The chain on your bicycle can get gunked up with dirt and grime over time, so it’s a good idea to clean it every once in a while. This illustrated guide will show you how.
Illustration by Ted Slampyak.
Before you get started, you’ll need a few things: a chain break tool, an old toothbrush, a bucket, a rag, some citrus-based degreaser and some chain lubricant. Once you’ve got all your tools, just follow the six steps above in this illustrated guide from The Art of Manliness.
A properly maintained chain will last longer and help your bike ride smoother, so be sure to give it a good cleaning at least once a year.
How to Clean and Grease a Bike Chain: An Illustrated Guide [The Art of Manliness]