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It's a disease....who else has caught it?(17 posts)

It's a disease....who else has caught it?OPUSsum
Aug 21, 2003 1:18 PM
My post down below regarding chain cleaning made me realize how truly sick I am.

Are you this sick?

Here are the symptoms:

Do you-
Clean and polish every spoke nipple?
Clean the grit out of every cog tooth by hand?
Clean those little holes in a shimano cassette with a strip of rag?
Clean every bolt's threads with your thumbs finger nail (rag over it obviously)
Grease the micro-threads on your tubes valve stems?
Clean the inside of your seat tube?
Clean the inside of your seat post?
Clean the sidewalls and tread of your tires?
Completely dissasemble pedals and clean everything?
Clean the inside of cable housing?
Clean the inside of all exposed bolt heads?
Pull both derailleurs of the bike to disassemble and clean?
Clean skewer springs?
Clean the inner tubes?

If you experience any of the above symptoms, congrats your as psycho as I am. It may sound crazy but believe my, I have one CLEAN bike!

P.S. It's done every 500-750km
re: It's a disease....who else has caught it?xxl
Aug 21, 2003 1:20 PM
It's only a disease if you're using your tongue for all this...
you missed a spot...divve
Aug 21, 2003 2:01 PM
....on my MTB rear derailleur.
you missed a spot...OPUSsum
Aug 21, 2003 3:11 PM
Nice pic man! What kind of bike is that?

I'm planning on building up a Specialized Epic with 03' XTR, Mavic Crossmax SL, and SID World Cup.

I love that new XTR!

Ride On!
you missed a spot...aliensporebomb
Aug 21, 2003 8:28 PM
Cool. I also have an Epic. XTR rear derailleur is it so far
but I'll be adding more as I go. Eventually it will be all
XTR if I can help it. Crossmax wheels would be nice but the
roadie gets Ksyriums first.
Sweet bike man!OPUSsum
Aug 22, 2003 5:36 AM
Isn't stable-platform suspension sweet? Ha Ha, I'm just thinking of all the non-mtb'ers on here who have no idea what we're talking about.

Ride On!
Sweet bike man!aliensporebomb
Aug 22, 2003 7:38 AM
It's just the best. I'm "Blue 'Goose" over at's
passion board by the way. I love my roadie but I love my
Epic too!
Sweet bike man!OPUSsum
Aug 22, 2003 8:09 AM
I'm 'steelisreal' over at mtbr. Your right Mountain biking and Road biking are the perfect compliment to each other. I feel everyone who does one should at least try the other. So what kind of road bike do you got?

Ride On!
Sweet bike man!aliensporebomb
Aug 22, 2003 10:58 AM
My roadie is a Giant TCR2.

For a stupidly huge picture of it......

Here's a view of my 2003 XTR rear der on the other bike...
You clean your inner tubes? You've got to be kiddingnewridr
Aug 21, 2003 2:56 PM
Do you also wash your hands 35 times a day? I have a new handle for you - MONK.
Ok, I got an explanation for that one...OPUSsum
Aug 21, 2003 3:16 PM
Using soapy water, it gives me a chance to look for leaks, especially those slow ones which I always seem to get.

And no I don't wash my hands 35 times a day!

It's actually 40 times a day. j/k.

Ride On
You are a sick wacko ;-) Every 500k?...rwbadley
Aug 21, 2003 3:18 PM
I have been known to clean a part or two. Usually after it has stopped working and needs attention....

I will keep the nice bikes looking fresh and taken care of. I also have a bike or two that may not get a rag tossed at it for, uh, quite some time.

To each his own, you wacko, compulsive, nutcase ;-)

Please feel free to stop by my place anytime you please.fracisco
Aug 21, 2003 4:03 PM
My bike is a mess. All I ask is a good chain cleaning.

You can leave the inner tubes and valve stems alone.
polish each spoke nipple? that's OCD dude! nmCritLover
Aug 21, 2003 5:13 PM
Yooz one sick puppy....asphalt assault
Aug 21, 2003 5:24 PM
When do you find time to ride???

Heck, I gave my roadie a good cleaning after last Sundays ride because I got tar all over it (yuck!). I probably havn't given my MTB a good cleaning in a couple of'l just get slopped up again.

Whatever puts that smile on your face I guess.
do i? no. nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 22, 2003 6:24 AM
re: It's a disease....who else has caught it?aliensporebomb
Aug 22, 2003 8:05 AM
I do tend to keep my roadie (and my MTB) clean just because
of the horrible amount of money I spent to buy these things.

I like to keep them nice, you know?