TeamCBC Cycling Tip – How to Clean and Detail your Bike

We all clean our bikes (well, most of us), but are we doing it often enough and doing it right? If you’re on gravel or trails, you may need to wash it after every ride. However if you’re riding on the road, you should clean your bike after every 20-25 hours of riding.

You should also have the right “tools”. Here is a list:

Scrub brush
Toilet bowl brush
Sponge
Dishwashing Detergent
Bucket
Towel
Biodegradable degreaser such as Simple Green
Bicycle chain cleaner
Gear brush
Chain lube
Spray lube such as GT85
Paper Towels
Rubbing alcohol

I’m not going to describe the whole process. You can watch the video below. However here are some key things to avoid:

Don’t turn your bike upside down. You can get water in your headset.
You don’t want to force water into your bearings. So don’t force water into your headset, crankset, or hubs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-lGLbd3BWE

Quote of the week: If it’s not raining, it’s not training.

Stay safe.

Rick Bunnell
President, TeamCBC

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