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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDiamonDog View Post
    Still Pedaling - having read your posts, I would say that you already have some. I should know, as I do too.
    My memory is is pathetic nowadays. Did I say I had some? I'll have a look around. I'm sure I've got a lot of stuff stashed away that I've forgotten about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    Furniture polish such as MrSheen works surprisingly well. Keeps water beading off afterwards as well.
    Furniture polish -- hmmm. Ok, worth a try.
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    Or Lemon Pledge. Seriously, it does a very nice job.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    garden hose is fine.. High Pressure washer Not

    Just whatever cleaner tou use, make sure its all off the bike, wash off with plenty of water, I prefer warm water...

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    Soap and water for the non oily bits; degreaser for the oily bits.

    Hose down with garden hose, no nozzle, or with a wet towel/sponge. Bucket with diluted mild detergent like Murphy's Oil Soap is what I use and recommend. Wash all the shiny bits.

    Hit the greasy bits with a degreaser and let it work on stuff for five minutes or so and then rinse. Repeat if necessary, and use assorted brushes and sponges for really baked on greasy spots.

    Once this is all rinsed off, go over everything again with the shiny bits soapy water. Then rinse again with water from the hose, towel or sponge.

    Don't forget to dry your bike. Leaf blower? Um, OK, never thought to use one like that before, but excellent use of existing tool. I'd be worried about kicking grit up toward my freshly cleaned bike, but if that's not a real issue, you're ahead of the game by drying your bike at all.

    ^^^This is for a full-on cleaning.

    In between, I use a Pedro's product like Bike Lust to wipe off dirt and grime, but there's plenty of other silicone based cleaner/polishers out there you could use. Or Pledge, to give your bike a nice lemony scent.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Or Lemon Pledge. Seriously, it does a very nice job.
    My wife uses that on the furniture. Now I have a multi-use product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Soap and water for the non oily bits; degreaser for the oily bits.

    Hose down with garden hose, no nozzle, or with a wet towel/sponge. Bucket with diluted mild detergent like Murphy's Oil Soap is what I use and recommend. Wash all the shiny bits.

    Hit the greasy bits with a degreaser and let it work on stuff for five minutes or so and then rinse. Repeat if necessary, and use assorted brushes and sponges for really baked on greasy spots.

    Once this is all rinsed off, go over everything again with the shiny bits soapy water. Then rinse again with water from the hose, towel or sponge.

    Don't forget to dry your bike. Leaf blower? Um, OK, never thought to use one like that before, but excellent use of existing tool. I'd be worried about kicking grit up toward my freshly cleaned bike, but if that's not a real issue, you're ahead of the game by drying your bike at all.

    ^^^This is for a full-on cleaning.

    In between, I use a Pedro's product like Bike Lust to wipe off dirt and grime, but there's plenty of other silicone based cleaner/polishers out there you could use. Or Pledge, to give your bike a nice lemony scent.
    Bike Lust is something I plan to get, but one of the friends pointed out that I have some -- still looking for it. Lemon Pledge I have and will try that. Love the scent of lemon.

    Thanks for your description. I basically do that with my MB, except I haven't used the products you mentioned. My original concern was if I get water trapped inside areas that are prone to rust etc., again why i contacted Brompton. They emailed me back and said they don't give advice on cleaning a bike. Funny, but oh well. Perhaps they don't know themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brakemeister View Post
    garden hose is fine.. High Pressure washer Not

    Just whatever cleaner tou use, make sure its all off the bike, wash off with plenty of water, I prefer warm water...
    When I have washed my MB, I like to use warm soapy water, and in the summer months here that's all that comes out of the cold water tap, and when the weather is really hot, so is the water from the cold water tap. I don't need to use the hot water tap at all during those months and I usually turn off the hot water heater to lower the outrages electric bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Pedaling View Post
    Bike Lust is something I plan to get, but one of the friends pointed out that I have some -- still looking for it. Lemon Pledge I have and will try that. Love the scent of lemon.

    Thanks for your description. I basically do that with my MB, except I haven't used the products you mentioned. My original concern was if I get water trapped inside areas that are prone to rust etc., again why i contacted Brompton. They emailed me back and said they don't give advice on cleaning a bike. Funny, but oh well. Perhaps they don't know themselves.

    Bike Lust = Lust for Bikes. You definitely have it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDiamonDog View Post
    Bike Lust = Lust for Bikes. You definitely have it...
    Boy did I fall for that one -- hook, line and sinker.

    If that be the case, I do have Bike Lust alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Pedaling View Post
    My wife uses that on the furniture. Now I have a multi-use product.
    It should be the type that is advertised for wiping dust, not a wax-based product. It sprays on and wipes easily, leaving behind very little.

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