- Where do the Swiss wash their bikes?
OK, I appreciate that my question sounds rather strange. Allow me to explain. I will be relocating to Zug in a few months and I’m on the lookout for apartments to rent. As a mountain biker, one key consideration for me is where to clean my bike after muddy rides. From what I gather, the Swiss are incredibly strict on the use of washing detergents outdoors. Moreover, I’m told that Swiss housing associations are very restrictive on what you can and can’t do in the vicinity of your apartment. Can anyone shed any light on this?Posted 2 months ago
Pffft, came for the rubbish dad joke punch line and got a serious question.
Robbed.Posted 2 months agosockpuppetSubscriber
At a railway station? No, that’s whales.
Somewhere over the the rainbow? No, pies…
I give in. Where do they wash them? In the woods? Behind the Pope?Posted 2 months agochakapingSubscriber
This is a trick question, isn’t it? I bet they can afford to pay someone else to.Posted 2 months agopigynMember
Secret number 1 is that you don’t need to use anything except water to wash your bike. True story. But if you don’t have a space for a hose or bucket wash then divert to a petrol station and use the jet wash if they have them?Posted 2 months agooldnickMember
Probably over the border in Germany,which is where they take stuff to the tip too.Posted 2 months agoslowoldmanSubscriber
Drop it in one of the many lakes or mountain streams.Posted 2 months agodamascusMember
As above. I only use waterPosted 2 months agofunkmasterpSubscriber
Something something TobleronesPosted 2 months agokrixmeisterSubscriber
They don’t wash their bikes, they launder them.Posted 2 months agosteve_b77Member
I’ve heard theres a perfectly reasonable and quick bike wash just at the end of the trails, you have to get there in decent time or you may face a lengthy queue mind 😉Posted 2 months ago
I’ve got it!
Where do swiss wash their bikes?Posted 2 months ago
In the Bern.listerSubscriber
In Davos-ing machine?Posted 2 months agothestabiliserMember
In the laundzermatt?Posted 2 months agon0b0dy0ftheg0atMember
In the cuckoo spit? 😆Posted 2 months agoTheGingerOneSubscriber
You have to drop it InterlakenPosted 2 months agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Not allowed to wash your bike outside your own house?
Wot a suisse.Posted 2 months agomolgripsSubscriber
I dunno but they might use a Basel Brush.Posted 2 months agoBigJohnSubscriber
Single use bikes.
Edit – Oooh, Chapeau (or der hut) for Basel Brush!Posted 2 months ago
I dunno but they might use a Basel Brush
Boom boom!Posted 2 months ago
They Spiez on them?Posted 2 months agowombatMember
I dunno but they might use a Basel Brush
FTFY 😉Posted 2 months agotetrodeSubscriber
Say what you want about the Swiss but their flag is a big plus.Posted 2 months agowheelieSubscriber
Ask Nino!Posted 2 months ago
Say what you want about the Swiss but their flag is a big plus.
Nice to see such a positive comment ➕Posted 2 months agoreeksyMember
Don’t they use ph neutral soaps?Posted 2 months agoFB-ATBSubscriber
Zurich people pay for someone else to clean themPosted 2 months agomarinerMember
Is mud even allowed in Switzerland?Posted 2 months ago
What have I begun? XD XD XDPosted 1 month ago
And the winner is:
Posted 1 month ago
In Davos-ing machine?the00Member
Nice jokes and punnage… I don’t want to ruin that with some facts:
My Swiss friends are very much normal people, factory/office workers. I’m sure their salary will be ok compared to UK average, but everything in Switzerland costs so much that they’re disposable income is stw average I guess. They have an apartment in a block with underground car park. One of the bays is a dedicated washdown bay for cleaning outdoor gear. They say it’s quite a common feature, more so on slightly older buildings. Because they wash the bikes fresh before they go in the lift to the apartment they probably don’t need detergent, but I think I recall that we did use something like muck-off.Posted 1 month ago
Very useful insight – thank you very much.Posted 1 month ago
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