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Local place that sell the Grunge Brush?

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    Local place that sell the Grunge Brush?


    I'm thinking about getting a grunge brush:
    DuPont Grunge Brush

    I've yet to read anything negative about it, and anything that makes cleaning a chain easier/more thourough is good in my book. So, are there any places around here that sell them? I really don't want to pay $5 shipping on something that costs 12 bucks (yes I'm cheap).

    If you think that brush sucks, tell me what you use and why. I'm thinking of going to a brush+kerosene over a rag+kerosene (for cleaning) because I hate dealing with the oily shitty rags afterwards (i.e. doing a load of laundry with just a couple rags in it).

    Thanks all!

    Edit: I left the "s" out of sells, doh.

    FOUND ONE: Cycles 128 in Beverly just got a few in. $14.95! Now if only it would turn into spring so I could use this...

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    Re: Local place that sell the Grunge Brush?

    I got mine at a bicycle shop. Think it was Bike Barn in Whitman.

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    Re: Local place that sell the Grunge Brush?

    I was told by a wise man not to use Kerosene due to it eating Orings but what I do is every 2-300 miles i will heat it up good...throw it on the stand and get some chain cleaner and spray a rag down not soak it and then run the chain thru the rag and repeat till its clean and then LUBE with the Chain WAX stuff (forgot the make) and coat it well but not too much...wipe it down and let it sit for 20 min so that it cools completely.....works the nads and I have gotten 23K out of the stock chain and sprockets...so it works

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    Re: Local place that sell the Grunge Brush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pigman View Post
    I was told by a wise man not to use Kerosene due to it eating Orings but what I do is every 2-300 miles i will heat it up good...throw it on the stand and get some chain cleaner and spray a rag down not soak it and then run the chain thru the rag and repeat till its clean and then LUBE with the Chain WAX stuff (forgot the make) and coat it well but not too much...wipe it down and let it sit for 20 min so that it cools completely.....works the nads and I have gotten 23K out of the stock chain and sprockets...so it works
    bastard! mine broke at 16k (speedo indicated). bought mine with -1/+2 gearing, so who knows how many miles the bike really has & how many miles the chain got. i've read alot of people using WD40 to clean the chain & using chain lube. just ordered chain lube, and will be doing that every weekend now that i have my rear stands.

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    Re: Local place that sell the Grunge Brush?

    The only reason I use Kerosene is because the owners manual specifically says to use it for cleaning. If Suzuki put it in there I doubt it would be detrimental to the chain.

    Edit: found one, see first post

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    Re: Local place that sell the Grunge Brush?

    They specify kerosene due to it being a high-flash-point distillate that will breakdown the petroleum-based gunk on the chain, not because it's some kind of wonderful.

    re: grunge brush
    I used one once. Once. I much prefer the ease of maintenance courtesy of WD-40 & a rag.

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    Re: Local place that sell the Grunge Brush?

    Good ole fashioned 40 and a nylon brush of any kind should work.

    I use the wooden-handled nylon brushes and dab the excess 40 off with paper towels.

    This method seems to work seeing how I'm about to turn 39,000 on my factory original FZ1 chain.

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    Re: Local place that sell the Grunge Brush?

    But doesn't te 40 fling off at High temps????????

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    Re: Local place that sell the Grunge Brush?

    I forgot to mention I use chain wax after a quick warm-up ride.

    Maxima, FTW!

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    Ive had one for a while. its decent, honestly i would get a bunch of stiff bristle tooth brushes and some oring safe Honda brake cleaner and a bunch of rags. The grunge brush came with a solution when i bought it that worked decent but just didnt do the same job as a contact brake cleaner, just make sure what ever brake cleaner u get is safe to use on o-ring chains, assuming thats the type of chain you have. The brush is definitely worth the few bucks though. it makes it easier to get the back side of the chain and the brushes actually pop out so you can either increase or decrease the diameter of the U shaped side. Just my 2 cents.

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    Re: Local place that sell the Grunge Brush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pigman View Post
    I was told by a wise man not to use Kerosene due to it eating Orings

    that wise man isn't so wise

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    Re: Local place that sell the Grunge Brush?

    I thought kerosene made o-rings swell?

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