Brilliantly Simple Bicycle Chain Brush

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About: I'm a high school student who loves making and hacking stuff!

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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    h2arr

    3 years ago on Introduction

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

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    bookbum

    3 years ago on Introduction

    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

    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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

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    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

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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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    woodman98

    4 years ago

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

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    hogthrob

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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

    4 years ago

    Cool

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    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.