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Old 12-11-21, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
I bought an ultrasonic cleaner from harbor freight off a recommendation here. Used it a dozen times and cleaned all the components by hand after removing them from the warm water bath they just had in the cleaner.

dawn and water plus any number of brushes.
mineral spirits soak.
wd40 and any number of brushes.

Between the 3 approaches above, I get anything on a bike cleaner than the ultrasonic and in less time. Truthfully, me pouring water on a component and walking away gets it cleaner than that ultrasonic cleaner did...that thing was trash.
Soak to reduce manual work.
You can clean chain lube with warm water ? Never heard that before.
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