Cleaning my bike

Yellow Fang

Legendary Member
Location
Reading
I live in a flat on the top floor, so I have difficulty cleaning my bike. I was wondering about getting some device that you can fill up with water, which I could use to hose my bike down in the back yard. Is there something like this? I think I bought something before, but it turned out not to be suitable. I think it had t o be connected to a an outside tap and there wasn't one.
 
I find a bucket of water (with bubbles of your choice in) works well enough.

I live in an upstairs flat too ;)
 
I live on the 5th floor of a block. I use the bath to clean the Roadie, I take the Crosstrail to the nearest jet wash place. I do get some looks.
 

Pat "5mph"

A kilogrammicaly challenged woman
Moderator
Location
Glasgow
If you own the flat you could get a plumber to fit an outside tap connected to the cold water supply in your kitchen or bathroom. I's not that expensive (here)
Couple of years ago I got an outside tap from a second floor flat fitted for about £ 50.00 plus materials.
 

MikeW-71

Veteran
Location
Carlisle
Bowl of hot water with car shampoo. Towels on floor. Use a wash mitt in the bowl and squeeze out excess water. Wipe bike down with wash mitt. Dry with towel. Baby wipes on nooks and crannies.

Done.
 

Cuchilo

Prize winning member X2
Location
London
Pressure pot ? To be honest I have only ever used baby wipes but I guess if you have a muddy MTB you would want to hose it down first .
 

MikeW-71

Veteran
Location
Carlisle
I guess if you have a muddy MTB you would want to hose it down first .
That's a good point. Though I needed to do that to my road bike after one particularly filthy ride :sad:
 

400bhp

Guru
2 x garden sprayers, wash mitt, a couple of old towels, GT85 and baby wipes.

1 garden sprayer for car shampoo & hot water

1 garden sprayer with water.

Wash & rinse.

Dry

Baby wipes for hard to reach areas.

Spray bike with GT85

Done
 

Pat "5mph"

A kilogrammicaly challenged woman
Moderator
Location
Glasgow
2 x garden sprayers, wash mitt, a couple of old towels, GT85 and baby wipes.

1 garden sprayer for car shampoo & hot water

1 garden sprayer with water.

Wash & rinse.

Dry

Baby wipes for hard to reach areas.

Spray bike with GT85

Done
Don't you lube your chain?
 
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