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    Protip: protect your disc and calipers when you clean cassette

    I know it is stating the obvious, but just to be sure:

    When you clean your chain and cassette and derailleur, be sure to wrap plastic bag around your rear disc and calipers.

    Brushing with degreaser substance sprays old grease and grit and all that rubbish all around the rear of the bike. If it ends up on your rear disc it will contaminate pads. This is one of the reasons why people complain about REAR brake squeel and not the front one.

    So you know, just to be sure, wrap plastic bag around disc. Sure is sure.
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    Degreaser can wash out hub bearings grease. Take the cassette off for cleaning.

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    +1 for removing the cassette to clean it
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanamees View Post
    Degreaser can wash out hub bearings grease. Take the cassette off for cleaning.
    This.

    And take the chain off at the same time so you can soak it and reoil it off the bike.

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    guys a bucket with warm soap and water, and a gently rinse....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffscott View Post
    guys a bucket with warm soap and water, and a gently rinse....
    Warm water in a bucket with washing powder. Works a treat. Then just a brush and a light rinse with the hose (non-pressurised) and done.

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