What do you use to clean and lube your bike?

Andrius.B

Active Member
Location
Bristol
Usually I just use water and sometimes car soap, and any type of oil I can find laying around for lubrication of the chain and pivots.
What do you use for cleaning and lubrication? (especially the chain)
 

MissTillyFlop

Evil communist dictator, lover of gerbils & Pope.
Depends, sometimes that Fairy extra strength stuff, sometimes (if I'm feeling flush), I use this:
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And then this to lube:


I did try this for a time, but I found it quite disappointing for the price:
 
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Andrius.B

Andrius.B

Active Member
Location
Bristol
is there much difference between chain lubes? Do road/mtb bikes use different ones? Which is better, dry or wet?
 

slowmotion

Quite dreadful
Location
lost somewhere
Jizer degreaser
Finish Line wet lube (green bottle)
LMX grease
baby wipes
car shampoo
 

GrumpyGregry

Here for rides.
Road bikes? Baby wipes, WD40 as a solvent to clean cassette and other uber greasy bits like jockey wheels, and lube is Green Oil

MTB? jet wash, washing up liquid then as above.
 

2wd

Canyon Aeroad CF 7.0 Di2
To clean and protect the frame I use car wash,baby wipes,GT85

For the chain I've just started using Muc-off C3 Ceramic wet lube and its superb
 

Cubist

Still wavin'
Location
Ovver 'thill
Car shampoo and a sponge/brush. Chains are Mickled then Finish Line Dry Ceramic Wax, all surfaces wiped over with a rag and GT85 except brake rotors.
 

subaqua

What’s the point
Location
Leytonstone
GT85 or WD40 on a rag for the greasy bits .tesco baby wipes for other bits. chainsaw chain oil for the chain and othr moving bits in an old btwin derailleur oil bottle for easy aplication.
 

GetAGrip

Feel like a melting ice cube .. fading away.
Location
N Devon
Car shampoo - thanks Cubist for that tip.
Baby wipes - thanks......almost everyone on here.
Mr Sheen - Thanks fossyant
The chain is mickled with dry lube - thanks mickle (a lot of the streets bikes are now mickled regularly) :thumbsup:
 
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