I am terrible when it comes to keeping my bike and bike parts clean. I will blame it on the fact that I do not have a garage, but if I really wanted to clean my bike on a regular basis I would find a way. Maybe this hack, submitted by reader John, will help motivate me to be more diligent . . .
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I had an issue with a gritty drive train after washing my bike and came up with this hack as a way to clean the chain more deeply. It consists of a vinyl garage door pulley I had laying around and a scrap wooden dowel.