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    Citrus-based degreasers, or other options?

    A lot of the bike pros seem to recommend using citrus-based degreasers, but that stuff doesn't seem to come in bulk...

    Would it be okay to use other cheaper options, such as Simple Green (about $10 for 140oz) or Purple Power (about $11 for 2.5 gallons)?
    -- Ron
    1. 2008 Giant FCR3 [hybrid; main bike]
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    I don't like citrus cleaners myself but those should work as well as the rest of them.
    Everything should be as simple as possible...But not more so.---Albert Einstein

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    I'm not crazy about citrus cleaner either (is it reusable like mineral spirits, and if not, how exactly are you supposed to get rid of the stuff safely once its full of dissolved chain oil and grease?). But if you have a Home Depot in your area, you should be able to find gallon jugs of it right next to the Simple Green.

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