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 Post subject: Chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:44 am 
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I'm happy to recommend stuff that works, every now and then i stumble across something that works so well i think i'm dreaming ! it happened last weekend, i popped into a local motorfactors to buy some engine oil and on the stand they had some muc off chain cleaner like this:

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it was £9.00 and i did an impulse buy, never really used a chain cleaner before, just scrubbed it every now and then if really bad or just lubed it up after washing the bike.

this stuff is amazing ! it gunned all the crap and crud out of every link, i then wiped the chain over a few times with a cloth and applied a little lube, then wiped that off (effectively leaving the lube in the parts the cloth didnt reach.

What a difference and used absolutely no effort ! Chain is sparkling clean although nothing like this anymore :(
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the black has long gone, feels like a rip off... not sure what the black did apart from cosmetic and now its silver and working the same :problem:

so there you go, if you want a clean chain and unsure what to use, use this muc off stuff, so simple i can do it !

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 Post subject: Re: chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:49 am 
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I Just take it off and use washing up liquid, then hang it and lube it

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 Post subject: Re: chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:18 pm 
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Too much grief, just gun this over it, used it on my rear mech and everywhere else there is a build up of grease/oil/muck.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:32 pm 
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Sounds good

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 Post subject: Re: chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:46 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:55 pm 
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Could spray it on her i guess but i prefer dirty....... :P

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 Post subject: Re: chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:38 pm 
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I take the chain off every week (quick link) and put it in a fishing bait box, spray it with general purpose foam degreaser, then wash off with a hose, dry it, lub it, wipe off excess and refit. Also wipe down cassette and chain rings.

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 Post subject: Re: chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:58 pm 
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No need to do all that, just spray this on, wipe it off, lube.

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 Post subject: Re: chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:20 pm 
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Finish line multi degreaser is the business. Apply with old paintbrush, rinse and lube.. One bottle lasts ages..


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 Post subject: Re: chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:10 am 
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Did it again last night, it takes me 25 seconds to clean, lube wipe my chain on the bike looks like new every time, also cleans the sprocket adn the gear mechs.

it removes grease and grime so well and dries in seconds i'm tempted to try it on my disc's ! as they are squealing like a pig currently

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 Post subject: Re: chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:15 am 
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Meths on a tissue to wipe over discs. Much cheaper than disc brake cleaner..


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 Post subject: Re: chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:20 am 
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Meths ? thought that was oily ? got a tub in the garage :)

Will try tonight when i get back from our tuesday night ride with tinnitus !

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 Post subject: Re: chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:28 am 
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Turner5 wrote:
Meths on a tissue to wipe over discs. Much cheaper than disc brake cleaner..



And tastes better too :crazy:


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 Post subject: Re: chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:25 am 
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Turner5 wrote:
Meths on a tissue to wipe over discs. Much cheaper than disc brake cleaner..



"Isopropyl alcohol" (IPA) great for all sorts of things..!!

Much cheaper than brake cleaner..

If you buy it make sure you buy 99% version, you can find it on eBay.!!

Should be about £7-£8 per litre, you can dilute it with water to make it what ever strength you want.. :)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isopropyl_alcohol just incase you want to know about it :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: chain cleaner recommendation
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:39 pm 
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Meths, u know the purple liquid .. B&q sell it..


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