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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:55 pm 
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I got a small one from machine mart (i think) and it's perfect. I clean my chain and cassette more often now.


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I have an ultrasonic cleaner, you can just fit a (11/32t) cassette into it, cost under £40 from Maplins a few years ago, so no doubt you can get them much cheaper now

I just bung parts into it with a bike cleaner (muc off, etc) and let it do it's thing

Then it's just rinse or maybe a little toothbrush action for the stubborn stuff and job's a good un


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it's one of these...

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/produ ... rts-washer

markyp wrote:
I got a small one from machine mart (i think) and it's perfect. I clean my chain and cassette more often now.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:43 pm 
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in one of my old work places there as an ultrasonic washer that cleaned metal parts before chemical coatings were applied.. boy, was it good at cleaning my spectacles :lol:


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Midlife wrote:
what is better than parrafin.........or is something missing from the above post?Cheers Shaun


Used petrol for years and not once has it gone up in a flash!
and i put the used stuff into a two litre pop bottle, leave for
a few days and its gone clear, then gently poor the clear stuff
back into the good container, the horrible gunge is good for
killing weeds :shock:

Been using three litres of petrol which is now two years old !!


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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Midlife wrote:
what is better than parrafin.........or is something missing from the above post?Cheers Shaun


Used petrol for years and not once has it gone up in a flash!
and i put the used stuff into a two litre pop bottle, leave for
a few days and its gone clear, then gently poor the clear stuff
back into the good container, the horrible gunge is good for
killing weeds :shock:

Been using three litres of petrol which is now two years old !!


I must admit I used to be a bit of a petrol fan, and it was quick to! Pop a dirty derailleur in a tub with a glug of petrol, give a good shake and they come out like new :D Bit of an outdoor job though.


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