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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by forum*rider
    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?
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    lol yes people do that. atleast my dad and my uncle do...

    thanks for the help everyone.

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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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