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    Senior Member Ozonation's Avatar
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    Cleaning a bike - used bath poufs

    A used bath pouf is great for cleaning a bike! I didn't know what do with the bath poufs - those nylon scrunchie things for body wash - that get too bent of shape after extended use - throw them away? Can they be recycled? I just usually tossed them.

    But when I was cleaning out the garage, I was looking at my bikes and after realizing the last time I washed them that brushes were a bit awkward, and sponges didn't fit easily into the crevices created by bike geometry, and I thought, hey, the bath pouf I'm about to toss would work: non-scratching, some texture to scrub off mud, fit into the odd spaces and around tubes... other than the occasional snag, they work great! A bucket of hot, soapy water and a bath pouf comes in handy after a winter ride!
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    Certified Bike Brat Burton's Avatar
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    If you haven't tried paint brushes yet - thats something else that can be used a few more times after they're not quite perfect for paint.

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    Perfect for French bikes...

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    Senior Member Ozonation's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
    Perfect for French bikes...
    Mais oui!
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    Good idea, though I use all the old socks that have lost their mates in the interdimensional vortex of the dryer. I turn them inside out over my hand and dampen them just a bit.
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    Senior Member Ozonation's Avatar
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    One hidden advantage to using an old bath pouf is that it usually has a lot of residual fragrance - my bike is nice and sweet smelling - citrus, floral, aloe vera... you name it... it's like riding on a fresh spring day!
    Rivendell Sam Hillborne and Hunqapillar; Brompton M6R Sage Green; Salsa Mukluk 3 FAT Bike; Nerdy Academic; Nikonian; Wing Chun; and a Patridge in a Pear Tree.

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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    I never tried that but I do use bottle brushes and a sponge when at the carwash with a real dirty bike.
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