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    cleaning a chain

    [COLOR=DarkOrange]will the lubing liquid effect the disc breaks if the lube gets in the brake calibers

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    And this is about cleaning a chain now..? And if it gets in the brakes, remove the disks(wheels), pads, and calipers. Buy some brake cleaner, and then i think you buff the pads and disks slightly with fine grit carbonpaper. Thats the way you doit on a motocross bikes brakes, it should be the same.. Unless the pads are made of different material and the buffing would damage them. Take them to a store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motocrossy
    Buy some brake cleaner,
    No, no a THOUSAND TIMES NO!
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    How many times do I need to say / repost this?
    The only thing
    (other than dish soap and water having rinsed well afterwards) you should be using on BICYCLE ROTORS or pads is
    DENATURED ALCOHOL

    I swear every time we get some newb on here we have to go through this again.
    Look at your owner's manuals people.
    It says Denatured (some will say Isopropyl) Alcohol. It does not say: Automotive Brake Cleaner, or gasoline, or acetone, or even Moose Piss.
    It says:
    DENATURED M**********ING ALCOHOL
    I prefer Denatured Alcohol due to the fact you know that everything in it is working for you rather than with drug store Isopropyl which is typically diluted with water which is useless in cleaning grease and oil

    Bear in mind, this isn't about the rotor being affected, its the pads that you really need to take care of. Any chemical other than what the manufacturer suggests can and will have an adverse effect on performance and pad life
    Products such as Copaslip or copper grease are also inadvisable do to contamination risks. Bicycle rotors don't generate enough heat to burn off these materials.
    A heavily applied bike disc can excede 450 deg F. Trail riders doing anything more than cruising can reach 350+ without any trouble.
    However, family car's brakes can hit up to about 600 degrees CELSIUS which is 1,112 degrees farenheit. Sports cars get even hotter so please: No car products on bike brakes.[/color]

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    Where can you buy denatured alcohol? I did a little research and it looks like you would have to possibly go to a hardware store (lowe's) or maybe wal-mart. Is this correct information?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razrcide
    Where can you buy denatured alcohol? I did a little research and it looks like you would have to possibly go to a hardware store (lowe's) or maybe wal-mart. Is this correct information?
    Like most of my "outside the bike shop" suggestions Denatured Alcohol is indeed availiable at your local hardware store. (Home Depot is closest to me so that's where I get mine)
    It's also found in camping / outdoor supply stores as stove fuel, and in cooking stores to fuel items such as Fondue pots. (Mmmmm molten cheese!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    [color=blue]No, no a THOUSAND TIMES NO!
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    I swear every time we get some newb on here we have to go through this again.
    Look at your owner's manuals people.
    It says Denatured (some will say Isopropyl) Alcohol. It does not say: Automotive Brake Cleaner, or gasoline, or acetone, or even Moose Piss.

    Where can I buy some Moose Piss, heard its great for freehubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorhommmer
    Where can I buy some Moose Piss, heard its great for freehubs
    http://www.kishelscents.com/urine.htm

    4oz. Spray Bottle $11.95
    Pint $29.95
    Quart $40.00
    Gallon $90.00
    Any other silly questions?
    By the way: It's actually NOT good for freehubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    http://www.kishelscents.com/urine.htm

    4oz. Spray Bottle $11.95
    Pint $29.95
    Quart $40.00
    Gallon $90.00
    Any other silly questions?
    By the way: It's actually NOT good for freehubs

    And christmas is so close.............

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    thanks man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    http://www.kishelscents.com/urine.htm

    4oz. Spray Bottle $11.95
    Pint $29.95
    Quart $40.00
    Gallon $90.00
    Any other silly questions?
    By the way: It's actually NOT good for freehubs
    Wow, I don't envy the guy who has to milk the moose for its piss.
    First Class Jerk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    [color=blue]No, no a THOUSAND TIMES NO!
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    Im glad youve kept your sense of humor about this topic
    for the creation was subjected to futility,not willingly , but because of Him who subjected it in hope...that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:20-29
    the truth may not always be popular but its always true
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    It sure is a shame someone new can't come to this sight and ask a question that might be obvious to all of the "experts" here without getting ripped apart. Not everyone is on this message board every second to see every post. But at least he got his question answered

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrali
    It sure is a shame someone new can't come to this sight and ask a question that might be obvious to all of the "experts" here without getting ripped apart. Not everyone is on this message board every second to see every post. But at least he got his question answered
    I don't think Raiyn was going off on the OP, but rather the first respondant that suggested he use brake cleaner (which apparently is not the right thing to do). If you don't know the answer go a question (or aren't sure if you do), give it a little time for someone who does to respond before taking a stab at it.

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    Holy flaming dishwashers, batman. So you dont use brake cleaner for cleaning brakes. Are you going to shoot me now for my obvious mistake?

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    Sorry for pouring salt on the wound. I meant only to rebut Chrali's comment about newbies getting flamed for asking a question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motocrossy
    Holy flaming dishwashers, batman. So you dont use brake cleaner for cleaning brakes. Are you going to shoot me now for my obvious mistake?
    If you don't know the correct answer DON'T MAKE AN UNEDUCATED GUESS.

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