There I was, just riding along . . .
On my single speed, on the MUP, approaching Seal Beach . . . and a skunk ran across the MUP, sprayed me and my bike with skunk-spray () and took off. I didn't run over the skunk, may have just grazed it with my back tire. Anyway . . . horrible bad smell.
Okay, I threw the socks away (no hope), water bottle ditto, the shoes have to stay in the garage (my wife said so), and even though I washed the bike several times, it still smells like skunk .
I've tried soapy water, mineral spirits, chain degreaser . . . no luck. I can't bring myself to throw the bike out ('77 CA MASI) since I've had it so long and really like it.
My wife says the old wives tale about using tomato juice is just that . . . an old wives tale and it doesn't work.
What works? Help!
Rick / OCRR