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Cogly Bike Drivetrain Cleaning Tool

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Cleaning the gunk between your cassette cogs or front chainrings is a job everyone should do, but doesn’t have 100% buy in. Like flossing, but for your bike. I’ve always used a stiff nylon brush and the edge of a rag, but the Cogly takes it a step further with a hacksaw like frame that holds a strip of rag just-so to fit between the gears and give every surface a thorough cleaning. Interesting idea, and seems something that could be hacked at home with an old hacksaw frame. You have almost two days to pick up your own through the Cogly Kickstarter for just $15 assuming it gets enough of a final funding push.

2 Comments

  1. JasonMarch 28, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    There are already brushes by Park Tool and Pedro’s with skinny plastic teeth for getting gunk out of cassettes. They may not get it as squeaky clean as this tool, but the chain doesn’t contact the spaces between the cogs, so why bother?

  2. bryanMarch 28, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    If that grit were immobile, it wouldn’t find itself between your sprockets to start with. It can can migrate and find it’s way to your chain — which is why there are tools for cleaning it out.

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