Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

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Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby danfoto » 3 Sep 2009, 4:03pm

Sorry, but I'm not getting anywhere with the search function trying to find out what the "Mick F Method" is. Could some kind soul please point me to the appropriate thread?

Thanks :)
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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby mw3230 » 3 Sep 2009, 4:32pm

I seem to remember that some time ago the "Mick F method" was used to prevent unwanted .....Oh no, silly me it was the "Rhythm Method" I'm thinking of
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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby thirdcrank » 3 Sep 2009, 4:51pm

Mick F wrote: ... Get a small tub or jam-jar with a tight-fitting lid. Half fill it with Gunk (engine degreaser) and pop your chain in it. ...


He has been known to suggest something similar as a mouth wash.

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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby CJ » 3 Sep 2009, 4:52pm

I actually cleaned a chain that way last week!!

Trouble is I mis-remembered the details and used an old shampoo bottle out of our recycling bin.

The chain went in okay, but after it had been all shook up - like you do - it had kinda tied itself in knots - like I knew it would if I'd thought about it first. :oops: So rather than become my handy chain-cleaning bottle, it went back into the recycling with its top cut off!
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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby danfoto » 3 Sep 2009, 4:55pm

I am obliged to you, sirs.
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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 3 Sep 2009, 5:27pm

Its SB who recommends a coke bottle,. I use an old plastic squash bottle. The chain does get tied in knots but once you've got the end you can persuade it out by judicious jiggling and shaking. We don't eat jam, but I'll try and get a jar of pickles finished ASAP!

I'm a convert to the Gunk (the smell don't half linger by the way) and have invested in a half gallon can for my fleet. However I have just finished my bottle of Finish Line and have purchased (at great expense) a bottle of White lightning clean ride (my aunt used to drink a similarly named beverage and had to stop as she became addicted!). So far I am not impressed. Yes it keeps the chain clean but after a wet 20 mile ride on Sunday followed by a quick rinse down with the hose, when I came to lube the chains (its a tandem) on Monday, the rust had already started to form. This never happened with the finish line. This means that I would have to WD40 the chain after a wet ride, somewhat defeating the benefits of the WL!

Any advice Mick?
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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby reohn2 » 3 Sep 2009, 5:56pm

mw3230 wrote:I seem to remember that some time ago the "Mick F method" was used to prevent unwanted .....Oh no, silly me it was the "Rhythm Method" I'm thinking of


That wasn't totally successful either :roll:
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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby reohn2 » 3 Sep 2009, 6:10pm

CJ wrote:I actually cleaned a chain that way last week!!

Trouble is I mis-remembered the details and used an old shampoo bottle out of our recycling bin.

The chain went in okay, but after it had been all shook up - like you do - it had kinda tied itself in knots - like I knew it would if I'd thought about it first. :oops: So rather than become my handy chain-cleaning bottle, it went back into the recycling with its top cut off!


Use an old jam or sauce jar with a tight fitting lid with a wide neck,like these:-

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_jnHFbX4iOxc/Sp_2J ... t%2009.jpg

I use White spirit for the cleaning cycle and hotish water with washing up liquid in for the rinse cycle.
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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby mw3230 » 3 Sep 2009, 6:20pm

reohn2 wrote:
mw3230 wrote:I seem to remember that some time ago the "Mick F method" was used to prevent unwanted .....Oh no, silly me it was the "Rhythm Method" I'm thinking of


That wasn't totally successful either :roll:


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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby Mick F » 3 Sep 2009, 8:15pm

Anyway, been away a few hours. Sorry.

Glad you're all sorted!
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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby reohn2 » 3 Sep 2009, 8:45pm

mw3230 wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
mw3230 wrote:I seem to remember that some time ago the "Mick F method" was used to prevent unwanted .....Oh no, silly me it was the "Rhythm Method" I'm thinking of


That wasn't totally successful either :roll:


You'll have met my eldest son then!


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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby 7_lives_left » 4 Sep 2009, 12:35am

Does anyone else use an old spoke to fish their chain out of the bottle?

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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby Mick F » 4 Sep 2009, 7:33am

Good idea!

I use anything that comes to hand - screwdriver, pliers, spanner.........

A spoke is a brilliant idea, nice hook on the end.
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Re: Chain cleaning "the Mick F method"

Postby reohn2 » 4 Sep 2009, 8:58am

7_lives_left wrote:Does anyone else use an old spoke to fish their chain out of the bottle?


Yep! :)
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