GUH I have to clean the other one now. And start riding it before the 5 Boro.
― Laurel, Tuesday, 8 April 2008 15:04 (thirteen years ago) link
the dirt is what's holding my bike together
― Hunt3r, Tuesday, 8 April 2008 17:16 (thirteen years ago) link
run your finger under the bottom bracket and tell me what you discover
― cutty, Tuesday, 8 April 2008 17:22 (thirteen years ago) link
spent a very satisfying hour today with the bike in the stand and giving it a top-to-bottom. I even got round to giving it a rubdown with silicon polish at the end, lovely stuff.
Best tool used (which may even replace the toothbrush):http://www.purpleharry.co.uk/assets/web_images/Floss%20closeup.jpgpurple Harry large bike floss - like a pipe cleaner, with fishing line woven in for a bit of abrasiveness, cleaned out all sorts of crap.
One weird thing I noticed - left side of bike seemed way dirtier than right side - any ideas?
― problem chimp (Porkpie), Sunday, 15 May 2011 15:48 (ten years ago) link
BABYWIPES are the secret weapon in my cleaning arsenal. workstand is pretty croosh too; i got a good deal on an elite one that was about 60% off, it's nice and solid.
― jackin' for beets (haitch), Monday, 16 May 2011 01:43 (ten years ago) link
this thread reminds me that my commuter is a fukkkkn disgrace atm. should give it a cursory going-over before winter really sets in.
― jackin' for beets (haitch), Monday, 16 May 2011 01:56 (ten years ago) link
babywipes = very true, and seeing as we have 1 + one on way, there's never a shortage of them around the house.
― problem chimp (Porkpie), Monday, 16 May 2011 07:33 (ten years ago) link
Step 1: MTB in the mud, bike gets dirtyStep 2: Clean bike with Muc-off and jetwash or hose.Step 3: Admire clean bikeStep 4: Go to bedStep 5: Look at bike the next day, "omgwtf it's still covered in mud"
― England's banh mi army (ledge), Monday, 16 May 2011 08:53 (ten years ago) link