How To Get A Perfectly Clean Cassette - GCN Tech's Top Tips For Cleaning Your Drivetrain

Published on November 26th 2018

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Particularly during the colder and wetter seasons, our bikes can get filthy and the back wheel often suffers the most - in particular the cassette and rear hub. Let’s look at how to clean your cassette really well, with the bonus of not having to remove it. Subscribe: http://gcntech.co/subscribetogcntech The GCN Shop: http://gcntech.co/dv GCN Tech Uploader: http://gcntech.co/upload With the back wheel removed from the bike, grab a length of t-shirt and simply slot it in between two sprockets, and work the t-shirt back and forth. The freehub mechanism should allow the cassette to rotate a whole revolution backwards and make the job really easy. Something to be aware of here. If your freehub is filthy, bits of oily crud are likely to pop out onto the floor, so pay really close attention to these. I know someone who once upon a time, stood on those bits and then you could trace where they’d been on the carpet of their parents home… Once you feel its suitably clean, move onto the next gap between the sprockets and repeat. Once that is done, get your pipe-cleaners out repeat the process, you will most likely get some more oil and grime off. The pipe cleaners are great too as you can get them in between the cutouts of these sprockets too and give them a good clean. Let us know in the comments how you clean your bike's cassette. Do you use any of Jon's techniques? 👇 If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - http://gcntech.co/du Watch more on GCN Tech... 5 More Free Speed Hacks 📹 http://gcntech.co/morefreespeed Music: Epidemic Sound Shinigami - SINY Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech goes deeper into the bikes, kit and technology stories that matter. GCN Tech is utterly obsessed with seeking out and showcasing the best in bikes, tech, products and upgrades. Everywhere. Every week. From news and rumours, first ride exclusives, how-tos, the weekly GCN Tech Show, pro bikes, set-up tips and more, we geek out over the tiny details that can make the big differences to you. With years of racing and industry expertise, we also bring you instructive maintenance videos to hone your mechanical skills, as well as behind the scenes factory tours and in-depth analysis of kit chosen by the pro peloton to keep your finger on the pulse of cycling’s latest technological innovations. Engage with us every week on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on cycling tech. Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse Facebook - http://gcntech.co/gcntechfb Instagram - http://gcntech.co/gcntechinsta Twitter - http://gcntech.co/gcntechtwee