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    cleaning White Walled Tires?

    i have some vittoria rubino pros and want to keep them looking nice...


    someone suggested in another thread to use Whitewall Tire Cleaner (used for car tires)... has anyone tried this?

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    don't ride them

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelah View Post
    don't ride them
    Exactly what I thought......really, white tires won't be white for long, no matter what you do.

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    wesleys blech white will work good (almost too good, it's pretty strong stuff), simple green and a stiff brush will also do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imetazoa View Post
    i have some vittoria rubino pros and want to keep them looking nice...


    someone suggested in another thread to use Whitewall Tire Cleaner (used for car tires)... has anyone tried this?
    cleaning tires? "two words for ya.... c'monnnnnn...."

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    i bet he also reguarly cleans his white saddle and white track grips.

    poser.

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    keeping your bike clean is respect. people who ride around on nice bikes that are filthy don't deserve them.
    poser.

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    bikes are workhorses. i feel the more dirty my bike gets the more i've been enjoying it. if i wanted to keep my bike spotless all the time i'd leave it hanging in my living room.

    with that said, mild soap and a sponge will work okay... or a toothbrush.
    but they won't stay white for very long.

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    don't get me wrong i clean my bike and maintain it, but cleaning the part of your bike that will get INSTANTLY dirty when u roll 5 feet seems ridiculous.

    what do i know...i own a show car and show bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
    keeping your bike clean is respect. people who ride around on nice bikes that are filthy don't deserve them.
    poser.
    The only parts of my bikes that I regularly clean are the greasy parts. Anyone who spends an hour scrubbing the road crap off of his/her tires needs to find a boy/girlfriend.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdms mvp View Post
    don't get me wrong i clean my bike and maintain it, but cleaning the part of your bike that will get INSTANTLY dirty when u roll 5 feet seems ridiculous.

    what do i know...i own a show car and show bikes

    In all honesty, my tires were semi-deflated and therefore were collecting dirt on the white sidewalls a lot quicker. I also haven't gotten a chance to take pictures of my bike since its been built up and I wanted the pictures to show its pre-trashed beauty

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    mothers.

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    only ride on the white line in the middle of the road.

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