Join Date: Apr 2011
Bikes: Specialized Sirrus
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Proper cleaning and lubricating of bikes
I'm a novice when it comes to cycling and am about to purchase my first bike. I've seen multiple tutorials on cleaning and maintenance of your bike.
One thing I've noticed is that the maintenance process is very similar to cleaning guns (I'm an avid / competitive shooter). I actually use very mild cleaning agents and was wondering if it was safe to use on a bike.
I use Slip 2000 725 Degreaser, which is a a water based non caustic cleaner. No fumes and is environmentally safe. I think it's a bit pricer than other degreasers but since I already have it I wanted to know if I can save some money from buying another set of cleaning solvents.
I also use Slip 2000 EWL (Extreme Weapon Lubricant) this stuff is amazing, it's a self cleaning lubricant that does not attract dust or grit.
I've read of people using Triflow as a popular lubricant for their bikes. Shooters can also use this for their guns, so I just wanted to know if anyone else has tried the reverse.