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  • Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    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)

    r8jimbob88
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    Try using a different lube? My chains and cassettes are always like new. I use Squirt and swear by it all year round.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    road as well? Mine get covered in black road oil this time of year.

    Premier Icon nixie
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    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).

    Paradiso
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    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.

    luke0912
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    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 option

    Premier Icon richardkennerley
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    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 it

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I have one – haven’t used it for years. PITA
    Well-sealed plastic tub and a good shake for the chain, then stiff brush & degreaser with the cassette still on the wheel for me

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Hmmmm…..

    Anyone got any good ideas for what to ask the family for for christmas then !

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    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 degreaser

    Premier Icon K
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    Small parts washer with a built in pump and degreaser?

    Oily rag mate. The 1940s* says so.

    Put the ‘pat’ back in ‘patina’. Too much rubbing is bad for joints.

    * Decommissioned Anderson shelter optional 😉

    benv
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    Thought this was going to be about soaking in the tub listening to 90s rave music.

    Premier Icon senor j
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    We have one at work. It’s rubbish for cassettes, had to clean mine with degreaser after I used it.

    damascus
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    You can’t beat washing up liquid and a scrub!

    For that kind of price you could buy a dishwasher!

    robowns
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    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.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    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 it

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