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I want to wash and clean my bike ?


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Hi Hubbers

 

1. What can I use to clean my carbon bike with ?

2. What do you guys use for cleaning the chain and rear casket ?

3. And what lube do you use for the chain ?

 

Somebody told me that you can use parafien to clean the chain and casket. Will this do ?

 

Thanks

 

narra

 

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1. light detergent (not abbrasive stuff light handy andy, vim or sunlight dishwashing liquid)

 

2. Parafin or diesel or clean green

 

3. White lightning or dry lub.

 

 

 

All this stuff is avilable at the LBS

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Beware of Chlorine based cleaners and detergents.Handy Andy for example.

They will nail Stainless Steel parts

Clean Green is good and any car wash like Hot Wax to follow up with.
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I find Prepsol (degreaser) to work well on ALU frames. Spray it on even the cluster. Then rinse it of with water ... low pressure tho.

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Ag pressure schmessure man! I connect straight to the fire hydrant in my road and give my bike a blast from the past! LOL When I'm finished they dry the neighbourhood!

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I have a bakkie and find that by securing my bike on the back and driving thru the local car wash it comes out spanking clean.

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I have a bakkie and find that by securing my bike on the back and driving thru the local car wash it comes out spanking clean.

 

LOL

 

Lazy Git

 

 

 

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If anybody has watched "Hell on Wheels" (following T-Mobile/Telekom) or "Overcoming" (following CSC) in the 2003 TdF you will see the bike mechanics washing bikes with a very high pressure jet.

 

Just like everybody says you're not supposed to.
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I wanted to say that, but not as bluntly, so I just give my bike a good walloping with a jet so harsh it thinks it's had a prison experience! LOL

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Meguiar's car shampoo for the frame/wheels........sometimes a little Meguiar's polish too......

 

Parafine for the chain........(cos I spent all my money on the shampoo)
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