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 Post subject: Denture Brushes....
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:30 am 
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make an excellent addition to the bike cleaning tool kit :)
picked one up from the local super marché from the clearance section.
has excellent bristle strength without the risk of leaving scratches and benefits from the additional 'pokey down the small hole' bit on the back of the brush head.
i gots this one (in the tasty 'gum pink' colour) for 89 sterling pence:

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it has a curved head too, and does a good job of cleaning chain rings/cassettes :)

thoroughly recommend!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:42 am 
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I use old toothbrushes. for those minty fresh (cassette) teeth.

I'm not sure what you use to clean/lubricate your chain, but I use 'red' diesel, & after a couple of weeks the toothbrushes fall apart.
Something in the composition of the diesel seems to 'rot' them


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:58 pm 
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when i clean my chain, i take it off the bike, get a cloth, sit in front of the box, soak it in degreaser then clean each link :shock:
the denture brush makes this a whole lot easier.

what kind of lube do you use for your chain, been trying to find something that's like the stuff my shimano chain came coated in - its kind of sticky and doesn't rub off easy.... :wink:


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twain wrote:
been trying to find something that's like the stuff my shimano chain came coated in - its kind of sticky and doesn't rub off easy.



There's a joke in there somewhere. I'll let al field this one.


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Morrisons [or is it asda :?] do a pack of 4 tooth brushes for only 20p
5p each :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:08 pm 
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for the chain get 2 nail brushes loaded with your fave degreeser, make a chain sandwich. then zip tie or tape to the chain stay like a mr crud chain device and spin the crank. simples :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:32 pm 
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twain wrote:
clean each link


Yep! Sheldon knows best :wink:
http://sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html
:lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:15 am 
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Has anyone stuck a chain in linklyfe?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:01 pm 
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I use the dog toothbrushes. One end is like a normal toothbrush and the other slightly smaller. Also, the have a longer handle on them. fairly cheap, too.


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For cleaning chains, I put them in a wide mouth bottle, fill with diesel, shake about until all the $hit is worked loose, repeat if need be, lay on newspaper and oil and wipe off excess.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:38 pm 
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The thought of cleaning a dog's teeth makes me feel ill :shock:


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