I had the same problem with the 'Finish Line' model. Cumbersome to use and it was a PITA. I bought the park tools drivetrain cleaner brush and it's worked wonderfully. To think, I could have bought the brush in the first place, saved $20 and a bunch of frustration :madman:dan0 said:I've used 5 spin doctor chain cleaners, they all worked great 2 or 3 times . then they seem to stiffen up, then break. so I guess it works great, but dont buy it. if everyone else has a different one that doesnt break and works I'll buy one. right now I'm using a bottle and brush since my 5th SPIN DOCTOR cleaner broke last night
thats SPIN DOCTOR.POS:nono: :nono: :nono:
As long as you isolate your chain from the rest of your bike and lube it immediately you should be fine. Brake cleaner is pretty harsh so keep it away from plastics, paint, and your sealed bearings.specializer said:in terms of a degreaser, do you have to use a special bicycle product?
can you use, say something like brakeleen?
Any automotive, home, grocery, etc store. target, wal-mart, pep boys, safeway, etc . It's in the cleaners section. I also use simple green as my primary degreaser, the only thing I dislike about it is that with some of the aerosol based degreasers at the LBS, they have the ability to have a small straw (like the one you get with wd40) to better direct and isolate where you spray the cleaner and where it goesspecializer said:where can you find simplegreen? do they have it at LBSs?
Seriously, unless you're dying to use the fancy pants chain cleaner, the brush takes about the same amount of time (actually less time for me than the fancy model) and does a more thorough job as you're able to use the brush to also clean the casette and really get the chain sparkling. You can also then use the brush on other components that the fancy chain cleaner just can't do.PanicFan77 said:So does the Park Tool just simply use a degreaser and the inside brushes to clean the chain...then you reapply lube to the chain?