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Drivetrain Cleaning

Get An Even Better Clean!

Remove the Grime and Dirt Off Your Bicycle Components Without 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. At Bickel's, we've swapped out this old method for an innovative, eco-friendly alternative using sonic tanks to clean bicycle drivetrains. 

This new method involves placing chains, cassettes, and derailleurs into a basket inside a sonic tank filled with water and light detergent. The tank heats up and ultrasonic vibrations clean the parts. Next, the parts are moved to a second heated oil tank where ultrasonic vibrations are used for lubrication. Once done, the parts are removed to dry. 

According to Chris Bonar, long-time mechanic at Bickel's, it’s a win-win situation. “This not only eliminates the need for harsh petroleum products but it also provides a superior clean (reaching the nooks and crannies of bicycle components) while being gentle on our hands.”

Before Ultrasonic Drivetrain Cleaning System

After Ultrasonic Drivetrain Cleaning System

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