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 Post subject: Cleaning parts?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:37 pm 
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Location: north east uk
What’s the best way of cleaning old parts? I’m looking to clean the rear cassette/chain/chainrings... plus maybe the front and rear mech.?


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning parts?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:56 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Tub of diesel. Soak overnight then a toothbrush. Rinse. Spray with gt85 and polish with clean cloth.

Steel rule with a dishcloth wrapping gets in a cassette nicely.

And you get to smell like a man.


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning parts?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:42 pm 
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I use white spirits to clean chains cassettes ,chain rings
soak for a hour , removes crud pretty fast..
no good for bearing seals though..


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:58 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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I use a degreaser such as 5l Swarfega Oil & Grease Remover or No-No sense heavy duty degreaser from Screwfix, toothbrush, small paintbrush, nailbrush etc.
Small parts that are extra cruddy I leave in a plastic tub filled with degreaser overnight.

Also gets your teeth super clean if you forget to rinse the toothbrush afterwards :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning parts?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:05 pm 
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Clean motorbike parts with petrol and wd40, cycle parts with wd40 but now use Fenwicks FS1 concentrate as i got a 5l bottle of it cheap. Very strong and will strip paint if not rinsed/washed off straight away if using neat :shock: :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:35 pm 
Retro Guru

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Jizer.The best.


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:39 pm 
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66 triumph daytona wrote:
Jizer.The best.



This too :) always used this back in the day on motorbikes, didnt know they still made it.


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning parts?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:35 am 
King of the DuckBoard
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Location: weight weenie 26er
use fairy liquid and a toothbrush. & a Park tools chain cleaning machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:07 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
Also gets your teeth super clean if you forget to rinse the toothbrush afterwards :wink:



:mrgreen: I use my GF's toothbrush... problem solved....

Another problem strikes :?


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