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Advice on bike cleaning after wet, salty rides.(3 posts)

Advice on bike cleaning after wet, salty rides.Alex-in-Evanston
Nov 21, 2002 8:31 AM
I got my dream bike two months ago, and it's lugged steel. I was out this past weekend in drizzly/snowy conditions, and it dawns on me that the municipalities I was riding through had salted. My typical modus with the old bike (not steel) was to let the crud dry, wipe down and don't worry about it. Should I change my routine? Wash in soapy clean water immediately?

Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks,

Alex
Yes, clean it right away (if you like your bike). nmMB1
Nov 21, 2002 8:53 AM
Concurfbg111
Nov 22, 2002 6:06 AM
I ride at the beach and my bike gets a film of sea salt on it by the end of my ride. Always wash it off asap. I also wipe it down with Pedro's Bike Lust when I'm done. That stuff helps keep it clean and makes the salt and crud fall right off when I spray it down.