At Bike Effect, every bike that comes in for a Tune-Up has its drive train removed and put in our Ultrasonic cleaner, which looks like this:
Ultrasonic cleaning works like this: Ultrasound is created by generators which produce high frequency electricity. This high frequency electricity is then converted to mechanical energy or sound waves through a transducer, which literally makes these waves vibrate.
As these vibrating sound waves travel through water, microscopic bubbles form and repeatedly implode upon a given surface. This powerful action removes visible and even microscopic dirt particles, cleaning far more effectively than alternative methods. Not only is this ultrasonic cleaning method completely user-friendly and extremely effective, but it is fast, safe, and gentle.