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Old 06-19-12, 07:21 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-19-12, 07:27 PM   #2
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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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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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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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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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