Mountain Biking - Post Ride Maint/Clean Up
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Just wondering what kind of post ride maintenance and clean up you all do?
I know it's dependant on conditions, ride length and how much you abuse your bike but what are some of the basics you cover?
as you said, it depends on the conditions of the trail.
if it's a rain/wet ride, I'll use the hose to get off clumps of mud.
that's pretty much it..:D
I don't do much maintance to my mtn. bike. (I don't ride it much either..). if something is loose, I'll tighten it. when the rear brakes start to get crappy (V-brakes) I'll clean the pads and rim and every so often I'll lube the cables all around.
I use a wire brush to clean crap off my chain.
usually my bike looks like crap. but it runs fine.
yes it does matter,
I usually go over the bike make sure nothing is loose or need adjustments.
Then if needed i wash it,
04-20-05, 03:18 PM
same as BoBo
04-20-05, 07:16 PM
I usually hose it off, let it dry, lube the chain and deraillers, check my brake and derailler adjustments and just try to make it look like it never was on a trail.
04-20-05, 07:39 PM
The NRS is kind of a demanding bike in its current form.
The LX rear D. is constantly in need of adjustment, as are the Hayes so1e discs. Both the fork and the rear shock need to be aired up fairly often...and the multiple pivots require silicon lube.
Oh but when everything works properly it's a work of art :D
04-20-05, 09:49 PM
yeah i got Hayes Sole on my AC. they need frequent adjustment, but its really easy to do, so its no big deal.
04-21-05, 12:01 AM
I usually dont hose it down, unless its REALLY dirty. Everynow and then I give it a massive clean! I take wheels off. Clean rims, frame, derailer, chain, and teeth of all chainrings. Getall the clumps of dirt and grime, that the lube forms. then wipe it all down, and make it look like new.
After rides, I usually just hosedown tires and frame, then let it to dry. I then adjust brakes (V-brakes), and make sure its all shifting good. And thats about all.
Infact its probably due for a good clean now ;)
04-24-05, 01:00 AM
i got hayes nine and they r easy to bend and the calipers move with the wheel off.
once i finish a race i just hose my bike down and alway dry it well. so it doesnt rust.
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