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v-twin
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PostSubject: Chain Cleaning   Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:38 am

I have used the normal big brand Chain Cleaning products before but a few people use Paraffin, what do you use and where do you get it from as the only place I can seem to get it locally is B&Q.
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PostSubject: Re: Chain Cleaning   Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:39 am

I use Paraffin and usually get from a paint supplier or builders merchant  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Chain Cleaning   Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:33 am

"A paint supplier known as the store cupboard at work " 
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PostSubject: Re: Chain Cleaning   Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:39 am

Aldi are doing a great price on WD40 chain cleaner & chain lube and its extremely good stuff . You can usualy get parrafin by the litre from small diy shops, best to take your own container.
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PostSubject: Re: Chain Cleaning   Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:03 pm

Chains !!!  Now I remember why I went for a shaftie.  I had a Scott Oiler fitted to the Katana - fantastic bit of kit - cut down the cleaning, adjustment & wear no end.  I used to use paraffin - I'm lucky enough to have an independent DIY shop down the road - sells everything
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PostSubject: Re: Chain Cleaning   Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:17 pm

wd40 and old tea towel to clean.
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PostSubject: Re: Chain Cleaning   Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:31 pm

WD40 for me about one lube in 10! A mechanic told me he had seen a bike once with disintegrated rings due to dissolving quality of chain cleaners. If anyone wants a non aggressive degreaser, Wilkinson's citrus bike bicycle chain and gear cleaner is as cheap as chips and gentle (I clean my hands on it!) but chases of oil in a jiffy. I lube my chain and sometimes wipe the side with WD so it looks clean. Unless I have been riding in blowing sand, I rarely clean the links.
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