[TheThinkTank] Cleaning bikes

charles Mitchell charlesalexandermitchell at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 08:04:57 PDT 2013


Thomson's website used to have an article about not using Simple Green on
aluminum components, but I don't think it is up there anymore.  I think
Simple Green is generally considered okay for steel but not for alloys.




On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 11:57 PM, Garry Zimmerman <
garryzimmerman56 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Citrasolve for the tough problems and removing glue. Super Bike Wash; the
> pink stuff is what we use.
>
> Garry
> Bicycle Resource of Bend
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM, Daniel Garippa <skurfdg at hotmail.com>wrote:
>
>> I would be interested what you read about simple green.  Can you tell us
>> more about that or where you found it.  I have been using simple green for
>> years and I don't think it is an issue.  I usually mix it somewhere between
>> 10:1 and 20:1 with water and it is also absorbed pretty well with a terry
>> cloth type rag.  I could see how it might not be great for the paint if
>> it's not mixed with water enough or if it's not wiped off enough or it
>> could have more of a long term effect that I am not aware of but I don't
>> think so if it's used right.
>>
>> Daniel Garippa - 1st time writer on here, been reading for about 1 to 2
>> years.  I can't read them all, but it is a great resource and it is
>> typically pretty encouraging to here from other people when I do.
>>
>> Mercy Street BIke Shop
>> Dallas, Texas
>>
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>> From: jonathansher at charter.net
>> Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:44:37 -0400
>> To: thethinktank at lists.bikecollectives.org
>> Subject: [TheThinkTank] Cleaning bikes
>>
>>
>> I read that Simple Green is too alkaline for cleaning bikes.  Does antone
>> have a better suggestion?
>> Jon Sher
>> Worcester Earn A Bike
>> www.worcesterearnabike.org
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>> Worcestereabike
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