After a wet ride you have five minutes, what do you do... — BikeRadar
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After a wet ride you have five minutes, what do you do...
edited August 2008
to your bike?
Its covered in muck and everynook and cranny is furnished with rain water. Your short for time and only have 5 minutes to put the bike away.
(Theres also a chance you won't get to give it a proper clean for another week at least)
5 mins is more than enough to spray on some cleaner, wait a min and then hose down. Wipe down the chain and spray on some water repellent.
Or just hose off the muck and wait to give it a good clean when you have more time.
Or just leave it....until you have more time.
Whyte 905 (2009)
Trek 1.5 (2009)
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp (2007)
Simon thats the sort of routine i'm looking for. With my old bike many a time i've just chucked it in the garage, next ride comes round and the amount of rust is scary :oops:
Whats a good technique for the rear cassette? I find if I put GT85 on the next ride all the muck sticks to it
Also do you guys consider a hose "bearing safe" I avoid jet washers like the plague, but for some reason shy away from the hose too
Hose is fine if you stick to a more spraying mode - I generally muc-off, rinse, wipe drivechain as best as poss and GT85 - lube next ride.