Definitive Cleaning Guide?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by RyanW, 26 Apr 2010.

  1. RyanW

    RyanW The abominable Bikeman

    Location:
    Ashford, Kent
    Hey guys, is there a post or website that can advise me what, and when to clean my bike. I have had it a year and have used it almost every day.

    Looking at the rear wheel, rims, chain, dérailleur's etc i can see they are all caked in a thick, black sludge.

    I have seen a few guides on cleaning but should i take this off and re-spray it all with my GT85, or should i use something else.

    Or should i just leave it. Im looking at getting some stuff today (Cheap stuff in wilko) to go over the frame etc, but what should i do about the moving bits.

    Any help would be great,

    Ryan
     
  2. Grasen

    Grasen New Member

    Location:
    CF24
    why do you need a guide?

    clean whatever is dirty (soap and water) - and keep it clean

    and lubricate the chain
     
  3. rusky

    rusky CC Addict

    Location:
    Hove
    I would check the chain for wear, if it needs replacing that's one less part to clean!

    For the frame, forks & wheels, get rid of the grit first & use baby wipes. I cleaned my rims at the weekend & they are like new!
     
  4. iain

    iain Active Member

    Unscented baby wipes are great for cleaning a bike, especially the chain.
     
  5. johnnyh

    johnnyh Veteran

    Location:
    Somerset
    +1
     
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