Charles, After I've gotten all the worst of the grease and gunk off with a citrus cleaner and a brush, I use an ultrasonic parts cleaner. Drop item into one of these with water and a few drops of regular ol' liquid dish soap.
Drew Ellison Everett, Washington USA
On Nov 2, 2009, at 11:25 AM, Charles King wrote:
> Are there inexpensive parts cleaners on the market that can be used
> to clean
> bicycle parts? I've started spraying some of the parts with citrus
> degreaser and using brushes, rags, and sometimes brass brushes or
> very fine
> steel wool to remove the crud, but I was wondering whether there is
> a faster
> but inexpensive solution I haven't heard about.
> This is for my 1974 Motobcane Grand Record. I've stripped the bike
> down to
> the frame and am in the process of cleaning and lubing all the
> which although very dirty, look to be in excellent shape.
> Charles King
> Westchester, New York