Chain Pig (Chain Machine)
Shop Quality, Hands Free, Chain Cleaner
- Designed for professional use with larger bristles to clean better and outlast the competition
- Works with all multi-speed bikes and most single-speed bikes
- Innovative quick-lock closure and drag-free derailleur hook for easy use and hands-free operation
- Designed for efficient cleaning and degreaser usage. Uses 1 fl-oz (30ml) of degreaser per cleaning
- Large durable sponge wicks excess and contaminated fluid to minimize mess and dripping
Cleaning your chain is an essential part of maintaining your bicycle to ensure good shifting, efficient pedaling, and long life out of your entire drivetrain. Unfortunately, it can be a unpleasant, time consuming activity, full of nasty chemicals and wasted degreaser. Pedro's hands-free Chain Pig chain machine provides a simple, efficient, and effective way to clean your chain without making a mess or wasting valuable degreaser.
The Chain Pig was designed with professional quality, easy use, performance and versatility in mind. Each element has been designed to outperform and outlast the competition. The upper and lower body are made from super-strong, chemical and impact-resistant plastic, designed to last for years of use. The brush wheels, which have the toughest job in any chain cleaner, feature larger diameter bristles optimized for stiffness, effective cleaning performance, and superior durability. For bikes with rear derailleurs the drag-free derailleur hook provides simple use and hands-free operation. The Chain Pig has also been designed for efficient cleaning and degreaser usage. The system allows effective cleaning using only 1 fluid ounce of degreaser. The stage one brushes effectively pull degreaser up from the reservoir and onto the chain. The chain is then scrubbed from all angles and finally pulled through a large durable sponge that wicks excess and contaminated fluid from the chain minimizing mess and dripping. The sponge also wipes the chain, filtering larger contaminants, and returning usable degreaser back for more cleaning.
Pedro's Chain Pig: He gets dirty so you don't have to!
Degreaser 13 is more powerful and concentrated which leads to a higher viscosity and cost/bottle. The high viscosity makes it really fantastic for applying to drivetrain components because it doesn’t drip off and is very efficient. It is further activated by water and also requires a bit more rinsing than Pig Juice because of the high concentration.
Pig Juice feature a little less raw power but is pre-activated to make sure it flows nicely into tight spaces like chains and also to require less rinsing. Pig Juice was designed for optimal performance in the Chain Pig chain cleaner when used straight out of the bottle. It also works great for other degreasing tasks as well.
Our preferred application is to use Degreaser 13 and Pig Juice together for cleaning drivetrains. Apply Degreaser 13 to the cassette and chainrings using the Toothbrush. Then run Pig Juice in the Chain Pig on the chain, rinse the Chain Pig out, and run a again filled with water. Next add a little water to the Toothbrush bristles and quickly scrub at the cassette and chainrings to further activate the Degreaser 13. Finally give everything a rinse with water and dry with rag. Results are pretty incredible!
The Chain Pig can be used on single-speed setups but may require some modified setup and usage techniques based on the lack of derailleur, chain position relative to the frame, and chain dimensions.
For the derailleur hook and chain position, you may be able to hook the derailleur hook around the axle next to the rear cog. When trying this, make sure the Chain Pig body isn’t contacting the frame and being pushed out of alignment. Alternatively, the best solution is to remove the derailleur hook and hold the Chain Pig in place with your hand.
The next consideration is the size of your chain. Since single speed chains tend to be wider than multi-speed chains, you may find the Chain Pig runs with some extra resistance. The openings on Chain Pig body are 10mm wide and should allow most chains to pass through. The sponge may also have some issue with wider chains but can easily be removed if needed.
Lastly, you can check out the usage instructions here for additional information.