Bicycle Maintenance Tips : How to Fix a Rusty Bicycle Chain

When fixing a rusty bicycle chain, clean the chain by using a good citrus degreaser that dissolves dirt and grime. Fix a rusty bicycle chain with tips from a bike mechanic in this free video on bicycles.

Expert: Jeff Moesch
Bio: Jeff Moesch has been working in the bicycle industry for nearly 10 years. He has experience riding and repairing mountain bikes, racing bikes, cross-country bikes and free-ride bikes.
Filmmaker: Reel Media LLC


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25 Responses to “Bicycle Maintenance Tips : How to Fix a Rusty Bicycle Chain”

  1. My name Is Jeff

  2. what a misleading title you have. i want to get RID of rust not how to lube my bike chain

  3. chicks love to be lubed

  4. They should have titled it "how to clean and lube and bike chain". 

  5. What about when it's rust on paint ?

  6. you just have to screw around with it, if its rusted together you're pretty much screwed.

  7. That chain looks brand new. Title of video should be "How to maintain a NEW chain". 

  8. Thank you for the compliment!

  9. When you take it off, it knots and its a bitch.

  10. get a new one 

  11. Funny you use a biodegradable product first than an extremely toxic product last. Don't let you skin come in contact with the teflon or you could likey experience neuro toxicity.

  12. this videos only for minor rust and surface rust, when its that bad you need to replace it i think :/

  13. my chain won't move it's so rusty, how do i fix that?

  14. If your bike chain has a knot there should be a link that comes off and fix the knot and put it back on

  15. I take the chain of put it in a can full of petrol, let it one day and then i use transmission oil. work's perfect. 

  16. First of all, that chain is not rusty in the slightest!
    You cant "de-grease" rust, you would need a wire brush or something!

    Buy a new fucking chain!!!

  17. my chain is fully brown and rock like, completely solid

  18. @tjj0411 they havent seen rusty till they seen my bike chains

  19. @OnyxDr4g0n i really dont know:L

  20. @buggatii12 How the fk do u get a not in ur bike chain o-o

  21. wtf im looking for a video that shows u how to get a knot out of my bike does anyone have one????

  22. BELLEND! there is NO rust on that chain whatsoever, it would not be that quick is that chain were a little rusty!

    – ur chain is not rusty at all
    – no need to fix sound like its running smooth

    dont get me wrong ur videos a of a great help but not this one! if u could reupload with a bike that does have a rusty chain then u really would be helping allot of people 

  23. nice klunker .

  24. No, it's not rubbing alcohol, it more like paint solvent, the kind you clean paint brushes with. It's cheap and thin enough to dissolve most stuck on dirt, not as expensive as bathing the hole chain in CRC 5-56 or WD-40. These two oils will clean just about everything off the chain, including rust, but cost more. Citrus cleaner will get off oil and dirt but not rust.

  25. Good advice. I restore old bicycled and in very bad cases they have to soak in white spirit for a few days. After that all parts should be loose and moving again. Then further cleaned with a brush, rag and citrus cleaner. Use warm water if necessary. The chain should then be clean enough and penetrating oils like CRC 5-56 and WD40 will lubricate and loosen remains of rust. After that you can use a slightly thicker bicycle oil that doesn't dry as easily.