Re: [CR] Are there inexpensive parts cleaners for bike parts?

(Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor)

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From: "Drew Ellison" <>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 12:18:19 -0800
To: Charles King <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Are there inexpensive parts cleaners for bike parts?

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
> components,
> which although very dirty, look to be in excellent shape.
> Thanks,
> Charles King
> Westchester, New York
> U.S.A.