i cant be a***d !!!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gezza, 25 Apr 2008.

  1. to clean my bike,

    anyone in the south hertfordshire area got a spare hour to come around and clean it

    tea and biscuits will be served

  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Get it cleaned....... hope that's not the new one !!!
  3. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    I rarely clean my bikes... but I did one yesterday and one today! Gleaming they are, gleaming. ;)
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    indoors, shower, then dry, easy:biggrin:
  5. OP

    gezza New Member

    IT IS !!!!!! :blush:


    i'll have to eat the M&S choclate bites myself then !!
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Pet hate of mine - dirty bikes.....especially nice ones !!

    Get in clean like this..... it isn't clean until the block looks like that !!

  7. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Blimey... mine are positively scuzzy next to that! I ain't never not cleaned a chain (properly) not me no sir... but I always feel i ought to once in a while!
  8. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    I have a steel cassette so have had to accept it looking a bit tat.
    Only had it a couple of months covered paint chips and oily handlebar tape.
    Less stealeble though
  9. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    admit it. That's a brand new chain and cassette. If not how the flippin hell do you get it so clean.
  10. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    I did once clean my block, chain and chainrings so they were really really clean.
    Went out the next day on a long club ride and the 45mins i spent cleaning them was wasted as they just didnt look as clean.
    Now the chain gets a good clean when i oil it and wiped down after a ride. The frame is mainly clean, the rear mech is abit dirty in the bits that dont touch the chain and the bits i cant get to with the toothbrush are not so clean either.
    My excuse is its because i only have one bike.:blush:
  11. I cleaned my summer bike and the commuter yesterday. I'd forgotten how easy the carbon on the summer bike was to clean. Both bikes have got power links on their chains. The KMC on the good bike came off easy. The SRAM chain on the commuter didn't so I just used a chain cleaner in the end.
  12. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    you just reminded me to go and clean mine.

    does horse shoot ruin your carbon frame. think i rode thro some today :blush:
  13. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Just doing mine now...then fitting new PR3's onto Reynolds go-faster wheelies...then new cassette and new chain......SUMMERS COMING (tomorrow with luck)...and then I might do me legs for the first time this year!
  14. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Manchester, UK
    OMG - do you have a Wife? Do you ever spend time with her? ;)

    That's one seriously clean cassette!!
  15. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Greater Manchester
    I think the last time I really cleaned my bike was in 2006. It has only needed dusting off since then.

    Half my car got washed last week when it came back from the repair garage, it seems petty not to have washed the other side after they fixed it.
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