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    Bike Cleaning

    Wondering what everyone uses to clean their bikes with. I mean the frame, rims, hubs, cranks, etc. not the drivetrain parts but just the metal surfaces. I see the Finish Line cleaner but I just wonder if it is the same as regular household cleaners or if there really is something special about it. I have used car was soap but it's a pain to mix it up with water, would like just a spray bottle of something to just spray on a rag and wipe the bike down. Thx

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    Dawn liquid soap, warm water, and a wash rag. Then I apply a thin sheen of lemon pledge on the frame to help protect it and make cleaning it next time easier. Cooper's bikes are always spotless, I'd love to know his methods.

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    The ProGold bike wash is great stuff.

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    And the PureXCR looks very much like the Velocity VXC rim - Now discontinued. If that's the case, get the PureXCR. Velocity's stuff is bomb proof.
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    I also use Pledge. A LBS owner/mechanic in ATL gave me the tip a while back. It has octylphosphonic acid which is a corrosion inhibitor. He would spray pretty much everything except for brakes with it. I now use it and try not to wash the bike unless it gets muddy.

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    Simple Green works really well. Spray on, rinse off. No high pressure (that will kill bearings). Does a great job in the tires, too.

    Gary

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    Does anyone know someone that will detail a bike?

    I know that sounds crazy but I have a reason to ask.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas
    DCD

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    I know just the guy. Unfortunately, last I heard, he had moved to Colorado.

    (Just so you know, I'm not kidding. This guy flossed his cassette after every ride. He considered it a disgrace to show up to a ride on a bike that looked like it had been ridden.)

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    COOP MOVED TO COLORADO?!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdog36 View Post
    Does anyone know someone that will detail a bike?

    I know that sounds crazy but I have a reason to ask.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas
    DCD
    i use simple green and with my previous raw steel frames i would automotive wax them. I would detail clean a bike. pm me

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0nster View Post
    i use simple green and with my previous raw steel frames i would automotive wax them. I would detail clean a bike. pm me
    thanks. In TX right now. Will PM you when I get back.

    Merry Christmas to all !

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdog36 View Post
    Does anyone know someone that will detail a bike?

    I know that sounds crazy but I have a reason to ask.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas
    DCD
    Still looking for someone to detail your bike?
    Twisted Spoke Cyclery
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    you can use this Muc Off Nano Tech Bike Cleaner. best cleaner

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