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Old March 29th 04, 09:46 PM
phenian
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I have the Haynes Bike Book, which says about removing the sprocket
'take the opportunity to clean the cassette thoroughly, then flush the body
through with solvent. Then oil with heavy mineral oil through the gap....'

What kind of solvent would you use and what kind of oil?

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Old March 29th 04, 09:56 PM
Just zis Guy, you know?
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On Mon, 29 Mar 2004 21:46:12 +0100, "phenian"
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I have the Haynes Bike Book, which says about removing the sprocket
'take the opportunity to clean the cassette thoroughly, then flush the body
through with solvent. Then oil with heavy mineral oil through the gap....'
What kind of solvent would you use and what kind of oil?


Never done that - I wonder what they mean? The freehub body? If so
I'd prolly use my usual citrus solvent and Shimano slippery spit.

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Old March 30th 04, 01:15 AM
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In article , phenian
wrote:
I have the Haynes Bike Book, which says about removing the sprocket
'take the opportunity to clean the cassette thoroughly, then flush
the body through with solvent. Then oil with heavy mineral oil
through the gap....'


What kind of solvent would you use and what kind of oil?


Acetone.

SAE 30.

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Old March 30th 04, 01:18 AM
Pete Biggs
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phenian wrote:
I have the Haynes Bike Book, which says about removing the sprocket
'take the opportunity to clean the cassette thoroughly, then flush
the body through with solvent. Then oil with heavy mineral oil
through the gap....'


That doesn't make any sense.

What kind of solvent would you use and what kind of oil?


None and none until I knew what I was working on. I suggest using the
Haynes book for toilet paper and referring to the following websites
intead:

http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQindex.shtml

http://www.sheldonbrown.com

~PB


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Old March 30th 04, 05:51 AM
mark
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"Pete Biggs" wrote...
phenian wrote:
I have the Haynes Bike Book, which says about removing the sprocket
'take the opportunity to clean the cassette thoroughly, then flush
the body through with solvent. Then oil with heavy mineral oil
through the gap....'


That doesn't make any sense.


Actually it sounds a lot like instructions for cleaning a freewheel, not a
cassette (remember those?).
--
mark


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Old March 30th 04, 10:59 AM
Pete Biggs
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mark wrote:
"Pete Biggs" wrote...
phenian wrote:
I have the Haynes Bike Book, which says about removing the sprocket
'take the opportunity to clean the cassette thoroughly, then flush
the body through with solvent. Then oil with heavy mineral oil
through the gap....'


That doesn't make any sense.


Actually it sounds a lot like instructions for cleaning a freewheel,
not a cassette (remember those?).


It does a bit but they don't have a "cassette" (set of _splined_
sprockets). They might mean freewheel or sprockets but they're causing
confusion.

Anyway, is it a good idea to regularly flush and oil a freewheel like
that?

~PB


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Old March 30th 04, 11:29 AM
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Pete Biggs wrote:

Anyway, is it a good idea to regularly flush and oil a freewheel like
that?


Well, the insides do crud up a bit. But on the whole I'd shy away from
"heavy mineral oil" because you don't want anything that's going to form
a thick enough gloop to glue the pawls down.
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Old March 30th 04, 03:46 PM
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"Pete Biggs" wrote
Anyway, is it a good idea to regularly flush and oil a freewheel like
that?

~PB



ISTR folllowing a similar procedure, using Phil Wood Tenacious Oil. It
seemed to get a fair bit of crud out of the freewheel, and I don't recall
any ill effects.
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Old March 31st 04, 01:28 PM
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"Sandy Morton" wrote in message
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In article , phenian
wrote:
I have the Haynes Bike Book, which says about removing the sprocket
'take the opportunity to clean the cassette thoroughly, then flush
the body through with solvent. Then oil with heavy mineral oil
through the gap....'


What kind of solvent would you use and what kind of oil?


Acetone.


Actually acetone is pretty rubbish as a solvent for oil, it's more useful
for nail varnish and paint. For oil you need something like petrol, diesel
or Gunk (tm).
Simon M.


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Old March 31st 04, 08:37 PM
MSeries
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Simon Mason wrote:
"Sandy Morton" wrote in message
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In article , phenian
wrote:
I have the Haynes Bike Book, which says about removing the sprocket
'take the opportunity to clean the cassette thoroughly, then flush
the body through with solvent. Then oil with heavy mineral oil
through the gap....'


What kind of solvent would you use and what kind of oil?


Acetone.


Actually acetone is pretty rubbish as a solvent for oil, it's more
useful for nail varnish and paint. For oil you need something like
petrol, diesel or Gunk (tm).
Simon M.


I use Diesel, cheap and easy to get, from my fuel tank.


 




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