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    Preparing For The Bike's Annual "Spring Cleaning"

    Living Car Free means (to me at least) take care of the bikes to the best of your ability. Here is an brief video reminder of the "Spring Cleaning" of your older (and newer) bikes.

    http://www.latimes.com/videobeta/6b9fd54e-4bbc-4f38-9193-8d2d8c48b37b/Community/Preparing-your-bicycle-for-spring

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    In the right lane gerv's Avatar
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    I am always picking at my bike. It goes on all year long. No need for Spring cleaning here.

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    I'm terrible, I mostly let the rain wash it off. But in spring I do have to take a stiff brush and some degreaser to the drivetrain. This is a nasty job after the parts have been gathering gunk all winter.


    "Think Outside the Cage"

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    My bike gets extra squeaky if I don't clean it at least once a month, but I really do need to overhaul it this weekend. Good reminder!
    www.carfreephilly.com: a blog about going car-free in the City of Brotherly Love

    2008 Brompton S2L | 2010 Trek Bellevillle | 2008 Kona Ute | 1971 Raleigh Twenty

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    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
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    No spring cleaning here...Winter is overhaul time for my bikes, so when Spring arrives it is time to RIDE! ('course having several bikes doesn't hurt)

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
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