washing ones bike

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by yorkshiregoth, 11 Dec 2007.

  1. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    obviously using a jet wash to clean
    ones bike is not a good idea as it would knacker the bearings but what about using a shower attachment on my bath taps?
    any problems other than having to clean the bath afterwards?
  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Bike-wise it should be fine, but after repeated washings a large build-up of grease and other gunk may block your pipes.
  3. OP

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    it will just be a one off as I am on nights this week and it will be too dark outside to wash it in the garden after I wake up.
  4. girofan

    girofan New Member

    :ohmy: Do you mean the bath outlet pipe?
    Her-indoors would be pleased.:ohmy:;)
  5. You're cleaning it in the bath ?
    - are you a batchelor ?

    Outside with a watering can...?
  6. OP

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    The Mrs is away, so the mice are playing ;)
  7. andygates

    andygates New Member

    I cleaned mine in the bath once.

    The grease stains were still embedded in the bath six months later when I tore it out to redecorate. ;)
  8. GrahamG

    GrahamG Veteran

    Learn from that smilie, dude.
  9. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Wash your bike in the bath. Are you mad? If so take it one step further, take off your drivetrain ( Rear Mech, cassette,chain, chainring,NOT the BB or the pedals though) and put them through the dishwasher, they'll come out all sparkly and new looking, don't forget to lube them afterwards though.
  10. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    I frequently take my bike into the shower. I live in a flat in central edinburgh and do not have an outside area to clean the bike. When it is particularly dirty, it is the best option. I have wondered whether I might stand the risk of appearing on some sex-offenders register - naked in shower with bike.

  11. Gavin - nah.
    Your real name is Robert Stewart, 51
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    The missus will kill you - wash it outside mate.. just not worth it....
  13. freakhatz

    freakhatz New Member

    What for you clean bike? Is winter, no?
  14. +1. Just give it a miss for a week.
  15. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator


    A week? What is this week of which you speak? I've not washed mine for months.

    My bikes, that is.:tongue:
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