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Old 04-24-08, 08:09 AM   #1
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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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Old 04-24-08, 08:22 AM   #2
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don't ride them
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Old 04-24-08, 08:28 AM   #3
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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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Old 04-24-08, 09:48 AM   #5
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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.

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keeping your bike clean is respect. people who ride around on nice bikes that are filthy don't deserve them.
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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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Old 04-24-08, 11:02 AM   #10
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keeping your bike clean is respect. people who ride around on nice bikes that are filthy don't deserve them.
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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.
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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

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