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Offline TN1978

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Bike cleaning
« on: June 06, 2009, 09:10:47 AM »
whats the best way to clean all the mud off the deraillers without washing off the lubricant and how often should i lube the chain
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Re: Bike cleaning
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 12:56:32 PM »
I take my chain off when I clean the drive train.  If you have a quick link on it, it makes it really easy.   I use simple green to clean the chain and then re-lube.  if the drive train is really dirty i will use a tooth brush with some simple green.. scrub, rinse and then dry.   I usually just wipe off the deraileurs with a rag...  Lube your chain when it starts to make noise... dont use WD-40, try to find a lube that dries after being applied to prevent excess gunk buildup like GT-85.  There are many out there.
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Re: Bike cleaning
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2009, 12:59:37 PM »
Look at one of the wax based chain lubes like rock and roll or white lightning, they shed gunk rather than attract it :)

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Re: Bike cleaning
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2009, 03:30:27 PM »
thanks guys
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Re: Bike cleaning
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2009, 04:58:03 PM »
Look at one of the wax based chain lubes like rock and roll or white lightning, they shed gunk rather than attract it :)

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Re: Bike cleaning
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2009, 08:50:55 PM »
Hey, a clean bike is a happy bike ;)

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Re: Bike cleaning
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 12:27:14 PM »
Do You want to make My bike happy? ;D

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Re: Bike cleaning
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2009, 01:46:23 PM »
Yes, your bike would be HAPPY hanging in my garage ;D

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Re: Bike cleaning
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2009, 06:02:30 PM »
+1 on Simple green and GT85. Park tool chain lube and cleaner.
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Re: Bike cleaning
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2009, 07:23:03 PM »
I take my chain off when I clean the drive train.  If you have a quick link on it, it makes it really easy.   I use simple green to clean the chain and then re-lube.  if the drive train is really dirty i will use a tooth brush with some simple green.. scrub, rinse and then dry.   I usually just wipe off the deraileurs with a rag...  Lube your chain when it starts to make noise... dont use WD-40, try to find a lube that dries after being applied to prevent excess gunk buildup like GT-85.  There are many out there.

You forgot to mention the high speed buffer.  :D
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