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Postby Wazza » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:44 pm

[quote="twowheels"]The link you provided all say ready to use formula, we might just have caused a rush at repco auto!!!


I would suggest that most auto parts stores carry the citrus cleaners as I have recently purchased 5l from SuperCheap

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Postby Matty » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:10 pm

Do those chain cleaners that you pedal through work very well?
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:23 pm

If you mean one of these...
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Yes they do. I've got one, but they tend to make a mess IMO, got any old towels?

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Postby europa » Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:26 pm

I use an old baking try, kerosene and a toothbrush :D

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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:49 pm

europa wrote:I use an old baking try, kerosene and a toothbrush :D

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:shock: what happened?
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Postby europa » Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:57 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
europa wrote:I use an old baking try, kerosene and a toothbrush :D

Richard


:shock: what happened?


I get a clean chain with minimal mess and no real bother. But hey, you lot can make hard work of it if you like :D

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mind you, I only clean the chain when I wash the rest of the bike, but ...
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Postby heavymetal » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:00 am

europa wrote:mind you, I only clean the chain when I wash the rest of the bike, but ...


Just a thought, have you tried riding through a car wash :shock: :D

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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:00 am

Oh, OK then. :wink:

It was an F7 thing actually....
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Postby europa » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:02 am

heavymetal wrote:
europa wrote:mind you, I only clean the chain when I wash the rest of the bike, but ...


Just a thought, have you tried riding through a car wash :shock: :D

Kev.


Nah, they cost money. I only waste money on bike accessories and occasionally food (the kids tend to get a bit whiney if I leave it too long between shops :roll: )

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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:00 am

Matty wrote:Do those chain cleaners that you pedal through work very well?


Sometimes I use one of those, most of the time I take the chain off to clean it.
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Postby MichaelB » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:06 am

Staminda Jar and kero - put on lid, shake and repeat 3 times with clean Kero, and all of a sudden the chain is silver again !!!

Use last kero rinse to clean the clusters and chain ring as well.
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