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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:37 pm 
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Cif is best for cleaning your hands after a mechanic session


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cif? oh, jif :wink:

Never tried it, but now you have said it, could be good :)


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"I had a crank once that lasted 3 weeks of my daily commute with the bolts out and wouldnt move a nano-metre."

Who did them up for you? VVVVVV


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it was me that put them on, when i was a puny 15 year old. i was surprised that my 15 year old legs couldnt undo my puny 15 year old arm-doings.

left hand crank came off fine

the old STX's that needed a pace spider adapter to take regular rings. i was gutted when they got knackered - even if it was my own fault

anyone who has a set, my pm button is down there...


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Ain't no party like an S Club party
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sylvain wrote:
Cif is best for cleaning your hands after a mechanic session


no no no!

you need swarfega - the mechanics product of choice for years.

my dad swears by it, so did his dad, and his dad before him...

all mechanics of some sort with constant dirty paws til dinner...!

http://www.deb.co.uk/ukswarfega


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Another vote for Swarfega

Swarfega Natural looks just like custard and leave your hands smelling citrusy fresh ! 8) What more do you need ....


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swarfega

or petrol

but swarfega is probably a bit safer :shock:


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sylvain wrote:
Cif is best for cleaning your hands after a mechanic session


Doesn't that dry your skin? :wink: What 'hand cream' do you use after? :lol:


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East Midlands AEC
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Best stuff is the Swarfega with the 'bits' in it - more abrasive... personally I use latex gloves (worries my wife!)...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:51 am 
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old derailures doing your head in,
bike a little heavier than you would like

tip

remove gears so there is just one left!

sheds pounds off your bike and ends up very smooth and quiet
and looks nicer too


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