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cleaning brake disc are

nj2333nj2333 Posts: 23
edited July 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi,
Had a search for this - but just need a clearer answer. just bought a specialised stumpjumper - fantastic piece of kit. been out quite a lot and trying to clean using muck off after every ride. however - not sure what to do about the brake disc area - how do i clean that area? - or should i ?

and what about front shocks - can i simply just brush them off around the seals. sorry if this sounds a bit obvious - more into riding the bikes than cleaning.
kind r
Nick

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    wipe the seals with a clean damp cloth.

    muck off is OKish for the brakes. but i prefer Isopropanol alcohol for the brakes.
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  • ricardo666ricardo666 Posts: 132
    I agree, use IPA or isopropanol alcohol from your chemist for pennies
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  • nferrarnferrar Posts: 2,511
    Yeah I got a load of isopropanol wipes off eBay, work great on discs
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    ricardo666 wrote:
    use IPA or isopropanol alcohol

    I'd definately use isopropyl alcohol, IPA is way too sticky and full of sugar :lol:
  • nj2333nj2333 Posts: 23
    and the pads - do you clean them as well or just the brake discs?...sorry - newbie. can i clean the whole area with just soap and water?

    :shock: kind r
    Nick
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    I would not use too much soap and water. but it i did i would then clean with Isopropanol alcohol.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • beskibeski Posts: 542
    I oil the fork dust seals every couple of rides or so with finish line wet lube aswell
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Try this stuff its good for cleaning your brakes if your lazy like me :D

    http://www.muc-off.com/bicyclediscbrakecleaner.html
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