Introduction: Brilliantly Simple Bicycle Chain Brush

Tired of dirty, greasy chains? This handy gadget is for you!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies.

1. 2 toothbrushes

2. roll of duct tape

Step 2: Tape the Toothbrushes Together.

Step 3: Happy Cleaning!

Use a gentle soap solution to remove grease.

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craftclarity made it!(author)2014-06-11

Looks like a great way to re-use old toothbrushes, too!

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Juan+CarlosA made it!(author)2015-07-23

¡Genial Gracias por la idea!

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h2arr made it!(author)2015-04-17

Simple but usefull. For great result, use hard-type brush

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bookbum made it!(author)2015-02-12

Great idea! I'm going to use this. I simply have something for the last item (sentence). I'd advise to never use any soap on your chain. Along with water, it is a solvent and solvents displace the lubricate that is supposed to be in the chain. Instead, clean it with clean bicycle chain oil.

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ehtizaz made it!(author)2014-10-03

Simply Brilliant. I've been struggling to find something to clean my chain's both sides. Awesome.

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Robibame made it!(author)2014-09-23

cool

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Полная фигня. Чистить чистую цепь. Грязную, в старой смазке и песке так не вычистить.

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BikeHacker made it!(author)2014-09-16

I translated your comment and it sounds like it worked well for you. I'm so glad! Thank you!

I translated my reply back into your language using Google Translator, but I'm not sure how accurate it is:

Я перевел свой комментарий и это звучит как он работал хорошо для вас.

Я так рада! Спасибо!

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coptician made it!(author)2014-09-04

I took your idea back to the bathroom mirror. Now I can simultaneously brush my teeth front and back; done in half the time :).

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BikeHacker made it!(author)2014-09-09

Cool!

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woodman98 made it!(author)2014-09-06

You could also attach it to your bike somehow so it cleans as you go lol

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BikeHacker made it!(author)2014-09-09

Really awesome idea!

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DoDo729 made it!(author)2014-09-04

That is brilliant......nice job

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ZAProwsdower made it!(author)2014-09-03

Brilliant!

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hogthrob made it!(author)2014-09-03

Love it - I am thinking of making two one to clean the chain and a second with the bristles facing outwards then I can brush top and bottom at the same time and get out on my bike quicker!!

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Thatdan made it!(author)2014-09-02

Cool

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wolfsingleton made it!(author)2014-06-30

We used to do something similar as kids, and it works very well. I would say to watch out for the bristles that fall out during cleaning though, they can sometimes catch in the chain and jam it a bit.

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Fishyfish123 made it!(author)2014-06-22

Nice! Cool hack!

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BikeHacker made it!(author)2014-06-23

Thanks!

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bricobart made it!(author)2014-06-19

Nice hack!

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BikeHacker made it!(author)2014-06-19

Thanks! :)

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lynnfiorante made it!(author)2014-06-12

wouldn't that remove the lubrication on your chain

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BikeHacker made it!(author)2014-06-12

It might, but once it was clean and dry you could re-lubricate it with something like White Lightning lubricant. This really is designed for a very dirty chain.

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