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August 26, 2003, 09:26 AM

Don't spend a lot of money for expensive cleaners for the metal parts of your bike. User WD-40. It's cheap and works great. tooth brushes work great for chains and wheel nooks.


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August 26, 2003, 09:39 AM

So I should use WD 40 and a toothbrush to get all that crap off my chain?


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August 26, 2003, 09:43 AM

check with the chain mfg. some recomend using kerosene but i use orange blast and a tooth brush.


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August 26, 2003, 09:50 AM

i like the orange clean stuff. It works well on wheels and gets grease off of everything (including skin!) I'll give WD-40 a try on the wheels. can't hurt. I normally use that to clean the chain anyway.

Meguiar's quick detailer spray or the Honda Polish are good for making a dusty bike sparkle.

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August 26, 2003, 09:50 AM

WD40 is fine for the chain, in fact thats what i use for lube and i get over 20k out of my chains. but i clean my chains with simple green, its great at cleaning gunk and its enviro friendly.
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August 26, 2003, 10:09 AM

a warm damp washcloth will take the dried on bug crusties right off.


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