If you wee on your bike to get the mud off would there be any damage done?
Asking for a mate, he has a single speed gravel bike so not much to lose?Posted 8 months ago
No. Should be fine. It’s the approved technique for frozen mechs and Shimano freehubs.Posted 8 months ago
How will be relube though?Posted 8 months ago
He’s a singlespeeder, hope the bike isn’t alloy…Posted 8 months ago
I had a ride where the mech got so blocked with mud that it was the only way to clear it.Posted 8 months ago
Depends on how long you spend “shaking” after….Posted 8 months ago
No. Should be fine. It’s the approved technique for frozen mechs and Shimano freehubs.
I can confirm this.
We did have one mates GT Tequesta that we took turns to defrost one icy new year’s Day ride. Ahem.
The chainstay rusted through the next winter.
Some new year’s eve party.Posted 8 months ago
If I had to piss on a bike, to be fair, I would most probably choose a gravel bike.
Go for it.Posted 8 months ago
At my age I would be lucky to wash some dust off😳Posted 8 months ago
I usually do this to neutralise nettle contact. No negatives I can think of.Posted 8 months ago
You’ve seen the bottom of lamp posts and post boxes where dogs wee and the damage caused?Posted 8 months ago
I usually do this to neutralise nettle contact. No negatives I can think of.
Your bike complains of being stung by nettles?Posted 8 months ago
I wouldn’t. Not only is it a bit minging but piss on metal doesn’t help the metal. If you have to for some strange reasaon (like frozen mech) then I’d rinse it with water as soon as I can and clean it properly.Posted 8 months ago
it will slice through the frame like a laserPosted 8 months ago
I’ve done it to unfreeze rear mechs on a winter adventure race. Didn’t do noticeable damage – my urine is neither concentrated acid/alkali, nor is my bladder pressure that forceful. Bikes got a good rinse later, don’t see an issue with it.Posted 8 months ago
” . . . would there be any damage done?”Posted 8 months ago
In my case, the damage would most likely to be to my back.
Don’t know, but it does wonders for green algae on decorative gravel. A friend told me.Posted 8 months ago
Your bike complains of being stung by nettles?
No, it’s incredibly stoic, but I have great empathy.Posted 8 months ago
Professionals in the peleton frequently wee whilst riding, doesn’t seem to do their bikes any harm (although the bikes do get washed most days).Posted 8 months ago
As long as you and your “mate” don’t cross streams it’ll be fine.Posted 8 months ago
I ‘wee’ on my bike. Generally travelling down hill weeeeeeeeeeePosted 8 months ago
Maxxis don’t recommend ammonia-based sealantsPosted 8 months ago
Its Singletrack so boiled piss might work better (preferably in a deep fat fryer)!Posted 8 months ago
My mum told me that when she was a telephonist with the German army on the Eastern front, they used to wee on their hands to cure chapped skin.
It’s all true, German army, Eastern front, wee on hands. I believe you can also defrost your windscreen in the same way, though you have to be careful if the bonnet is slippery.Posted 8 months ago
Its Singletrack so boiled piss might work better (preferably in a deep fat fryer)!
I think we can safely say Putoline has entered the STW memebook.Posted 8 months ago
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