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    Degreaser

    Please recommend a high quality degreaser?

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    I use Odorless Mineral Spirits for most things. Works great.

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    White Lightning

    Awesome stuff!

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    Odorless Mineral spirits, Simple Green, Dawn dishwashing detergent.
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    I use Zep Commercial Heavy Duty Citrus Degreaser. I buy this by the gallon at Home Depot. Works pretty good for just about everything. I really like it for cleaning tires as well as chains, rings, cogs and other greasy bits.

    DO NOT buy citrus degreasers at your LBS. Too $$$

    I also like Oderless Mineral Spirits, even thought the stuff really isn't oderless at all.
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    And I'll add to what they said - WD-40. It probably contains mineral spirits as its thinner (and I don't mean "it's thinner").
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    Pedro's Citrus Degreaser/Prolink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Versatile View Post
    Odorless Mineral spirits, Simple Green, Dawn dishwashing detergent.
    Yes. OMS will very quickly cut through and thin out any caked on grease, waxy chain lube, road tar, etc. Then dish detergent takes it all off.

    Simply Green and other similar cleaners are OK don't work anywhere near as well as OMS, and can cloud unprotected shiny aluminum surfaces. Also, it degrades any lube or grease in chains, bearings and pivots it comes in contact with where OMS won't and will evaporate leaving lube and grease intact, as long as it hasn't washed it out.
    ... 'cuz that's how I roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T. View Post
    And I'll add to what they said - WD-40. It probably contains mineral spirits as its thinner (and I don't mean "it's thinner").
    Oh come on! Correct grammar? You've got to be kidding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Oh come on! Correct grammar? You've got to be kidding!

    People are riding there bikes.
    Their going to be late for the ride
    Park your car over they're.
    Do you know if you can use WD-40 on the petals and breaks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    Do you know if you can use WD-40 on the petals and breaks?
    Get it right! It's peddles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Get it right! It's peddles!
    I tryed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Oh come on! Correct grammar? You've got to be kidding!
    People are riding there bikes.
    Their going to be late for the ride
    Park your car over they're.
    i no.
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    I use regular mineral spirits and it works great.

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