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Gunge build-up on jockey wheel...

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Maz, 9 Nov 2007.

  1. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Just use a few sheets of kitchen roll to clean it off, or is there some special stuff?
     
  2. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Spray them with WD40 to loosen the stuff up and use a paintbrush to finish off, 2 minutes and they will be as good as new.
     
  3. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Thanks SJ.
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Oily rag - best invention ever....
     
  5. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Gently press the pointy bit of something pointy ( a screwdriver would have been easier to say :blush: )into the gunge and turn the cranks.
    90% of the gunge will fall off..leaving the rest a lot easier to clean..
     
  6. xroads

    xroads New Member

    Go fixed gear and bin the jockey.
     
  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    But don't go riding with a fast group...
     
  8. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I use an oily rag. It gets mine nice and clean.
    on my dads bike, it had bits of grassing running around the jockey wheel, so i had to use a screw driver and break the rubbish on it off, then wiped it clean.
    Not sure what was on the jockey wheel, but it didnt look nice.
     
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    toothbrush.
    Not your wife's though.
     
  10. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Toothbrush, and that citrus cleaner stuff.
     
  11. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    If it's really bad you can always unscrew the jockey wheel, take 'em out and have em a good clean, lube.
     
  12. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    If it's really bad you can always unscrew the jockey wheel, take 'em out and have em a good clean, lube.
     

  13. dont for get to but back the wheels in where you got them as they are not the same. do not lube them they are meant to be dry.
     

  14. dont for get to but back the wheels in where you got them as they are not the same. do not lube them they are meant to be dry.
     
  15. ;)