Re: [CR]SIMPLE GREEN WARNING!!! Was: Seatpin removal

(Example: Framebuilders:Masi)

Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 20:28:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Raymond Dobbins <>
Subject: Re: [CR]SIMPLE GREEN WARNING!!! Was: Seatpin removal
To: Chuck Schmidt <>, Classic Rendezvous <>
In-Reply-To: <>

I'm a big fan of Simple Green for bike cleaning. It'll tackle everything, from grease to grit. It does a particularly good job on your anodized parts, leaving them gleaming. The only caveat is that you should always finish with a water rinse. Yes, it'll eat away at your anodizing, and who knows what else, if you leave something soaking in it overnight. But if you use it diluted, and then wipe or rinse with clean water, you have nothing to worry about. You'll get great results without the hassle or harmful effects of other cleaners/degreasers.

This is not a paid endorsement.

Ray Dobbins Miami FL USA

Chuck Schmidt <> wrote:

On Sep 13, 2007, at 6:21 PM, David Snyder wrote:
> Subject: [CR]Seatpin removal
> So soon, I'm at my 3-post limit!
> Note that even moderately strong alkali solutions are extremely
> embrittling
> to steel! I've seen chain failures and dramatic sprocket failures
> on bikes
> where Simple Green was left to soak into a bike's drivetrain, and
> there are
> published warnings about alkali cleaners in contact with steel.
> David Snyder
> had to throw that one out from
> Auburn, CA usa

I would like to add that Simple Green will DESTROY your anodized parts if they are left to soak!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

I've never used the stuff but I've certainly witnessed the results many times. I use paint thinner or WD 40 for cleaning parts (yeah I know... I'm an idiot... so don't waste one of your precious posts telling me so).

Chuck "I'm done" Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA