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bike wash

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:44 pm
by petie
Anyone know of somewhere I can wash my bike in the ACT? I live in a damned apartment and there are no facilities provided to wash anything anywhere. I normally take my bike to a mates place but it's getting a bit old. I tried a self-serve carwash once but it's expensive and less than ideal. Is there a public car wash area in the ACT?

Cheers
Pete

Re: bike wash

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:16 pm
by outnabike
Hi petie,
Are you seriously saying there are no ground floor hose taps at all, sounds like its a vertical into the shower... :D
There are some automotive dry wash products but I have never tried them.

Re: bike wash

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:56 pm
by sogood
A few bucket changes on kerbside, no?

Re: bike wash

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:53 pm
by RonK
Are you talking about a muddy MTB? I live in an apartment. Keeping road bikes clean only takes a few minutes with a Chux and Spray'N'Wipe, or a bucket and sponge if they get really dirty.

Re: bike wash

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:34 pm
by warthog1
Baby wipes and then Mr Sheen and a cotton cloth

Re: bike wash

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:28 pm
by petie
So it was into the shower at my lovely wifes suggestion :)

Was a dusty MTB, road bike I wipe down after every ride. Dusty MTBs are problematic because they need a serious hose down!

And yes there are no outside taps I have found in this !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! apartment complex. New modern thing with a pool etc etc but no useful handy facilities to help people be independent humans. Thank goodness we move out in a month!

Re: bike wash

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:43 am
by Summernight
petie wrote:So it was into the shower at my lovely wifes suggestion :)

Was a dusty MTB, road bike I wipe down after every ride. Dusty MTBs are problematic because they need a serious hose down!

And yes there are no outside taps I have found in this superfantastic apartment complex. New modern thing with a pool etc etc but no useful handy facilities to help people be independent humans. Thank goodness we move out in a month!


Dunk it in the pool. :P (Just kidding - would not be good for the bike)

Re: bike wash

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:07 pm
by dynamictiger
I think it is worth getting some of the waterless car stuff...

If I am just doing a general clean of the bike I use this stuff. Between this and Kero there isn't much I can't clean and the bike comes up pretty good.

Re: bike wash

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:04 pm
by nescius
Cleaning the bikes was a massive source of frustration for me when I was living in an apartment, unfortunately I never figured out a solution that satisfied me completely. Now I have a house and cleaning the bikes is much easier, especially the mountain bikes!

Re: bike wash

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:31 pm
by outnabike
petie wrote:So it was into the shower at my lovely wifes suggestion :)

Was a dusty MTB, road bike I wipe down after every ride. Dusty MTBs are problematic because they need a serious hose down!

And yes there are no outside taps I have found in this superfantastic apartment complex. New modern thing with a pool etc etc but no useful handy facilities to help people be independent humans. Thank goodness we move out in a month!


Hey "petie,
I know I made the suggestion, but that don't get classified as a proposal, and please don't call me your wife in public.... :lol: :lol:

Re: bike wash

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:49 pm
by petie
hahaha, but we have a passion for bicycles in common, I thought we had a future!!! :cry: :cry: