chain in a really long time (as in longer than a month), you should definitely still give it a good wash down.  It’s easy and doesn’t take long at all and will leave your chain running soooooo smoooooooth.  I promise you’ll thank me later!


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