I may well look for an old shirt.
you can buy the red and blue things separately from china - I have one of each - blue one kept clean for final brushing of cleaned chain as it hangs on the washing line.Just had this delivered. Not a bad little set of brushes for cheap Chinese stuff. A big pack of microfibre cloths from ebay too that I thought might be thin rubbish but seem surprisingly decent quality.
Pretty much all the electronic suppliers stock it because it's used for cleaning circuit boards. The cheapest place to buy modest quantities is eBay....about £6-7 per litre including postage. Lookee here....Do you have a link/source for a cheap supply of that alcohol for the rims?
I use washing up liquid but might be faster with that - i have to do several passes.
I assume it doesn't do the brake pads any harm?
As for washing the bike, haven't done it for years. Wipe with an oily rag if needed. I ride mostly roads, no MTBing.
The difference between TFR and stuff like Muc-off is marketing, but it must work because you've got people on here saying they use it! I also use commercial TFR, I can scrounge it from work FOC, so even better!I would like somebody to tell me the difference between that and expensive bike cleaner.
Muc-off also contains saltActually today I learned that many products, not just washing up liquid, contain salt and that's not the reason to not use washing up liquid but i cannot recall the reason why you shouldn't, so i don't. I hope that long convoluted sentence made sense, I'm not gonna write it again.
Anyway, what do I use? Uhm, I have various Muc Off products. TBH IDK what's what any more, i just plonk some stuff on and then rinse it off. Sometimes I even use a sponge on the frame but that's rare these days. I havent ridden my good bikes for a long time and of course they will get better treatment.
What I do rather enjoy is taking my filthy mud and crap MTB to the gas station and using their jet wash. It has a lance and a foam brush and a bunch of different buttons such as Foam Wash, Pressure Wax, Rinse the Wax, Pressure Wash, Final Rinse. I just whack in a couple of quid and go through the buttons starting at the top. Just ensure no water is sprayed directly into the parts where the bearings are. Then I get home and put on some chain lube.
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