Bike wash

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    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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    Steven Vance, cyclotourist, nikka101, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Janet is really Cool! 96 months ago | reply

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

    2. _Russ_ 96 months ago | reply

      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.

    3. gilligguy 96 months ago | reply

      The atypical bike aficionado.

    4. Clive Andrews 96 months ago | reply

      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!

    5. Gino 96 months ago | reply

      Dude, now that's just weird. :-)

    6. John Goldsmith 96 months ago | reply

      I've always liked a good shower scene . . . .

    7. cyclotourist 96 months ago | reply

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

    8. Sean Hogan - 何祥 96 months ago | reply

      Thats a sweet looking bike there. What have you got on it?

    9. Sean Hogan - 何祥 96 months ago | reply

      Just had a closer look. Looks like 9 speed 105. Are the wheels anything special?

    10. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 96 months ago | reply

      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.

    11. Sean Hogan - 何祥 96 months ago | reply

      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. (?)

    12. anabananasplit 95 months ago | reply

      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. ;-)

    13. Sean Hogan - 何祥 95 months ago | reply

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

      Seen in my recent comments. (?)

    14. Clive Andrews 95 months ago | reply

      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.

    15. Whatsername? 87 months ago | reply

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

    16. zzpza 78 months ago | reply

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

      Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

    17. anoved 76 months ago | reply

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

    18. elecnix 67 months ago | reply

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

    19. ninja.neer 49 months ago | reply

      Ooh kinda sexy, I love it!!

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