Bike wash

This bike was getting a little grimy. Prop him up in the shower, wet the bike, cover it with Simple Green foaming bike cleaner, scrub down and rinse.


Then get in the shower and scrub the grease and grime out of the shower.


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  • Janet 8y

    O if that were my tub I'd be steeming mad.
    What a patient wife you have :P
  • _Russ_ 8y

    I'd take off your cycle computer and your light next time. I have the same light and it doesn't do well against water.
  • gilligguy 8y

    The atypical bike aficionado.
  • Clive Andrews 8y

    Whenever I've done this, I've had to do it in secret - housemates don't always understand.

    My dream house has a bike wash room - hosepipe and drain in the floor with filter to keep the mud from clogging the drains...

    No more excuses for leaving the bike filthy after a mucky winter ride!
  • Gino 8y

    Dude, now that's just weird. :-)
  • John Goldsmith 8y

    I've always liked a good shower scene . . . .
  • cyclotourist 8y

    Even better, be sure to use the dish scrubbers to wash it down. That'll really make points w/ the S.O. :-)
  • Sean Hogan - 何祥 8y

    Thats a sweet looking bike there. What have you got on it?
  • Sean Hogan - 何祥 8y

    Just had a closer look. Looks like 9 speed 105. Are the wheels anything special?
  • Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 8y

    2007 105 are 10 speed now, which means I get to pay more for the chain :-(

    Wheels are regular 32-spoke Mavics, but those are easy enough to change out.
  • Sean Hogan - 何祥 8y

    Mine is 10 speed 105 and its sweet, I recently upgraded my wheels. Ultegra hubs with DT Swiss R1.1 rims and 32 stainless DT Swiss spokes. Its fast and bomb proof. I love them. Good for the Nove Colli in May.

    Seen in my recent comments. (?)
  • nikka101 8y

  • anabananasplit 8y

    I ususally wash my bike using a hose, in the backyard, but I've read in a few places, as well as heard it in a workshop, that we shoudn't "shower" a bike, but use a damp cloth instead and rub the dirt off. "Pressurized air hoses" are not a good idea neither (although this one I havent' tried yet).

    But cleaning the bike with a cloth sounds so unpractical and time consuming, that the hose usually wins. ;-)
  • Sean Hogan - 何祥 8y

    The danger with a hose is that you'll get water inside the frame. Not a good idea.

    Seen in my recent comments. (?)
  • Clive Andrews 8y

    Water gets in frames all the time. It's not exactly good, but it's not a big deal. The worry with over-energetic hosepipe action is more to do with bearings - wheels, bottom brackets, headsets - where pressured water can displace grease.
  • Whatsername? 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Bicycle Underwater, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • j 7y

    normal people would use a garden hose, but who wants to be normal... ;)

    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • Jim DeVona 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a new group called Bathing Bicycles, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Nicolas Marchildon 6y

    Your wife would be less concerned if she caught you giving a shower to your car...
  • Kumiko 4y

    Ooh kinda sexy, I love it!!
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