Clean Bike Syndrome

Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby BoardRider » Tue May 01, 2012 11:07 am

Does anyone know how many times you can clean your bike without using it before it starts to wear or your diagnosed as having a mental illness ?
Does it include other peoples bikes?
I just want to stay under the limit.
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by BNA » Tue May 01, 2012 12:43 pm

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Re: Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby Daccordi Rider » Tue May 01, 2012 12:43 pm

Mine gets a full clean about every 500km, unless it is wet, then a wash down after the ride but probably leave the drivetrain. I ride with guys who practically do a full dismantle after each ride. :shock:
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Re: Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby robbie d » Tue May 01, 2012 12:49 pm

You could start a mobile bike wash, like the dog wash but for bikes.
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Re: Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby cyclotaur » Tue May 01, 2012 2:52 pm

BoardRider wrote:Does anyone know how many times you can clean your bike without using it before it starts to wear or your diagnosed as having a mental illness ?
Does it include other peoples bikes?
I just want to stay under the limit.
:cry:
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Re: Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby BoardRider » Tue May 01, 2012 2:59 pm

Seriously considering putting one out in the rain today to sit for a minute or too just to see how it performs in the wet.
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Re: Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby PawPaw » Tue May 01, 2012 4:23 pm

BoardRider wrote:I just want to stay under the limit.
:cry:
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I am never bored. I can always clean my ROAD bike if nothing else to do :)
which is like a meditation for me......plus the inspection I do simultaneously gives me the confidence to ride more aggressively when required.

I do a 10 minute clean at least once a week these days - whip the wheels off and use weak detergent and warm water to clean the frame, kero rag on the drive train, and both on the wheels. No hose. and a quick tweak of the rear derailleur if required. Always keeping an eye out for loose bolts, tire wear, rims, spoke eyelets and spokes, brake pads, and chain links for stress fractures etc.
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Re: Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby Marty Moose » Tue May 01, 2012 6:15 pm

Clean mine every Friday including the driveline :)

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Re: Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby avalon » Tue May 01, 2012 11:32 pm

Hate cleaning, that's why I have a wet weather bike.
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Re: Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby rkelsen » Wed May 02, 2012 10:04 am

BoardRider wrote:Seriously considering putting one out in the rain today to sit for a minute or too just to see how it performs in the wet.

Why not ride it? :lol:
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Re: Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby BoardRider » Wed May 02, 2012 3:57 pm

rkelsen wrote:
BoardRider wrote:Seriously considering putting one out in the rain today to sit for a minute or too just to see how it performs in the wet.

Why not ride it? :lol:


love too really,
:cry:
The boss/wife forbids it , until the Dr says I can. Two weeks of nothing. Help!
Maybe I should change the tyres to an wet weather brand to handle the rain.
I am just very bored . :?
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Re: Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby rpmspinman » Wed May 02, 2012 5:08 pm

I clean mine after every ride with some showroom spray on glaze called Aussie Gold. (the biodegradable stuff, not silicone or abrasive based). Applied with a clean microfibre chamois/towel and the paint comes up sparkling. http://www.aussiegoldcarcare.com.au/Paintcare.htm

I brought my bike back from The Bike Station yesterday after a service on the back of the car in the rain which annoyed me no end, but when I got it home, I towelled it off gently as best I could, waited to it was fully dry and applied the showroom glaze to remove any water marks left on and did a full bike check while I was at it.

I was a bit bored last night too, but it makes me feel good taking care of something really nice.
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Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby MREJ » Wed May 02, 2012 6:40 pm

I do a quick clean with baby wipes, a rag on the drive train and a relube when it starts looking dirty or the drivetrain gets noisy. Maybe every couple of weeks? Big clean with car wash, brushes, wheels off and a chain cleaner a few times a year.
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Re: Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby alex » Wed May 09, 2012 3:04 am

mine gets ridden in the rain and on dirt and has white paint.

as soon as its been cleaned it starts getting dirty again, so who cares really. too busy riding it.
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
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Re: Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby Ozkaban » Sun May 13, 2012 1:00 pm

MREJ wrote:I do a quick clean with baby wipes, a rag on the drive train and a relube when it starts looking dirty or the drivetrain gets noisy. Maybe every couple of weeks? Big clean with car wash, brushes, wheels off and a chain cleaner a few times a year.

Having a bucket load of baby wipes in the house, I tried them out. Amazed at how well they take grease, oil marks and general scunge off. Wouldn't replace a major wash, but great for most inbetween. Thanks for the tip.
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Clean Bike Syndrome

Postby meridaman » Sun May 13, 2012 1:39 pm

Can't agree more about baby wipes! They're brilliant and you actually don't need to use too many of them.
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