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    Faffing - shower

    (Just for humour, I hope)

    So, Mrs Geezer and the kids are in California for the summer, so I have the house here to myself.

    It seems reasonable to keep the bikes, clean, no?

    So a wheel or two in the shower is equally reasonable?

    And labelling a toothbrush for the cassette, quite disciplined?

    And then, popping a bike or two into the shower stall - hey, why not?

    Wondering whether Klorane shampoo mixes well with de-greaser - only sensible?

    Getting out of the shower with scrapes on my shoulder from the front chainwheel on the tandem - well, maybe I've crossed some kind of a line.

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    I see nothing wrong with putting bikes in the shower. It does work better if you have one of the hand-held shower heads, wide shower and small bike. How do I know
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    As long as one or the other of you is wearing some sort of clothing...........................................I'd see no reason to be worried.

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    "conserve Water.......shower With Your Bike"
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    It might be a good deal if there are no grease stains in the shower when the Mrs. returns. other than that...go for it.

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    I hate to even ask if there are pictures.
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    It is rumored that some guy in San Diego has moved his bikes into his
    Girl Freind's bathtub and the bikes are just fine...of course it's just a rumor.
    So though your showering with your bike may be considered by non-cyclists
    as extreme..or just plain weird...it's probably not likely to cause any non reversible harm, to the bikes.

    I obviously need to negotiate with my bride as my bikes are all out in
    my detached, non-heated garage. When I do wash them it's out in the
    open on the lawn where all can see. That's just plain mean...poor bikes.
    (She does let me shower indoors though).
    Last edited by cranky old dude; 07-30-08 at 08:32 AM.

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    One of the many reasons why I like this forum, is that plainly odd behaviour is accepted as 'strangely strange but oddly normal'

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    I guess it's OK, but I don't see the plus side. It's cramped in there. You don't need to put that much water on your bike to clean it. There's no way to avoid getting a grease stain on the shower floor or walls which might be hard to get out.
    So what am I missing? Why would you even want to clean your bike in the shower?
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    Here's a tip for cleaning ceramic tubs of stains (also hard water stuff). Get a Pumee from your hardware store. It's a long stick of pumice stone. It will take anything out and leave your tub pristine for your wife. Don't use her pumice stone for her feet. Not only she be able to tell, but it's coated with something so it won't work as well. Pumee costs less than $5 I believe and you'll find tons of use for it.

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    Just for laughs, BluesDawg

    Did rinse off the desert dust from wheels quite often, then put one and then another of them in the shower, and did prop up the tandem on its back wheel for a similar purpose. While I was doing so, got a scratch, and thought I was daft.

    That's all - thought I'd post, in the spirit of 'there's no sensible reason for doing this, bike affection goes beyond normal practice!'.

    The motorbike is pure fiction. But - hey, let's try

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    We have this huge shower downstairs with three shower heads. I can hardly wait for the next time Lovey is out of town to try this myself.
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    If I were living alone for the summer, there's a pretty good chance that some of my showers would occur outside with the garden hose as I washed down my bike, not the other way around. I'm just saying...
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    I guess it's OK, but I don't see the plus side. It's cramped in there. You don't need to put that much water on your bike to clean it. There's no way to avoid getting a grease stain on the shower floor or walls which might be hard to get out.
    So what am I missing? Why would you even want to clean your bike in the shower?
    When it's 20F outside and it's covered in road salt My shower is 5' wide so I it's not too cramped with my small bike.
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