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Old 11-11-07, 04:42 PM
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drying off my bike...

im a noob, just got back from a ride in the rain, what should i do to dry off my bike?

as of now i wiped down the whole bike and washed off MOST of the dirt. Should i be disasembling the whole bike or just wipping it downis good?

its my new tarmac pro and i dont want anything to happen to it help me out please!!!

any spots i should pay particular attention to? what are the chances of my parts rusting?
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Old 11-11-07, 04:51 PM
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I usually just wipe it down with an old towel and then re-lube the chain.
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Old 11-11-07, 05:03 PM
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I just give mine a quick rinse and dry and then relube the comps.
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Remove the seatpost and hang upside down to dry if you wish to get fancy. Lubricate seatpost with appropriate product (depending on material of seatpost and frame) and reinsert when completely dry.
This is also a good preventative measure every couple of months due to condensation, along with application of FrameSaver spray.
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if i don't have any lube to do my chain should i buy some now? or can it wait till i get back home this thursday since im not riding again till then
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Old 11-11-07, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by LIUser22 View Post
if i don't have any lube to do my chain should i buy some now? or can it wait till i get back home this thursday since im not riding again till then
any sort of silicon spray lube will do just fine. As long as you don't ride on the un-lubed chain, it will be fine. Just make sure to lube it up good before riding it.
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Old 11-11-07, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
any sort of silicon spray lube will do just fine. As long as you don't ride on the un-lubed chain, it will be fine. Just make sure to lube it up good before riding it.
thanks, it hurts me not to ride until then, but i go to college to study first, ride second, party after i ride
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Its ruined. You need to get a new bike. Didn't you know that CF melts when it gets wet.

Just wash it as you would normally, or just spray it with a hose to get the major gunk off it and let it air dry.
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High-quality spray lubricants are ubiquitous. Don't let stuff begin to rust if you don't have to!
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Originally Posted by San Rensho View Post
Its ruined. You need to get a new bike. Didn't you know that CF melts when it gets wet.

Just wash it as you would normally, or just spray it with a hose to get the major gunk off it and let it air dry.
im suprised at how easy it is, i just took a pitcher of water and poured it over my bike and most of the grime came out, wiped it off and it looks damn good, now well see how the results are later, when i get some lube on it.

my first rain ride and i loved it, but i hate having to do this after i finish the ride

thanks everyone for the help, keep it comin if you got anything to help me out!
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I usually bounce it on the tires slightly after rinsing to get off excess water. But then again that was from my mtb days.
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Keep the chain lubed, I use Rock and Roll chain lube. On the frame use "Meguires Quick Detailer", buy it at Wal-mart or Auto parts store, just spray it on wipe and then flip your rag and shine. It will make the frame shine like new. I also use it on the wheels and brakes and crank. It will clean and shine the whole bike.
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1. Turn the bike up side down to drain the water (may need to pull the seatpost out).
2. Deflate the tyres and have the tube nipple hole at the lowest position. Soon you'll get a little puddle of water at that point.
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Old 11-11-07, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluetick View Post
Keep the chain lubed, I use Rock and Roll chain lube. On the frame use "Meguires Quick Detailer", buy it at Wal-mart or Auto parts store, just spray it on wipe and then flip your rag and shine. It will make the frame shine like new. I also use it on the wheels and brakes and crank. It will clean and shine the whole bike.
i detail cars on the side, i have menzerna fmj on my bike and use high gloss acrylic shield on the frame

as for putting it upside down, i dont have any tools to actually take off my seatpost :-x i know, like i said im new to this whole thing, ill be getting some lube and tools tomorrow
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