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bike wash

Postby petie » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:44 pm

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?

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Re: bike wash

Postby outnabike » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:16 pm

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.
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Re: bike wash

Postby sogood » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:56 pm

A few bucket changes on kerbside, no?
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Re: bike wash

Postby RonK » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:53 pm

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.
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Re: bike wash

Postby warthog1 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:34 pm

Baby wipes and then Mr Sheen and a cotton cloth

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Re: bike wash

Postby petie » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:28 pm

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!

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Re: bike wash

Postby Summernight » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:43 am

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)

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Re: bike wash

Postby dynamictiger » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:07 pm

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.
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Re: bike wash

Postby nescius » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:04 pm

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!
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Re: bike wash

Postby outnabike » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:31 pm

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:
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Re: bike wash

Postby petie » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:49 pm

hahaha, but we have a passion for bicycles in common, I thought we had a future!!! :cry: :cry:

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