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by Pneumant
4 Feb 2012, 9:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Will salt on roads harm my bike
Replies: 31
Views: 3037

Re: Will salt on roads harm my bike

I've always used hot water, my bikes have never corroded, despite commuting in winter in Scotland for some years. Hot water is said to worsen the effects of road salt. From my understanding cold water neutralise's the salt and hot water activates the salt. Once activated this salty solution is free...
by Pneumant
4 Feb 2012, 9:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Will salt on roads harm my bike
Replies: 31
Views: 3037

Re: Will salt on roads harm my bike

I've always used hot water, my bikes have never corroded, despite commuting in winter in Scotland for some years. Hot water is said to worsen the effects of road salt. From my understanding cold water neutralise's the salt and hot water activates the salt. Once activated this salty solution is free...
by Pneumant
4 Feb 2012, 9:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Will salt on roads harm my bike
Replies: 31
Views: 3037

Re: Will salt on roads harm my bike

Salt will usually corrode/tarnish any steel/alloy components on your bike (chains/sprockets/hubs/brake caliper bolts etc) and could even attack the lacquer on your carbon frame. I only say this because it is quite common for the lacquer on motorcycle fork tubes/engines to start peeling off after bei...
by Pneumant
1 Feb 2012, 9:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A good chain cleaning regime?
Replies: 34
Views: 1494

Re: A good chain cleaning regime?

I've thought about diesel before now but I really dislike the smell of it :( but you're right its good stuff for cleaning as it does lubricate too. You are right it does have a certain aroma, however I equally find the smell of Gunk and White spirit to be just as nauseous. I like petrol, GT85 &...
by Pneumant
31 Jan 2012, 6:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A good chain cleaning regime?
Replies: 34
Views: 1494

Re: A good chain cleaning regime?

^^All good stuff. After reading Steve Snowling's excellent spannering book many years ago I converted to diesel. It is a superb cleaner of chains and as diesel fuel also lubricates it does not leave the chain bone dry after cleaning. To clean I remove the chain (aren't quick links wonderful :D ) and...
by Pneumant
11 Aug 2011, 6:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement Campag screws
Replies: 8
Views: 811

Re: Replacement Campag screws

You can replace with stainless allen head screw bolts, not sure about the size (M3 comes to mind??)but I did this with a old Veloce rear mech and it worked a treat. Get screws from your local bearing/nut & bolt supplier usually to be found on anonymous industrial estates....
by Pneumant
17 Mar 2011, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building up a bike
Replies: 50
Views: 2716

Re: Building up a bike

And I'm 8 miles north of Shrewsbury - glad to help too.
by Pneumant
7 Feb 2011, 7:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Protecting Chrome
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Protecting Chrome

Try Vaseline or chainsaw chain oil.