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Correct method of cleaning/caring for bike after downpour.(4 posts)

Correct method of cleaning/caring for bike after downpour.MXL02
Sep 17, 2002 12:39 PM
I got caught in a downpour last weekend, and did my best to dry/clean my bike, but don't know exactly what the best method is. Any suggestions, other than toweling it off, and lubing it?
re: Correct method of cleaning/caring for bike after downpour.mike r
Sep 17, 2002 1:11 PM
clean off the bike with a low pressure hose to get most gunk off it, then clean chain, cassette, chainset with a rag. spray some water displacer (wd40) on rear/front mech, brakes levers, lube whan dry. I spend at most 5-10 minutes doing this. it rains a lot here in ireland, don't want to spend my weekend cleaning/disassembling/regreasing my bike every time it gets wet.

I use a wax lube on my chain. its fantastic, chain stays clean
Thanks- anything I need to do to the wheels/hubs?MXL02
Sep 17, 2002 1:17 PM
re: Correct method of cleaning/caring for bike after downpour.Lactate Junkie
Sep 18, 2002 1:55 PM
Follow this link.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/fix/?id=BCB4