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glad you have this topic stickied... because i needed it for quicky reference today. :)
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Glad you are enjoying it!
Thanks! Good info! I'm likin' this team!
There are four common missteps and three tips to a fast bike cleanup. Here are the 4 bummers to avoid along with three tips to make tidying up a cleaner experience.
1. Too-quick Start:
*Don't skip initial rinse
*Use light shower setting on spray nozzle, spray off entire bike top to bottom before going near a bike with a soapy sponge.
2. High-pressure Hazard:
*Too much pressure and you can force water (soapy degreaser-laden water) into bearings
3. Goldilock Finish:
*Last step is to re-lube the chain. Stop short-chain rusts, too heavy-chain will attract grime like a magnet. Give just the right amount and wipe off excess with a clean rag.
4. Slip From Shinola:
*Polishing products like Armour All are not for bikes. Shine your saddle-hard time staying seated. Glossy rims and rim residue will reduce breaking power.
Keep it simple. Clean the drive train first. If you use a de-greaser, remove rear wheel and angle it with cassette side down so degreaser runs off. Work from the top to the bottom and front to back. Use a bucket of warm soapy water and a soft-bristled handheld brush...the kind usually sold with a dust pan. Rinse, wash, rinse and then dry with a clean cloth. Lube the chain and admire!
This article is from Bicycling Magazine. Thought it might be useful due to all of the nasty weather being experienced by many.
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