Is this a sign of getting old?

chris_bass
chris_bass Posts: 4,913
edited January 2013 in Road general
It was my birthday this week and today i cleaned my bike indoors (one benefits of living by myself!) because it was too cold outside! surely not braving the cold is a consequence of getting a year older!!
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  • Nothing wrong with cleaning your bike inside, i did it for years when i was younger. Mrs Welshboy would kill me if i tried it now though! When you ride indoors because it is a bit cold, that is the sign of getting old!
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    When you stop riding then start worrying.

    BTW if you did not go out riding today because it was cold that just means you are a wuss - nothing to do with age. :-)
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • Your bike, your pad, your rules.

    agreed with the above though, Mrs Mac would nail me up by the nuts if i tried to bring my bike indoors.
    Cube Cross 2016
    Willier GTR 2014
  • Bozman
    Bozman Posts: 2,518
    That's why I had a conservatory built. Useless at this time of year but perfect for a turbo trainer and cleaning bikes.
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    Probably a sign of being sad & lonely
  • Strith
    Strith Posts: 541
    Ha!
  • Calpol
    Calpol Posts: 1,039
    I cleaned my bike inside today also. Work stand in the kitchen, newspaper on the floor, Planet Rock on the wireless, nice cup of coffee. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I actually find cleaning bikes quite therapeutic. Oh btw I am 41 and married - Wife doesn't mind at all.
  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    Mine is sitting in the hall right now, toasting itself next to the radiator... Me Luvs a warm seat when I set out ...
  • tetley10
    tetley10 Posts: 693
    Mikey23 wrote:
    Mine is sitting in the hall right now, toasting itself next to the radiator... Me Luvs a warm seat when I set out ...

    Mines In the Hall as well. Toasting itself next to the radiator. Learnt a valuable lesson this morning. Two pairs of socks is a must in this weather. My feet were freezing when I finished. Rest of me was toastie.
  • I Always clean bike in the bath during cold weather.
    Did slide the chainring down the bath by accident when I removed it once, not sure who was more upset, me who could of ruined some teeth on the chainring or the missus because there is a great big oil stained scratch where the enamel is bust. Oil will not come out of that scratch. Oh well it just reminds me to get on the bike every bath time !
  • DavidJB
    DavidJB Posts: 2,019
    Ha at all the whipped men here. My bikes live in the house if the Mrs moans I ignore it and they continue to live in the house.
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Just a word of caution. I once brought son's MTB into the kitchen to fix a puncture. In my defence it was minus 5 in the garage, and I couldn't remove the wheel because he'd left the key to the security skewers at uni.

    Anyway, I laid a large dustsheet on the kitchen floor, but as I upended the bike about half a pint of rusty water shot out of the seat-tube in a graceful arc and redecorated the fridge and the wall next to it. 10 minutes fixing the puncture, half an hour cleaning the fridge / wall.
  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    biggest whinge about cleaning a bike outdoors this time of year is the amount of snot generated by your nose. if i suggested cleaning my bike indoors mrs raffles would have my life.
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • zx6man
    zx6man Posts: 1,092
    Any tiny bit of oily dirt from the chain WILL find its way onto any light coloured carpets.....
  • Both of my road bikes live inside & the other half doesn't mind. We have an agreement that I don't complain about her 50 pairs of shoes and she doesn't moan about my bikes.

    In the cold I clean the bikes inside and as long as your safe and methodical its quite easy and saves on freezing outside.
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    zx6man wrote:
    Any tiny bit of oily dirt from the chain WILL find its way onto any light coloured carpets.....



    anybody with light coloured carpets is certifiably insane, all it takes is to step in one big turd outside and walk into the house.
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • zx6man
    zx6man Posts: 1,092
    Raffles wrote:
    zx6man wrote:
    Any tiny bit of oily dirt from the chain WILL find its way onto any light coloured carpets.....



    anybody with light coloured carpets is certifiably insane, all it takes is to step in one big turd outside and walk into the house.

    I am just the messenger, shoot the wife.....

    I mean don't shoot the messenger, its the wifes carpet choice.
  • seanorawe
    seanorawe Posts: 950
    Lycra-Byka wrote:
    I Always clean bike in the bath during cold weather.
    Did slide the chainring down the bath by accident when I removed it once, not sure who was more upset, me who could have ruined some teeth on the chainring or the missus because there is a great big oil stained scratch where the enamel is bust. Oil will not come out of that scratch. Oh well it just reminds me to get on the bike every bath time !

    Why have I not tried this?
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    Giant CRS 2.0
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    Raffles wrote:
    zx6man wrote:
    Any tiny bit of oily dirt from the chain WILL find its way onto any light coloured carpets.....



    anybody with light coloured carpets is certifiably insane, all it takes is to step in one big turd outside and walk into the house.

    Not if you remove outdoor shoes at the door.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • tetley10
    tetley10 Posts: 693
    smidsy wrote:
    Raffles wrote:
    zx6man wrote:
    Any tiny bit of oily dirt from the chain WILL find its way onto any light coloured carpets.....



    anybody with light coloured carpets is certifiably insane, all it takes is to step in one big turd outside and walk into the house.

    Not if you remove outdoor shoes at the door.
    What about if you've got flip flops on? :D
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,915
    Clearly a lot of cyclists on this thread who don't wear the trousers when they're off the bike. :P
    If you cycled before you met your other half, why have you given in to them regarding keeping / maintaining your bikes where you want? Grow a pair FFS! :mrgreen:
  • seanorawe wrote:
    Lycra-Byka wrote:
    I Always clean bike in the bath during cold weather.
    Did slide the chainring down the bath by accident when I removed it once, not sure who was more upset, me who could have ruined some teeth on the chainring or the missus because there is a great big oil stained scratch where the enamel is bust. Oil will not come out of that scratch. Oh well it just reminds me to get on the bike every bath time !

    Why have I not tried this?

    Strip the bike, soak in red hot water in bath. Shower head to rinse, good splash area. Best place to clean it.

    Just don't use her hair dryer to dry it off, that'll piss her right off! Also, don't use anybody's toothbrush, no matter how far away the bike cleaning one is and how near hers is. Oil and grease will not come out the bristles. Although saying that, I bet the electric brushes would be great!