General degreaser

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Re: General degreaser

Postby Brucey » 14 Jan 2020, 12:21pm

Sweep wrote:
Mick F wrote:All chains can have a quick link. Made for all makes and all widths and speeds.
Modern chains or otherwise.

Only up to 9 speed can normally be reused though I think.
Which is fine for me.


IIRC you can get reusable links in 10s (definitely) and 11s now.

Check out the KMC website.

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Re: General degreaser

Postby jb » 14 Jan 2020, 12:45pm

I think that the post is referring to the actual pins being re-usable as with a rivet extractor/ chain splitter which as far as I was aware stopped at eight speed chain or nine speed with caution.
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i bet they

Postby Mick F » 14 Jan 2020, 3:17pm

Brucey wrote:
Sweep wrote:
Mick F wrote:All chains can have a quick link. Made for all makes and all widths and speeds.
Modern chains or otherwise.

Only up to 9 speed can normally be reused though I think.
Which is fine for me.


IIRC you can get reusable links in 10s (definitely) and 11s now.
Check out the KMC website.

Yep. :D
Used 10sp for donkey's years.
11sp reusable too though not personally going to increase from 10.

Dunno about 12sp but I bet they use 11sp chains.

BTW, 9sp Campag chains are ok on 10sp Campag cassette and systems. Tried it, and it's fine.
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Re: General degreaser

Postby al_yrpal » 14 Jan 2020, 5:50pm

I keep seeing this thread title and thinking of Major Bloodnock!

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Re: General degreaser

Postby Mick F » 14 Jan 2020, 6:20pm

Major Disruption?
Major Damage?
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Re: General degreaser

Postby pete75 » 14 Jan 2020, 11:37pm

Mick F wrote:Major Disruption?
Major Damage?


I'd have thought in your case Mick i'd be Admiral Degreaser.

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Re: General degreaser

Postby Mick F » 15 Jan 2020, 6:50am

:lol:
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Re: General degreaser

Postby reohn2 » 15 Jan 2020, 9:55am

pete75 wrote:
Mick F wrote:Major Disruption?
Major Damage?


I'd have thought in your case Mick i'd be Admiral Degreaser.

I'm not Rating that :wink:
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Re: General degreaser

Postby mattheus » 15 Jan 2020, 9:58am

Mick F wrote:Major Disruption?
Major Damage?

Don't forget General Unrest

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Re: General degreaser

Postby Mick F » 15 Jan 2020, 10:40am

There's a skip near here labeled General Waste.
Perhaps he lives in there.
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Re: General degreaser

Postby al_yrpal » 15 Jan 2020, 10:44am

I think Captain Pugwash characters might be classed as inappropriate, so I wont mention them! :?

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Re: General degreaser

Postby xerxes » 19 Jan 2020, 1:35pm

RecumbentRide wrote: All that seems to be happening is the crap is being partially moved from the chain to the chain cleaner's brushes.

I use an old rag to clean the brushes, though it's not a perfect solution.

I wonder if anyone makes a chain-cleaner cleaner :)

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Re: General degreaser

Postby Mick F » 19 Jan 2020, 6:23pm

xerxes wrote:I wonder if anyone makes a chain-cleaner cleaner :)
Soda crystals.
Strong solution in a bowl.

Excellent. :D
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Re: General degreaser

Postby MarcusT » 20 Jan 2020, 5:25am

MarcusT wrote:In the process of trying engine degreaser from Aldi. I 'll let you know how it works out

Did not work as well as common household degreaser. That is my go to. If a part is really encrusted, I'll use spirit solvents
I wish it were simple as riding a bike

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Re: General degreaser

Postby RecumbentRide » 3 Feb 2020, 7:45pm

Mick F wrote:
xerxes wrote:I wonder if anyone makes a chain-cleaner cleaner :)
Soda crystals.
Strong solution in a bowl.

Excellent. :D



Or in the washing machine when the missus is out!! :twisted: