Introduction: Brilliantly Simple Bicycle Chain Brush

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

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies.

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1. 2 toothbrushes

2. roll of duct tape

Step 2: Tape the Toothbrushes Together.

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Step 3: Happy Cleaning!

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Use a gentle soap solution to remove grease.


craftclarity (author)2014-06-11

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

Juan CarlosA (author)2015-07-23

¡Genial Gracias por la idea!

h2arr (author)2015-04-17

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

bookbum (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.

ehtizaz (author)2014-10-03

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

Robibame (author)2014-09-23


кзлодей (author)2014-09-15

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

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!

coptician (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 :).

BikeHacker (author)coptician2014-09-09


woodman98 (author)2014-09-06

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

BikeHacker (author)woodman982014-09-09

Really awesome idea!

DoDo729 (author)2014-09-04

That is brilliant......nice job

ZAProwsdower (author)2014-09-03


hogthrob (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!!

Thatdan (author)2014-09-02


wolfsingleton (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.

Fishyfish123 (author)2014-06-22

Nice! Cool hack!

BikeHacker (author)Fishyfish1232014-06-23


bricobart (author)2014-06-19

Nice hack!

BikeHacker (author)bricobart2014-06-19

Thanks! :)

lynnfiorante (author)2014-06-12

wouldn't that remove the lubrication on your chain

BikeHacker (author)lynnfiorante2014-06-12

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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