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    maintainence Question

    my bike has gone a long time without a good wash and I'm throwing the drivtrain in a degreaser bucket tonight. is there anything that I shouln't put in their? I bought some teflon dry lube, should I use it on everything after the cleaning. it it ok to leave it degreasing overnight in the simple green? thanks in advance for the info.

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    Simple Green does have a nasty habit of being harsh on Aluminum parts. Rather than tossing everything in a bucket (fine for chains and cassettes) why not just spend a couple minutes with an old toothbrush and a couple rags?

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    Toss in chain and let that soak; give your cassette a quick bath as well. I usually use brake cleaner for the cranks, and a rag for the deralleur pulleys.

    Remember to hose the chain down with a stream of water afterwards, this goes miles towards having a clean chain...

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    Just as an FYI for drivetrain maintenance...

    Here are the definitive words on chain maintenance and when to replace a chain. This should really be a sticky due to so many chain questions.

    Sheldon Brown:
    http://sheldonbrown.com/chains.html

    Lennard Zinn - Everything you ever wanted to know about dirty chains:
    http://www.velonews.com/tech/report/...es/5610.0.html
    Very good article! Suggests replacing at 1/16" stretch.

    Lennard Zinn - Chain wear:
    http://www.velonews.com/tech/report/...es/5457.0.html
    Suggests replacing at 1,500 miles and before 1/8" stretch.

    Park Tool - CC-3 Chain Checker:
    http://www.parktool.com/tools/CC_3.shtml
    The CC-3 is a "Go, No-Go" gauge designed to accurately indicate when a chain reaches 0.75% and 1% wear.

    CC-3 here for $10:
    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
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