Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the September Giveaway for a Spider Rear Rack and a Heavy Duty Drybag from aeroe


Bike wash - how often?
#1
Ciao.
Is there an unwritten rule about how often you should wash your bicycle? As a kid my bikes were muddy and dirty, and only rain water did the wash wash. Now I have this new road bike and it's time for me to become an adult and take care of the two wheeler.
  Reply
#2
(07-21-2019, 06:25 PM)ManBearPig Wrote:  Ciao.
Is there an unwritten rule about how often you should wash your bicycle? As a kid my bikes were muddy and dirty, and only rain water did the wash wash. Now I have this new road bike and it's time for me to become an adult and take care of the two wheeler.

I ride pavement, only, and sometimes there's dirt and grit around the BB area after riding on wet roads. I service the chain every 100 miles and when I do, I take a paint brush and brush the dirt off. A coat of mud would need washing off. I also give it an occasional coat of Armor-all protectant so dirt doesn't stick so well.
If I knew how to ride a bike properly, I'd do it every time.
  Reply


Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Where are you from and What is your favo...
Today 12:12 AM
Proper way to torque a crank bolt on a s...
Yesterday 11:36 PM
90's Raleigh R600
Yesterday 10:57 PM
Do Any Electric Bike Allows You to Switc...
Yesterday 07:23 PM
Know about the Hercules?
09-17-2020 11:04 PM
Pedals: Clip vs. Clipless
09-17-2020 07:48 PM
Raleigh "Trail" bike
09-17-2020 05:41 PM
Wobbling freewheel
09-17-2020 09:46 AM
Campagnoli seat post ID
09-16-2020 05:41 PM
Tour de France 2020
09-16-2020 07:43 AM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
33 posts
no avatar 2. G_M
15 posts
no avatar 3. Papa Dom
9 posts
no avatar 4. Sagan97
9 posts
no avatar 5. Painkiller
9 posts