So today, I readied two bikes: a road bike and my Niner Jet 9 RDO. First, I cleaned each chain with a "new to me" ProGold product. Chain Shine is a biodegradable citrus-based cleaner.
|< 5 minutes to a chain as clean as a new one.|
Just use a small paint brush to apply, let sit a few minutes, take a scrub brush, and voila! And it won't harm your precious carbon bits.
|The chain on my road bike after using Chain Shine.|
|And my mountain bike.|
After drying, I applied ProLink to my road bike and Xtreme to my mountain bike. Only 1 drop per link is all that is needed.
I will be keeping track of the hours (and miles) that I put on my steeds over the next month or two. I will also make notes of the conditions that I ride in. During this time I will not do any sort of cleaning to my drive train, but I may have to put some Bike Shine on the frame. After all, I am a little OCD about keeping my bikes clean. Once the drivetrain starts making noise or shifting becomes less than perfect, the test will be over.
Stay tuned ...