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Old 04-07-12, 09:32 PM   #1
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Old 04-07-12, 09:38 PM   #2
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I usually use a citrus based chain cleaner for that sort of thing - they aren't $15. Maybe $8.

Which bearings are you repacking? I'm sure there's a Phil Woods grease that's perfect for the job.
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Go to lowes or home depot and buy marine bearing grease (its also called boat trailer grease). A small tube will cost you like 5-8 bucks and will last you a couple of overhauls.
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I usually use a citrus based chain cleaner for that sort of thing - they aren't $15. Maybe $8.

Which bearings are you repacking? I'm sure there's a Phil Woods grease that's perfect for the job.
The only place that sells it is my LBS and it cost $15 there.
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Dang, it's more expensive than I remember... this is what I used when I took my bike apart. Soaked the chain and cassette in it and it came out super shiny & clean.

http://www.amazon.com/Finish-Line-Ci...3863475&sr=8-6

It looks like a can but it's just liquid in a metal container.
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Old 04-07-12, 11:46 PM   #6
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Get a gallon of mineral spirits at Home Depot for about $12, it cleans better then a degreaser and even though it's not politically correct when your done with the dirty solvent pour it on your weeds, it makes a great weed killer.
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