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can I was my cassette in the dishwasher?

Old 11-08-08, 09:52 PM
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can I put my cassette in the dishwasher?

you know, to spiff it up?

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Old 11-08-08, 09:54 PM
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you want bike grease in your dish washer?? just get a rag with some degreaser on it and run it through each of the cogs... dont even have to take the thing off the hub! but whats the point it wont make you any faster ha ha
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this smells like another helmet in washing machine thread...
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No but if you want to try the clothes washer, don't forget to toss in the helmet.
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Old 11-08-08, 10:03 PM
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this smells like another helmet in washing machine thread...
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Originally Posted by bt View Post
you know, to spiff it up?
I'm confused:

On one hand to even consider that, would indicate you must be single.

On the other hand, the fact that you are asking first, would indicate you must be married.
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Old 11-08-08, 10:11 PM
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doit!
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if english isn't your first language atleast proof read your post, honestly i have tons of spelling/grammer mistakes too, but the title makes no sense at all. it hurts my head trying to figure it out.

btw just use simple green. it takes less than 2mins to make a cassette shine with simple green. i wouldn't soak a cassette, atleast not while on the wheel.
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I've done it. It worked great. I also ran a couple of deraillers, a crankset, seatpost, stem, some wheels and a couple of frames. No chain, pedals or brifters however.

OK, not the wheels and the frames - but I have done the other stuff.

Key is to use a degreasing dishwasher soap and to wipe down the inside of the dishwasher afterwards,

And yes, i am single...now.

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Don't knock it if you haven't tried it. I have done it several times. Learned it from my dad and car parts when I was growing up.

Just wait until those in your household who have narrow minds about food and grease are gone for the day. The dishwasher will miraculously not be dirty. But, I always did a quick load afterwards to cover my tracks.

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Of course you can.

It's just not a good idea.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
Of course you can.

It's just not a good idea.
I was thinking the same thing. Notice though that the OP didn't ask "can I was my cassette in MY dishwasher"....he he he
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A friend of mine washes his bike parts in the dishwasher routinely. He's a single guy and likely to remain that way...
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I used to work with a guy who when he got home in the evening, threw his dishes in the dishwasher, along with potatoes, onions, carrots, etc.

Then went to shower.

When he got out his dinner was cooked.
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I think you should take your cassette into the bath with you.
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Originally Posted by waytoomanybikes View Post
I used to work with a guy who when he got home in the evening, threw his dishes in the dishwasher, along with potatoes, onions, carrots, etc.

Then went to shower.

When he got out his dinner was cooked.
I really want to try this.
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Yes. A dishwasher works great as a parts washer, and as a helmet washer. However, expect divorce/buying a new dishwasher if the wife finds out.
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I have an old dishwasher installed next to my washer and dryer in the garage that I use for bike and car parts washing. I also have an old oven set up for powder coating parts that will fit inside.
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if you can use it to wash a baseball hat, why not a cassette!
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For as much as we paid for our dishwashers drawers, I don't even like to wash dishes in them. The wine glasses look spectacular though.
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Originally Posted by bt View Post
you know, to spiff it up?
where did you go to ask stupid questions before the internet?
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I cleaned an M1 Garand stock set in my dish washer. Came out nice and dent-free! Simple Green and a cloth cleans a cassette in 1/10th the time.
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