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Old 11-12-18, 10:45 PM
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Inspire uplift cleaning tool

What do you guys think of this thing for cleaning bikes .
it looks like it would be good an its 40 usd . anyone seen or tried one **********?

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Old 11-12-18, 11:21 PM
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IMO it might work for some applications, but I would use it very selectively. I would not use it near hubs, bottom brackets headsets, derailleurs, shifters, chains, brakes, pedals or any areas where the lubricant might be washed away. That really does not leave much except small areas of the frame, tires and rims.
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Old 11-13-18, 07:32 AM
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Requires an air compressor. Do you have one? There is not much helpful information on the site . For instance what sort of cleaning solution is "blasted into crevices" that cleans and air dries in seconds?
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Looks great for fabric in cars, terrible for painted bike frames... I usually just use lemon pledge anyway.
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Old 11-13-18, 08:30 PM
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From what I understand, the CFM requirements are up there with jitterbug sanders-- so ignoring any potential effectiveness, unless you're garage has a dual-stage +60-gallon compressor, you're gonna spend most of your time waiting for the tank to recharge.

+90% of bicycle cleaning can be accomplished with nothing more advanced than some microfiber towels and your choice of detailing spray.
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Old 11-13-18, 08:59 PM
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Like all of the other goofy products you mention, this one is another throw in the trash bin idea. I guess fine for cars and things but not really for bikes. However anything that requires a compressor is a no go for me unless it is for shop use. I don't need or want a compressor in the house. I have better things to spend money on.

Get yourself a big old sponge and a bucket of soapy water and maybe a hose or a bucket of clean water and you will be fine. When everything is clean and dry, re-lube your chain and also maybe use some Bike Lust on the frame just don't get it on braking surfaces (I have put it on tires and ridden fine but they can slick up the tires a bit so be careful)
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Old 11-13-18, 10:05 PM
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I was thinking it could be good for a final drive train clean to get all the dirt out without the risk of a full on pressure washet .
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Wet the bike down with water and mild surfactant (Dawn), let soak for a few minutes then blast with compressed air. Wipe frame down with silicone product such as Pedro's Bike Lust.
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Lol i dont really need help cleaning my bike , but if there is a tool out there that would save me money from buying products , as well as only need water to clean , it would also be good for the enviroment too , its worth a try i thinkin!!!
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If you have a proper air compressor, it could be pretty useful for cleaning a chain for a re-lube. But you can get a small home ultrasonic cleaner for less than this, and it requires no air compressor. What else could you use it for that a little water and mild detergent, or even just a quality wiping cloth can’t handle? I wouldn’t waste my money.
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Old 11-15-18, 05:22 AM
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fellas, it's just a spray pot... BS cleaner...

Originally Posted by Hoopdriver View Post
For instance what sort of cleaning solution is "blasted into crevices" that cleans and air dries in seconds?
drycleaning fluid
brake cleaner aerosol
electrical contact cleaner
ether
naptha /Coleman gas
petrol
liquid nitrogen
etc


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Compressed air blows dirt into bearings and cables. Don't do it.
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