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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Bikes: Gary Fischer Wahoo, upgraded Specialized Allez
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Newbie: Spring Cleaning the Allez
1: I'm planning on spring cleaning my Specialized Allez. Anything I should watch out for, common newbie mistakes? (I've got Park Tools Polylube 1000 and generic chain grease -- any other lubricants I should stock up on?)
2: Bike gets REALLY dirty, REALLY often. In Texas the crude oil just sort of seeps out of the ground, like the scene in the opening of the Beverly Hillbillies where Jed misses the bunny but hits the crude oil reservoir. I'd like to clean it more often but don't have the time. If I take it to one of those car pressure-wash places then re-lube the chain and spread some more of this polylube grease on the chainrings, will my bike rust and/or explode? I'm in Austin, so it should go from wet to air-dried in about 30 mins.