Clean the grime and dirt off your bicycle components with our Ultrasonic Drivetrain Cleaning System and say goodbye to the use of harsh solvents!
For many years, a drum of petroleum, mineral-based spirits would be used to clean the gunk off a bicycle’s drivetrain. Now, in an environmentally-friendly effort, Bickel’s has invested in sonic tanks that kick those solvent drums right down the road.
A rather simple yet techy idea, chains, cassettes & derailleurs are placed into a basket within a sonic tank that holds water & light detergent. Heat is added (at specified temps) and ultrasonic vibrations are produced for cleaning. After a period of time, the parts are removed and then submerged into a second tank of heated oil, where once again, ultrasonic vibrations are used for lubing. After another period of time, parts are removed to dry.
“It’s a win-win,” says Chris Bonar, Bickel’s 25-year veteran mechanic, “Not only are we eliminating the need for a harsh, petroleum-based product, but the sonic cleaner does an even better job of getting into the nooks & crannies of bicycle components, such as the pins & rollers. Plus, the solvent is really tough on your hands!”
While always happy to help, don’t count on Chris offering his services as a hand model quite yet!