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Old 09-28-06, 09:58 PM   #1
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Does Anybody Know Anything About Velocity Wipes

HI;

A friend of mine saw this product in passing that said that it had products that you could use to clean your entire bicycle without water. He said it was called Velocity Wipes. Has anybody heard of this or seen this or know were I can find some to try?

Let me know.


I greatly appreciate it.
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Old 09-29-06, 12:03 AM   #2
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Have computer? Type g-o-o-g-l-e . c-o-m. Just like I did.

And wow... Velocity Wipes are golf club cleaners! In the same sort of plastic tube that Wet Ones and a whole lot of other wipe brands come in. And yes, you could conceivably clean a bike with them, or Wet Ones, Wet Wipes, Butt Wipes and every other brand of Wipes out there, even those with aloe vera in them. They're great for cleaning hands, too. I prefer the Pledge Wipes for cleaning the frame of my bike. Leaves it smelling lemon fresh and shiny (I am fair dinkum about the Pledge Wipes). I wouldn't tackle a chain with them or any other wipes, however.

Try your supermarket. Or the local golf shop... but the supermarket wipes, I suspect, will be much cheaper.
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Velocity Wipes

Hi:


Thanks for the info. I typed it in. But the friend of mine said they had a specific line for bicycles. He also has tried the ones , ( butt wipes, wet ones, etc.) from the supermarket and he said they were to small and tore easily. The ones he saw in passing made by Velocity Wipes were a lot bigger and looked a lot thicker. They even had one for your chain. I would also think they would have specific cleaning ingredients in them for cleaning your bike. Instead of using butt wipes, etc.

Again thanks for the info. I will see if I can find it at a bike shop.
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Old 09-29-06, 09:50 AM   #4
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I'm sorry, but all the name of this product brings to mind is high-speed crashes.




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Old 09-29-06, 11:03 AM   #5
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I got a free tub of them Wednesday Night. They are "made" here in my home town. I used one wipe to clean 2 bikes (my bikes are never really that dirty). They are strong enough to handle the drive train as well. You won't find them on the Internet yet. They only show the Golf product. The tub contains 30 towels, presaturated with 2 chemicals, plus water. I've been using a similar product from CLOROX that does the same, and has cut the grease very well. The Clorox product is 1/2 the price over at Costco, and contains more towels per container. The Clorox brand product is also great at cutting any grease you get on your cycling jersey's (when it happens). I have not tried that with Velocity Wipes yet.

I'm trying to contact the local manufacturer to get more information. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 09-29-06, 11:42 AM   #6
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Thanks For your info.

But I would be a little afraid to use Clorox Iwpes do to what is in them. Even though the concentraion of bleach is less it is still in the wipes. Could do something to your clear coat or even break down the frame. Anyways that is cool that you actually got to try a tub of Velocity Wipes. Keep me posted if you get more info. on it.


I greatly appreciate it.

Again in the meantime I will keep trying bike shops.
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I also tried the "lysol" brand wipes, they are 150 wipes per container, about $4.00. Work just as well.
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I really appreciate the help. I think I will hold out for more info on the Velocity Wipes .


Again I appreciate it.
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Old 09-29-06, 09:19 PM   #9
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Wiping a dirty bike without rinsing it first is about the same as cleaning it with some sandpaper.
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Wiping a dirty bike without rinsing it first is about the same as cleaning it with some sandpaper.
Depends on the amount of scratchy crud and the amount of "moist". I use Pledge spray polish on my touring/randonnee/commute bike; cleans and shines at the same time. Brake dust spread around the bike in rainfall is the nastiest, of course. But I would likely use a dishmop and warm, sudsy water to wash down an MTB then rinse with plain water. Cleaning a chain with a cloth might be OK for wiping off the outside, but the only way to clean a chain is to take it off and use a degreaser. I can't understand how a chain can be cleaned with a cloth or wipe.
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http://forums.roadcycling.com/eve/fo...2/m/2391059891

http://www.velocitywipes.com/
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Old 09-30-06, 08:36 AM   #12
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Thanks for the web site info.

It looks like it is just coming out .


I will wait and see if I can actually get my hands on some.


Greatly appreciate the help.
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I can't understand how a chain can be cleaned with a cloth or wipe.
About every other day or so, I do wipe the chain down with a towel to remove the greasy crud. It helps to minimize the calf tatoo. But you are right, no cloth is going to truly clean a chain.
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Generic Pledge wipes, on the frames only. I had an old frame that had paint that was starting to look a little hazy, and the generic furniture wipes helped a lot. Turtle wax helped more.

If it's really dirty, dish soap and water.
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