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by BambooKiro
14 Mar 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Oxford mtb riders or clubs?
Replies: 3
Views: 4560

Re: Oxford mtb riders or clubs?

There isn't a club as such, but there are a few of us kicking around.

There are a couple of riding places locally, like Boars Hill and Shotover.
by BambooKiro
8 Mar 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going tubeless
Replies: 6
Views: 4603

Re: Going tubeless

Im Just about to try it on a bike. It sounds like the bike should be used regularly otherwise the sealant can coagulate in a lump at the bottom. Finish line sells a type of sealant that is supposed to not need refreshing so often as its not latex based. Let me know what you think of the Finish Line...
by BambooKiro
8 Jan 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going tubeless
Replies: 6
Views: 4603

Going tubeless

My MTB came with tubeless ready tyres and rims and inner tubes installed. I've been riding it for a year and only had one problem with the valve, which got damaged by a rock on a very fast decent, which resulted in a flat. Otherwise - no punctures. There is plenty of advice on the internet why one s...
by BambooKiro
8 Jan 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2632

Re: degreasing and regreasing

Has anyone used WD-40 to clean the chain?

WD = Water Dispersant

... so it should leave the chain clean and moisture free?
by BambooKiro
14 Dec 2018, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2632

Re: degreasing and regreasing

We have a rozone parts washer at work. I think they were originally developed to clean oil-slicked sea birds and work, as you say, on a microbial basis.They are extremely effective at completely stripping grease and gunk from parts with minimal time and effort. Thanks - really appreciate your advice.
by BambooKiro
12 Dec 2018, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2632

Re: degreasing and regreasing

To answer the re-greasing question, you have three choices: pull everything apart and re-grease (if you do this, why buy a washer?) use engine oil to soak back into the cleaned assembly melt a grease or wax lubricant (e.g. Putoline chain wax) and soak Is there a particular lubricant for piviot poin...
by BambooKiro
11 Dec 2018, 10:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2632

Re: degreasing and regreasing

I don't think you need to (or will much benefit from) using an expensive industrial parts washer on bicycle parts. Under no circumstances should you immerse a RD into a cleaning solution unless you intend to strip it down completely afterwards and regrease both the A and B pivots as well as the pul...
by BambooKiro
11 Dec 2018, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2632

degreasing and regreasing

I'm considering using a Rozone parts washer to clean my bike. It uses a mocrobe based solution to eat up grease and dirt. The promised final result is a squeaky clean drivetrain and components. So my question is - how do I regrease the parts? For the chain: will it be sufficient to use just a normal...