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What fabric for my bike cloth?

chrisaonabikechrisaonabike Posts: 1,914
edited December 2013 in The bottom bracket
Obviously it's important to keep the bike clean, and a nicely buffed surface keeps the air resistance low for maximum speed.

So I'm wondering, what sort of cloth should I use to give it that final sheen?

I'm thinking cotton, lint-free, obviously - but maybe microfibre would be good.

Thing is, my bike has a carbon frame, and with man-made fibres, would static electricity be a problem? If I used it on my helmet as well, would there be a risk of electric shock or fire when I sit on the bike, especially in the wet? I've used other things on my helmet in the past, and that's caused quite a shock, so I need to be careful.
Is the gorilla tired yet?

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  • smoggystevesmoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    Wet wipes.

    since they are wet they will also douse any potential fire in your helmet
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    I use an industrial ultrasonic cleaner.
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  • smoggystevesmoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    NapoleonD wrote:
    I use an industrial ultrasonic cleaner.


    you told me you just throw it away when it gets dirty and get a new one.
  • smoggystevesmoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    sorry, that was you woman, not your bike.
  • bmxboy10bmxboy10 Posts: 1,917
    Some of these posts are getting ridiculous now I mean really? :roll:
  • solboy10 wrote:
    Some of these posts are getting ridiculous now I mean really? :roll:
    Calm down, dear, it's Christmas :D
    Is the gorilla tired yet?
  • bmxboy10bmxboy10 Posts: 1,917
    solboy10 wrote:
    Some of these posts are getting ridiculous now I mean really? :roll:
    Calm down, dear, it's Christmas :D


    I knows but FFS what with this and what insulation tape! Oh and I know the air one was a piss take :lol:

    seriously thinking of going back to basics next year and just enjoy riding my bike.......
  • I got a roll of pure blue silk from a shop in Saville Row... I think it was 250 pounds for 3 x 1 metres of it, which should last me a couple of months... it's wonderful and it feels lush in my hands as I remove the crud and grease from the jockey wheels... it's so thin I can use it to wipe the dirt between the headset bearing and crown too.
    Try it out, it's really good!
  • dave02dave02 Posts: 325
    I use HedgeHog skin, its so smooth. 8)
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    I keep a small illegal immigrant child in the shed to keep my bikes shiny and clean :wink:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,903
    arran77 wrote:
    I keep a small illegal immigrant child in the shed to keep my bikes shiny and clean :wink:

    And a special one to polish your helmet. :wink:
  • Ballysmate wrote:
    arran77 wrote:
    I keep a small illegal immigrant child in the shed to keep my bikes shiny and clean :wink:

    And a special one to polish your helmet. :wink:

    Bada-zing!

    I've found having a wife is good for keeping the bikes clean. Just whip 'em and they work a bit faster!
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Ballysmate wrote:
    arran77 wrote:
    I keep a small illegal immigrant child in the shed to keep my bikes shiny and clean :wink:

    And a special one to polish your helmet. :wink:


    I've found having a wife is good for keeping the bikes clean. Just whip 'em and they work a bit faster!

    Who do you think looks after my helmet :wink:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
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