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Old 01-05-08, 03:40 PM   #1
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post ride maint....

What is recomended maint post getting after it in wet muddy conditions?....
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Old 01-05-08, 03:46 PM   #2
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Garden hose.
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Hose it down with seawater and then dust it thoroughly with salt.
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LOL... I figured this would tender some funny responses
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My hose is put away for the winter, so basically my hands get very dirty when I have to work on something.
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Old 01-05-08, 05:14 PM   #9
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I simply hose it off, then store it in a vacuum chamber, submerged in a tankful of warm WD40.
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I keep my bike in a van.
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Id imagine you'd need to wipe everything down, clean the mud and grit off the rims, hubs, chain, and Derial's. Then go through and re-lube everything, then wipe of excess lube on chain.
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Old 01-05-08, 06:51 PM   #14
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Well just do what I said, since no one else wants to help, atleast its a start lol
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mud makes a bike look great in my opinion.
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LOL mud on the frame, not the chain, cogs and pivot points and bearings lol.
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well, that's what I meant. Mud that doesn't affect function.

fork
levers
frame
wheels
seat
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I just hose mine off... If I get real anal about cleaning it, it seems I always end up with dirt somewhere it shouldn't be... then have to teardown the headset or hub or something... only thing i really clean is I degrease the chain and relube.
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buy a new bike, it's easier than cleaning the stupid things.
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^^ Lol!
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It was clean when it was new, wasn't that enough?
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yea thats what my LBS said, he said, It'll never look this good again, so dont expect it to.
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Clean the chain well. Don't just wipe it down. Either put it through a chain cleaner or take it off and clean it in a bottle. The sand particles in the mud is what will wear your chain out.
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Old 01-06-08, 05:27 AM   #25
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In Your area with the snow melt and slush, and all the salt on the roads (if you ride city streets at all ) definately get the hose out. Maybe relube the chain when dry.
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