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Old 12-23-03, 10:56 AM   #1
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How often does everyone hear clean their bike? By clean I mean complete over-haul. Take everything apart scrub it all down re-oil and re-grease everything.
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Old 12-23-03, 11:07 AM   #2
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Usually just when I feel like it needs it. The road bike every couple of months. The MTB varies depending on the weather, but I do it more often. At least a good drivetrain overhaul.
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it really depends on the weather. in the winter...once every month and in the summer once every 3 months or so
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Old 12-23-03, 05:52 PM   #5
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How often does everyone hear clean their bike? By clean I mean complete over-haul. Take everything apart scrub it all down re-oil and re-grease everything.
People do that?
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lol yes people do that. atleast my dad and my uncle do...

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After any ride that gets the bb under water, or a ride that is real muddy, otherwise once a month I take the fork off and lube/clean the headset, I also take the BB out and do the same. Externally after nearly every ride. Also the chain after nearly every ride. On my bike with v brakes I take the arms off the posts and clean/lube every couple months or so. I do a lot of part swapping around from bike to bike and you can't imagine how cruddy these things get inside after a couple of wet or muddy rides. I rarely lube cables mainly because you can change them out for 3 bucks, it's just not worth the effort.

One thing I learned, after a cruddy ride I stop off at the car wash on the way home, blast away with the pressure washer, speed home like a mad-man to air dry then spray lube all over everything when I get home and let it soak overnight. The next day I wipe off the excess lube and I'm good to go again. Note: if you ever use a pressure washer you really need to completely disassemble everything periodically and lube.
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