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Old 09-07-04, 08:58 AM   #1
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"air blasters"

Hi all,

Has anyone tried those air dusters people use in their offices to get the dirt out of the corners of their bikes? You know what I mean-- those metal cans of compressed air. Great for getting stuff out of a keyboard, but would you use it on your bike?
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Yes and no.

STI levers, for example, frequently collect dirt, crud and the like in their innerds and stop shifting consistantly. When that happens, a good blast of compressed air often does wonders. I don't use the canned air because I have an air compressor at home.
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Hi all,

Has anyone tried those air dusters people use in their offices to get the dirt out of the corners of their bikes? You know what I mean-- those metal cans of compressed air. Great for getting stuff out of a keyboard, but would you use it on your bike?
don´t as you could blow dirt past seals , same with power cleaners - bad idea on anything with bearings that are sealed , or not for that matter
re STI or ERGOPOWER - get cleaned by a pro it´s cheaper in the long run .
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