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  • Where do the Swiss wash their bikes?
  • coolbeanz
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    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?

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Pffft, came for the rubbish dad joke punch line and got a serious question.

    Robbed.

    Premier Icon sockpuppet
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    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?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    This is a trick question, isn’t it? I bet they can afford to pay someone else to.

    pigyn
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    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?

    oldnick
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    Probably over the border in Germany,which is where they take stuff to the tip too.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Drop it in one of the many lakes or mountain streams.

    damascus
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    As above. I only use water

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Something something Toblerones

    Premier Icon krixmeister
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    They don’t wash their bikes, they launder them.

    steve_b77
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    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 😉

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    I’ve got it!

    Where do swiss wash their bikes?
    In the Bern.

    Premier Icon lister
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    In Davos-ing machine?

    In the laundzermatt?

    In the cuckoo spit? 😆

    Premier Icon TheGingerOne
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    You have to drop it Interlaken

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Not allowed to wash your bike outside your own house?

    Wot a suisse.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I dunno but they might use a Basel Brush.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    Single use bikes.

    Edit – Oooh, Chapeau (or der hut) for Basel Brush!

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    I dunno but they might use a Basel Brush

    Boom boom!

    Premier Icon stevied
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    They Spiez on them?

    wombat
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    dangeourbrain

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    I dunno but they might use a Basel Brush

    Boom boom!

    Broom Broom!

    FTFY 😉

    Premier Icon tetrode
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    Say what you want about the Swiss but their flag is a big plus.

    Premier Icon wheelie
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    Ask Nino!

    Premier Icon stevied
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    Say what you want about the Swiss but their flag is a big plus.

    Nice to see such a positive comment ➕

    reeksy
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    Don’t they use ph neutral soaps?

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    Zurich people pay for someone else to clean them

    mariner
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    Is mud even allowed in Switzerland?

    coolbeanz
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    What have I begun? XD XD XD

    coolbeanz
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    And the winner is:

    In Davos-ing machine?

    the00
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    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.

    coolbeanz
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    Very useful insight – thank you very much.

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