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    tricks to polishing spokes and hubs

    are there any tricks or even good techniques for polishing spokes and hubs? I'd be interested in knowing. thanks,
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Shaver View Post
    are there any tricks or even good techniques for polishing spokes and hubs? I'd be interested in knowing. thanks,
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    The best technique is don't, and make pretend that you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Shaver View Post
    are there any tricks or even good techniques for polishing spokes and hubs? I'd be interested in knowing. thanks,
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    I quite often will tear down the wheel to make it easier, especially if it is something that is worth making it look just right. Otherwise they get a lick and a promise, I am more interested in having it work than being purdy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Shaver View Post
    are there any tricks or even good techniques for polishing spokes and hubs? I'd be interested in knowing. thanks,
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    Floss with a shop rag.
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    Just part of why I prefer black Anodized, over something I need to maintain a polish on..

    Old school .. hanging a piece of leather around your hub, with a little weight where you join them
    makes it self polishing, as you Ride..

    Spokes , if older Zn coated, leave as is , the grey is there to resist rusting.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 12-03-13 at 04:24 PM.

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    Wipe the crud off with a rag or paper towel. It's easier after a rain ride.

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    0000 Steel wool - and determination. 'bout too much hassle to attempt without removing wheels from bike - very doable tho'.

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