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How often should I clean my bicycle chain?

posted Jan 10, 2011, 1:12 PM by Michael Gardner   [ updated Jan 24, 2011, 8:30 AM ]

The cleaner you keep your chain the longer it will last. Bicycle shops recommend cleaning your gears (both the crank and the cluster) and chain with a degreaser such as Simple Green, and then reapplying lubricant such as

Wight Lighting. As a guide, clean your drive train at least every 300 miles.