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    Road bike fan Coprone's Avatar
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    How to clean white brake hoods of an road bike/fixie?

    The reasons explained here, just not all road bike users dont' visit Vintage topic everyday
    How to clean white brake hoods of an road bike/fixie?

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    don't misunderestimate me BoSoxYacht's Avatar
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    Dish soap works well with a new/clean scotchbright scrubby.

    I'll never buy Hudz again though, because they just don't last. I used to get about 3 months of use from them before they would start to get sticky. OEM Shimano hoods cost the same, and last for years.

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    Climbing: Ropes or Wheels PiLigand's Avatar
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    Lemon juice and direct sunlight has been an old trick for dress shirts. If it's a matter of discoloration of the hoods and not one of surface grease, maybe try this? Can't say I've ever used it, though.
    Best of luck!
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    Magic Eraser.

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    Senior Member roadwarrior's Avatar
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    I use either Armour All wipes or Monkey Wipes.

    I was riding in an area where they were doing some repaving. I got a little asphalt on my glove because it was stuck to my tire. Dumb me then got that residue on my white hoods. Came right off with wipes.
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    Reliable "Challenger" - spray on wipe off it will be like new.

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