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Old 03-31-2020, 06:13 PM
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and at the spoke beds....

a light spray with WD40 then get an old toothbrush on the job. Clean up with a soft cloth.
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:18 PM
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1: Dry tooth brush.

2: Dawn and water, rinse.

3: WD40 and good rinse and wipe.

4: Simple Green or the like if you absolutely have to. Make sure it's well diluted and rinse well.
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:36 PM
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My recommendation too. The natural fibers release grease/dirt pretty easily in a bucket of soapy water. Really good for under forks and cleaning rim brakes too. I think mine are about 9" long to easily reach the hub through the spokes (great for cleaning the whole wheel).

I think I got a box of a dozen on ebay for pretty cheap. And I think I have 10 of those left -- after giving one away
As a former team mechanic, aka bike washing master. This style brush is the ticket to cleaning hubs quickly.
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:44 PM
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I typically use a clean dedicated soft paintbrush in detergent.
One of those "pointy" tampico brushes look like they would be great.
Will have to check hardware stores when we can go shopping again.
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:24 PM
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Use black hubs
Also my solution
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:13 AM
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So you wipe down your rims and tires. Run a rag along the spokes. But then there's that part between the spokes - the hub body. Got lots of spokes? You're running a rag in with your finger, sort of like flossing teeth.

There's got to be an easier way!

Old toothbrush, spray with WD-40, scrub, wipe x-s with rag...
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As a former team mechanic, aka bike washing master. This style brush is the ticket to cleaning hubs quickly.
IF it isn't a pressure washer..Bike team=lotsa spares as you wash the grasso outta the hub, BB, headset..
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