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Bike Welfare

Old 02-05-06, 09:59 PM
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Bike Welfare

Just wondering what some of you guys do to take care of your bike after you get done riding. I try not to ride in the rain but even in Hawaii the salt air can be hazardous to my bike's health. I keep the bike indoors but my MTB that was covered outside now needs new cables and probably chain after being damaged. It's not a $5K bike but to me it's my chariot....thanks!!!!
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Get the following supplies:

1. A Bucket
2. Soap
3. Sponge
4. Rags
5. Chain Lube

In an area with access to a hose, fill the bucket with soapy water. Wash the bike. Rinse off. Dry down. Lube Chain. Process is made simpler if you invest in a good repair stand. Do this at least once a week assuming you ride a decent ammount or at all when it's wet.

That's about it
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If your bike doesn't get dirty, you aren't using it right .

Just keep it clean when you can, keep the drivetrain lubed up and ride ride ride!
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