- Ultrasonic baths
Thinking of one for Christmas, but see prices from around 40 to well over £100 on the internet; are cheap ones ‘nearly’ as good or if not what’s the difference? Any recommendations; I’m just bored of the house smelling of petrol or white spirit after every few rides and want something that’ll clean a cassette and chain more easily.
(also – what size for practicality vs not being daft)Posted 4 months ago
Try using a different lube? My chains and cassettes are always like new. I use Squirt and swear by it all year round.Posted 4 months ago
road as well? Mine get covered in black road oil this time of year.Posted 4 months ago
A cassette won’t fit in the cheap ones. I got one and tried it a few years back. It’s sat untouched for ages. Suspect your need a proper big one to be effective (several hundreds range).Posted 4 months ago
In my experience, they are not very good for cleaning cassettes, even if you use degreaser in them. I got a heated one that was around £300 and you still have to brush and scrape to remove the oily grime afterwards. Degreaser, a brush and a bowl is a better option. Get some less pungent degreaser.Posted 4 months ago
I have one but it’s a lot of hasstle getting it out and set up and the water heated, it’s also quite noisy while running. I find a quick scrub with some Morgan’s blue is the best optionPosted 4 months ago
Try using a different lube? My chains and cassettes are always like new. I use Squirt and swear by it all year round.
As above, is squirt any good on road drive train?
I’m amazed how filthy mine gets after just one ride compared to the mtb with the same lube on itPosted 4 months ago
I have one – haven’t used it for years. PITAPosted 4 months ago
Well-sealed plastic tub and a good shake for the chain, then stiff brush & degreaser with the cassette still on the wheel for me
Anyone got any good ideas for what to ask the family for for christmas then !Posted 4 months ago
Anyone got any good ideas for what to ask the family for for christmas then !
How about a well-sealed plastic tub, stiff brush and degreaser? 🙂
Actually, I find a deep metal baking tin usefull for this sort of cleaning work along with a brush and degreaserPosted 4 months ago
Small parts washer with a built in pump and degreaser?Posted 4 months ago
Oily rag mate. The 1940s* says so.
Put the ‘pat’ back in ‘patina’. Too much rubbing is bad for joints.
* Decommissioned Anderson shelter optional 😉Posted 4 months ago
Thought this was going to be about soaking in the tub listening to 90s rave music.Posted 4 months ago
We have one at work. It’s rubbish for cassettes, had to clean mine with degreaser after I used it.Posted 4 months ago
You can’t beat washing up liquid and a scrub!
For that kind of price you could buy a dishwasher!Posted 4 months ago
Love the idea of a dishwasher in someone’s garage just to wash bike bits.
Not sure who’s road cassettes are getting dirtier than their MTBs? My MTB comes back a state from a ride atm.Posted 4 months ago
My MTB cassettes come back coated in mud and grit which – mostly – just wash off. My road cassette seems to get a nasty black sticky build up on itPosted 4 months ago
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