Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: cleaning

  1. #1
    The Cycle of Life Turbonium's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Ottawa, Kanukistan
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Eclipse Carbon, Eclipse Al, Unknown Fixie.
    Posts
    414
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    cleaning

    hey

    i was wondering, do you people have any tricks for cleaning your bike? what to use and not to use?

  2. #2
    Go Yankees MI_rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Clarkston, Michigan
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Volpe, Trek 2300
    Posts
    153
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You might want to check out this link at the park tool website.

    cleaning

  3. #3
    The Cycle of Life Turbonium's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Ottawa, Kanukistan
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Eclipse Carbon, Eclipse Al, Unknown Fixie.
    Posts
    414
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks for the link!

  4. #4
    Center of the Universe ngateguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Everett, WA
    My Bikes
    Bianchi San Remo, Norvara Intrepid MTB , Softride Solo 700, Specialized Allez
    Posts
    4,360
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That site gives you as good picture on how to clean your bike the only thing I suggest is save your money on special cleaning fluids and go to your local store and by some orange based solvent and use that to clean. It is multi purpose so you can clean the entire bike and your house (and car if you own one) and it is a fraction of the cost of these bike chain cleaners. Look for the concentrate you may think it is more expensive but it last a heck of of a lot longer than your bike cleaners or pre mixed stuff and is still much cheaper. Do use bike chain lube and boesheild or something like that to oil your moving parts. You can buy the brush kit, but I just went to the dollar store and bought a couple of brushes that work well enough. I do however use a pedro chain cleaning machine, that I found works better than trying to use a regular brush to clean the chain. Don't forget to clean your dérailleur pulleys and cassette.
    Matthew 6

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The damp northeast
    Posts
    120
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good advice on the Park site. For a major clean up, I normally clean the chain with a Park chain cleaner, scrub down the cogset and chain rings with a citrus degreaser, remove the wheels to scrub down the sidewalls (and keep the rims nice and clean) with a plastic scrubber sponge like what you'd do the dishes with, using dishwashing liquid. I clean the frame with dishwashing liquid and a paint brush and then rinse with clean water and a sponge. Then I dry it off with a lint-free cloth and re-lube the chain with Prolink. For a more basic clean, after a dusty or dirty ride, or once a week, I'll do a quick once-over with the painbrush and dish soap and rinse with a sponge.

  6. #6
    Look Ma, NO hands!
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    UC Tennessee
    Posts
    983
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use Simple Green. It works great! Spray it on use a soft brush on the hard to reach places and use a light spray to wash it off.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •