Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-20-03, 09:22 AM   #1
keithc440
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Formby, England
Bikes:
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Drying your bike

Not so long ago I read an interview with ONCE's head mechanic wherby amongst other things the cleaning of the bikes each day was discussed. One interesting tool he used was a pressuried air gun to dry off the various parts of the bike after he had cleaned it. I would be interested to know whether anyone else uses a similar tool and where I could purchase one. Thanks in advance.
keithc440 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-03, 09:25 AM   #2
bac
Senior Member
 
bac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Bikes: Too many to list!
Posts: 7,481
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Although the 2-stroke engine variety are terribly polluting, leaf blowers also work.
bac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-03, 06:47 PM   #3
moabrider47
I ride a REAL Schwinn!
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NH, USA
Bikes: Lemond Nevada City (stock), '00 Schwinn Moab 3 (very upgraded)
Posts: 607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Could he have just been using an air compressore? You might have one. If not, they are kind of expensive - probably not worth picking up just for drying the bike. I just use an old towel and leave the bike in a warm, dry place overnight after relubing everything.

-Moab
moabrider47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-03, 10:01 PM   #4
roadbuzz
Just ride.
 
roadbuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: C-ville, Va
Bikes:
Posts: 3,246
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'll be the grinch. ONCE's bikes are maintained better and replaced more frequently than the average bear's. I'd consider using compressed air to try to dry a chain, but not much else. Seems to me, compressed air could be as bad as water under pressure... the pressure pushes it into places where the sun don't shine, and it'll never dry. I second the vote for an old towel to get off the worst, and evaporation to get rid of the rest.
roadbuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-03, 03:01 AM   #5
Raiyn
I drink your MILKSHAKE
 
Raiyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
Posts: 15,061
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Old towel and evaporation here for the most part. The only fast moving air I use is when we get caught in a rainstorm on the way back from a ride. We just strap the bikes into the trunk rack and drive home. Works everytime
__________________
Raiyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:25 PM.