- Incredibly clean bikes as far as the eye can see!
Slightly facetious question here:Posted 6 years ago
Spent the day riding around Peaslake area and enjoyed sitting in the sun from time to time watching other bikers, but was amazed how clean and sparkling all the works of art, sorry mtb’s were. All these full sussers with their intricate linkages etc must take an age to buff up, so are they:
(1) Being lovingly shined up by their owners for hours every week after every ride?
(2) Being lovingly buffed up and displayed in the house, then very carefully riden to the cafe to be displayed against the wall?
They WERE very beautiful. Secretly jelous of all those lovely lines. If I had one I’d polish it all the time. With work, training and making bloody half tasty pasta dishes all the time, I’m glad I’ve got a simple hardtail with a cheap, disposable drivetrain to not worry about.Posted 6 years agohugorMember
To me washing your bike is like sweeping the pavement.Posted 6 years ago
In 5 minutes your hard efforts are undone so why bother?
If however cleaning my bike will give it a useful time of being free of grit then I’ll do it.
As the optimist that I am I did it today thinking we’ve seen the worst of the bad weather for a little while.
I’m sure I’ll be wrong.jonbaMember
A hose down when the mud is wet will get them really clean it doesn’t take hours. In getting the worse off the rest gets pretty clean. I look after my full suss as it cost a lot. I’m less bothered about my singlespeed and I rarely clean it properly, normally just wipe down the chain and scrape the worst of the mud off.Posted 6 years agoscott_mcavennie2Member
Legspin – just lose the front mech. Problem solved.
It was sunny yesterday. I did not clean my bike before or after the ride. I had a pint , then drove home and drank red wine instead. I don’t care if something breaks mid ride. I’ll bodge it, then fix or replace later on.Posted 6 years agomegaMember
I rode peaslake for the first time in ages today. Beautiful weather and proper loam.
spent a good hour or so yesterday with some foreplay which consisted of new pads, a tyre swap, some soaping then a good lube
Then I smashed her back tyre off todayPosted 6 years ago
Best 3 minutes of my year so farMartynSSubscriber
More often than not I’ll give it a once over with hose and brush after every ride and lube the bits that need it.Posted 6 years ago
I remember reading about one of the pro mechanics who washed the (DH) bike down after every run. He said it got him near to the bike so was able to spot if something was wrong. I thought that was a good idea..I hate having rides spoilt by stuff that could have been preventedtimmysSubscriber
living in a one bedroom flat with no outside storage means that it has to be cleaned before coming into the building(mobi jetwash that I keep in the car)
A lot of people in Peaslake will live in that London. I do and it’s that’s why my bike always gets the Dirtworker treatment before it goes home.Posted 6 years ago
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