Washing bike after night ride
Full proper wash after every muddy ride. Have outdoor lighting, a hot water hose and a bike stand at the door.
Hose down bike getting worst off. Fill bucket with hot soapy water. quick brush/sponge all over. rinse. towel dry and lube chain.
Whole process only takes 5mins.Posted 3 months agohodgyndMember
As just about every night ride involves a drive somewhere first to meet up with mates ..its usually an upside down wipe over with an old towel at the end of the ride before going into the back of the car ( which has a very thick poly sheet covering the entire area)..a hose down the next morning or a ” dry clean ” depending on its condition..Posted 3 months ago
* That’s what used to happen.. night rides are but a distant memory these days 😥tjagainMember
FunkyDunc – Member
Leave it or quick hose.
Those that are saying they re lube the chain, how are you cleaning the chain first ? As in I only ever re lube a chain when it’s been properly cleaned otherwise it’s just sealing dirt in.
I have putoline on my chain – it needs neither cleaning nor relubingPosted 3 months agorocketmanMember
The bike goes in the hall opposite the radiator on a plastic sheet. After a day or two most of the dirt has dried up and fallen off and what remains can be brushed off by hand.
lube the chain/forks/dropper, carry the sheet outside and throw the rich soil on the garden.Posted 3 months agomolgripsSubscriber
I’ve been better lately. I pull up by the back gate, nip in to turn on the hose. Then I spray a bit of muc off, use a wet brush to wipe it all down the hose it off. Then apply muc off to the chain and blast it with the hose on high pressure – done.
I very rarely clean bikes
Yeah you have sandy peaty mud though, not clayey. The type of mud and hence where you are in the country makes all the difference. Last week I MTBed around Swindon and the bike was a total mess. Gears skipping after a few miles off road, and when I got home the clag was caked on.Posted 3 months agooikeithMember
When Bike was new back in April for a few months, it was wash every part after every ride and lube chain and stanchions.
These days, use GT85 as a cleaner and lube and also clean and lube the stanchions.
My bike lives in the house, the wife went mental recently about dried mud falling off the bike, to combat this I brought a big plastic sheet and leave it on that, give it a few bounces on the sheet before taking it out and wife is happy.Posted 3 months ago
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