I've been doing a bit of lazy maintenance lately and going against conventional wisdom, my two biggest sins of late have been:
1- I put the cassette from my trail HT in the Dishwasher the other day - It's a Cheap cassette and was covered in crap, TBH I just couldn't be arsed to clean it up properly so as an experiment I thought I'd rinse it off under the hose and then see what effect finish tablets and rinse aid had on it. It came out clean as a whistle and is working very nicely again now.
2- I've taken to simply rinsing the worst of the shite off of my SS bike's Drivetrain with a hose and rather than using expensive chain lube I've been liberally applying old suspension oil with a paint brush, again a low cost experiment that seems to be working out well in the current shitty weather.
So is anyone else cutting corners in such a manner? and what other "Incorrect" maintenance activities are people indulging in? Give me your own cowboy tips!
Oh and do feel free to tell me that my bikes will explode and kill me and/or passing strangers.