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Bike washing dont's...(15 posts)

Bike washing dont's...Kristin
Aug 26, 2003 12:19 PM
Only if your bearings are dirty.........nmMR_GRUMPY
Aug 26, 2003 12:25 PM
why is this bad?ColnagoFE
Aug 26, 2003 1:14 PM
I would imagine most MTB bearings are sealed anyway and to really get em clean you have to use lots of water. Don't you ever run through streams on your MTB?
aren't you assuming that they are in waterishmael
Aug 26, 2003 1:27 PM
they're not cleaning, but oiling.
That is some nasty looking water. nmMg1
Aug 27, 2003 9:34 AM
you think?ishmael
Aug 27, 2003 10:44 AM
It's very comforatble looking to me. Maybe a thin slime on the bottom. But after watching someone else go in and not come out squealing I'd go in. and I'd like it. It's been too long. oooo so long. You camp much? "Camp"...an awful word for a beautiful thing. What am I doing here. We have only ourselves to blame for where we end up. Ultimately. If not we are slaves. I want my green, slimy pond. And I'd grow to love that slime and cover my whole body with it. Cover myself with it. Lick from it's gnarliest crevice. NOt this machine before me now. What a hellish world I've created. And you all decieved me. You were all fools too. Where's Jesus when you need him. The Jesus I know doesn't see us in pain, watching from the metaphorical above and not try to show the path. The stupid, stupid, spiritual rational for not doing anything. Just wait for god to come down and clean up the mess the children made. Beauty in everything is leaving. A purge before a war maybe. I feel sorrow for the sheep of such a cruel master. But no I feel scorn, and when they prey on me in the street saying they are saved, I sneer. Saved from what I ask.
cars and other funking shiit...ishmael
Aug 27, 2003 10:57 AM
Dr. Sloan, renounded for wiseness and a level head, keeps watch over the children. Erasing the evil. But they are good, and the battles all ended, and the milestone of physical combat was never reach. There wasn't much else to do. So the Dr. turned off his machine.
LOL! Ishy, take your medication, buddy! nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 27, 2003 11:03 AM
I don't understand!gtscottie
Aug 26, 2003 2:15 PM
I quite often wash my MTB off in a creek or pond while on the trail it gets a lot of mud off that you don't want to pack around. All the bearings are sealed anyway. That is the whole idea behind riding off road....getting dirty.
duh. forget the biketwobits
Aug 26, 2003 2:52 PM
keep your filthy bike out of our creeks and streams and use your head. bearings are cheap compared to the loss of our environment.
**roll eyes** nmTower
Aug 27, 2003 4:06 AM
Kristins right..the bull
Aug 26, 2003 4:27 PM
I would not do this.
Fully submerging a hub or bottom bracket is a bad idea.
Bearings are not really "sealed" as in "waterproof".
they are "sealed" to keep out dirt.
yep, no water on "sealed" bearings (nm)lemmy999
Aug 26, 2003 6:18 PM
come on now this is a mountain bike!ColnagoFE
Aug 27, 2003 7:09 AM
You telling me you never submerged your hubs crossing a stream?
yes...very bad posture...gromit
Aug 27, 2003 3:31 AM
they should should bend their knees. They could do major back injury with a bend and twist like that, especially after a ride.
Otherwise no problem for a mtb...