cleaning stuff

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Sambu, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. Sambu

    Sambu Active Member

    Location:
    E.yorks
    is this a good deal or would i be better picking up bits and bobs? got my student in the bank so i want to spend my way out of my revision related depression.
     
  2. gouldina

    gouldina New Member

    Location:
    London
    I wouldn't bother myself. A bunch of brushes and some detergent? Go to a pound shop or Lidl especially as a impoverished student. Save your money for important things. Like beer.
     
  3. zacklaws

    zacklaws Veteran

    Location:
    Beverley
    As previous posting, look around and buy the bits, it seems a high price for that kit. I got my soft nylon brushes and a sponge of the same design from Instore for about £3 each and also a nylon brush for pot washing for cleaning cassettes, chain rings etc and my wheel brush from Tescos for 99p. All in the car section.
     
  4. Kestevan

    Kestevan Last of the Summer Winos

    Location:
    Holmfirth.
    And Cilit Bang seems to work as a degreaser at least as well as muc off IMO, and it's a damned site cheaper.
     
  5. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    as others have said, forget paying all that for cleaning kit. Few old t-shirts/rags a couple old brushes/sponges and a bit o' elbow grease will do ya..
     
  6. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    Any old sponge and soapy water does the trick. If you're feeling plush get some car shampoo if not a bit of washing up liquid.
    Washing up brushes for the cassette and chainrings, old t-shirts for chain and polishing.

    Those brushes don't actually last very long either, and muc-off is glorified soapy water.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Sambu

    Sambu Active Member

    Location:
    E.yorks
    cool. what about degreaser? wd40?
     
  8. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    :smile:

    Soapy water will get grease/oil off most things, have you never done the washing up....ooops sorry You're a student :smile::sad:
     
  9. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Can't be.... he posted before mid day :smile::laugh:

     
  10. iendicott

    iendicott Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    That Muc off spray is rubbish, I bought it and it tells you to leave 10 minutes or so before wiping of the grease, simple fact is it don't work.

    A sponge with some car shampoo works for me as Washing up liquid has salt in a tends to aid corrosion.
     
  11. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    No it doesn't.

    I have used it on cars, motorcycles and bikes for decades and it has never done any damage. The amount in the capful you use is next to nothing and it is rinsed off after five minutes anyay.

    A 100 yard ride on a gritted road will put more salt on your bike than a lifetimes cleaning.
     
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