Bike Cleaners/Lubricants.... (merged threads)

Discussion in 'The Workshop' started by Dino Brown, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. bing!

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    Odorless mineral spirits and this....[​IMG]
     
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    Chain cleaner?
     
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    Sprankle Chicks Dig Scars....

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    +1 Simple Green
     
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    Simple Green in a Gatorade bottle.

    Soak, shake, soak, shake, compressed air, wipe clean/dry with rag.
     
  5. destroyer

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    F.A.D. POWERED BY MUSUBIS

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    cassettes, chains, crank arms, chainrings, derailleurs, most small parts. It actually works well even though I'm usually not a proponent of cheap tools. I usually use a 50/50 mix of water and simple green and use the heater. I've even been able to dunk small engine parts (small carbs, valves, lifters, etc..) as well.
     
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    Rock n Roll Gold chain cleaner and lube all in one.....great product
     
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    Sooo most of you are using the take the chain off method, so if you are running a shimano 10sp XT chain for example (non-SRAM Powerlink) what are you using for a quick link....
     
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    Simple Green in the park chain cleaner tool. I run the chain through twice letting the last application sit while I hand wash the rest of the bike.
     
  11. Pho'dUp

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    Simple green too.

    Or just soapy water and a chain cleaner or brushes and rags.

    Hell, it's dusty Socal. If you use a dry lube, or something light like RocknRoll Gold you can probably get away with just blowing most the light dirt off with a compressor and a rag and just re-lubing.
     
  12. Waldo

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    What?....you're supposed to clean your chain? #-o
     
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    bvader Long Live The Gorn!

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    Yeah actually the more careful I am ... example using Dumond (plastic based) etc... apply sparingly...and regularly wiping down the chain... I rarely actually need to clean the chain...
     
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    Thats what i do. I don't see a reason to do more. Sonic cleaning or soaking in spirits seems like overkill. But, i buy inexpensive chains and only look to get a season out of it.
     
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    I use a wippermann connex with my shimano chain.
     
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    noweyout Can't kick dirt habit!!

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    Wow, people sure go to great lengths for a clean chain. I use Finish Line Speed cleaner and a rag.
     
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    brake cleaner.
     
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    I'm curious about this too.
     
  19. gooseaholic

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    easier to clean. Just let it soak. Much faster and gets the chain cleaner than using a brush.
     
  20. gooseaholic

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    oh, if I recall, you can use the powerlink on shimano chains. Pretty sure Ive done it before. I could be wrong tbough. I solely use Sram nowadays.
     

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