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    cheese connoisseur Mumonkan's Avatar
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    overhauling/cleaning disused parts

    i got a free bike today from my college campus that i want to make into something dandy for the little lady
    shes not a hardcore skidzz kinda person, more like a leisurely mile around the park and im done type, so this walmart hybrid/whatever bike will be fine


    question is: how do i get this nearly solidified grease off everything that is supposed to move? should i douse it with wd-40 and get my scrub on or is there some kinda awesome solvent i could just soak it in that would make life easier?

    sub question: aside from fleamarket/garage sales is there a reliable source for walmart quality bike parts, namely 26" front wheels and a seatpost?
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    Acetone works as a good degreaser. You may know it from common household products such as nail polish remover. Just make sure to regrease everything before reassembly.
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    PB Blaster > WD40

    Co-ops for low-end components + look for free bikes on craigslist and on the street during trash days.

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    Degreaser works as an awesome degreaser.
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    Brake parts cleaner 4 lyf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Degreaser works as an awesome degreaser.
    This. Finish Line makes an amazing degreaser too.

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    yeah, im trying to not spend a bunch of loot since she will most likely go out on a couple rides and kindof hate it but do it just to make me happy
    ill try the nail polish remover first, and ill check out the co-ops since i have a mostly free week

    thx dudes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
    yeah, im trying to not spend a bunch of loot since she will most likely go out on a couple rides and kindof hate it but do it just to make me happy
    ill try the nail polish remover first, and ill check out the co-ops since i have a mostly free week

    thx dudes
    Engine degreaser is $2 at walmart.
    Nail polish remover is like $5.

    Get the cheaper stuff that will do the job better and not piss of your wife because you used all of her remover.
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    cheese connoisseur Mumonkan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    not piss of your wife because you used all of her remover.
    lol, well played
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    Never knew it was so cheap. Yeah, get that stuff.
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