Cleaning Tools for my Cleaning Tools?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Jezston, 5 May 2010.

  1. Jezston

    Jezston Über Member

    Location:
    London
    I've found an old toothbrush and dish brush to be excellent tools for cleaning gears and derailleurs - however they are now just big blobs of black skank with plastic handles sticking out of them.

    Any tips for cleaning the gunk off cleaning implements?
     
  2. Sambu

    Sambu Active Member

    Location:
    E.yorks
    Solvent like white spirits or petrol?
     
  3. yello

    yello Legendary Member

    No tips for cleaning them, no. Just bin 'em and get new ones!

    Fortunately, my misses is obsessed with getting new toothbrushes very 2 or 3 months meaning I have a ready supply (of used ones!) for cleaning muck out of dérailleur sprockets etc!
     
  4. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    vello's right. don't mess about with dirty and polluting white spirit when you live near a wilkos;)
     
  5. Wilko indeed, why do they not exist down south. I was 25 before I ever saw one.

    2 toothbrushes (25p)
    1 Washing up brush (39p)

    1ltr white spirit substitute (89p)

    I like the disposable idea myself!
     
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