Cleaning MTB's.



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Shaun Rimmer

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I cleaned my bike at lunch time, for the first time in months.

I slid the rear mech cable housing out, flushed with WD40, blew the **** out with an air hose, and
put it back on. I scraped the crud off the jockey wheels with a screwdriver, and kicked the rear
mech a couple of times until some dirt dropped off.

There - spotless again.

Shaun aRe - WTF does 'shiny' mean?
 
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Ground Control©

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"Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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| I cleaned my bike at lunch time, for the first time in months.
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| I slid the rear mech cable housing out, flushed with WD40, blew the ****
out
| with an air hose, and put it back on. I scraped the crud off the jockey wheels with a screwdriver,
| and kicked the rear mech a couple of times
until
| some dirt dropped off.
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| There - spotless again.
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| Shaun aRe - WTF does 'shiny' mean?

I'm one of those shiny bike nuts, or at least I was while I was running the bike shop. During down
time, I would throw my bikes on the stand to clean polish and tinker with them. Now that I'm just a
rider, at least the MTB is getting a nice layer of fine red clay dust.
 
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Shaun Rimmer

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Ground Control© <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> |
> | I cleaned my bike at lunch time, for the first time in months.
> |
> | I slid the rear mech cable housing out, flushed with WD40, blew the ****
> out
> | with an air hose, and put it back on. I scraped the crud off the jockey wheels with a
> | screwdriver, and kicked the rear mech a couple of times
> until
> | some dirt dropped off.
> |
> | There - spotless again.
> |
> |
> |
> | Shaun aRe - WTF does 'shiny' mean?
>
> I'm one of those shiny bike nuts, or at least I was while I was running
the
> bike shop. During down time, I would throw my bikes on the stand to clean polish and tinker with
> them. Now that I'm just a rider, at least the MTB
is
> getting a nice layer of fine red clay dust.

I hit mine with the hose occasionally (and I don't mean like a shambok either), but only if there
are important parts I can see for mud. I usually give the chain a good clean too, but haven't
bothered in a while.

My bike is matte black, so polishing it would be stupid anyhow.

Shaun aRe - Dirt, it's what makes them work.
 
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Cleanbean

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"Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I cleaned my bike at lunch time, for the first time in months.
>
> I slid the rear mech cable housing out, flushed with WD40, blew the ****
out
> with an air hose, and put it back on. I scraped the crud off the jockey wheels with a screwdriver,
> and kicked the rear mech a couple of times
until
> some dirt dropped off.
>
> There - spotless again.
>
>
>
> Shaun aRe - WTF does 'shiny' mean?
>
Dude, where is your bike love?

Cleanbean
 
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Shaun Rimmer

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Cleanbean <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> >
> >
> > I cleaned my bike at lunch time, for the first time in months.
> >
> > I slid the rear mech cable housing out, flushed with WD40, blew the ****
> out
> > with an air hose, and put it back on. I scraped the crud off the jockey wheels with a
> > screwdriver, and kicked the rear mech a couple of times
> until
> > some dirt dropped off.
> >
> > There - spotless again.
> >
> >
> >
> > Shaun aRe - WTF does 'shiny' mean?
> >
> Dude, where is your bike love?

I have bike love. I have shitloads of bikelove. My bike knows this. My bike likes the dirt. My bike
is no posing ****. She is a tough woman. If she breaks, I repair her, and I keep her in good working
order. I have not had to spend a single penny on her in months and months, because she is so well
looked after.

Shaun aRe - Don't you _ever_ question my bike love, MoFo, or I will hunt you down and kill you
repeatedly.
 
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Shaun Rimmer

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bomba <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> Cleanbean wrote:
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> >
> > Dude, where is your bike love?
>
> She's at work, but they're meeting down the pub later.
>
> /duck

Shut it slagwhorequeen, or I shall taunt you with mean words and make you cry, again.

Shaun aRe
 
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Michael Dart

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"Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I cleaned my bike at lunch time, for the first time in months.
>
> I slid the rear mech cable housing out, flushed with WD40, blew the ****
out
> with an air hose, and put it back on. I scraped the crud off the jockey wheels with a screwdriver,
> and kicked the rear mech a couple of times
until
> some dirt dropped off.
>
> There - spotless again.
>

Works fer me.

Mike
 
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Sorni

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"Ground Control©" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> |
> |
> | I cleaned my bike at lunch time, for the first time in months.
> |
> | I slid the rear mech cable housing out, flushed with WD40, blew the ****
> out
> | with an air hose, and put it back on. I scraped the crud off the jockey wheels with a
> | screwdriver, and kicked the rear mech a couple of times
> until
> | some dirt dropped off.
> |
> | There - spotless again.
> |
> |
> |
> | Shaun aRe - WTF does 'shiny' mean?
>
> I'm one of those shiny bike nuts, or at least I was while I was running
the
> bike shop. During down time, I would throw my bikes on the stand to clean polish and tinker with
> them. Now that I'm just a rider, at least the MTB
is
> getting a nice layer of fine red clay dust.

Of course it's red -- we've seen your color-schemes!

Bill "busted" S.
 
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Shaun Rimmer

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Michael Dart <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
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> "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> >
> >
> > I cleaned my bike at lunch time, for the first time in months.
> >
> > I slid the rear mech cable housing out, flushed with WD40, blew the ****
> out
> > with an air hose, and put it back on. I scraped the crud off the jockey wheels with a
> > screwdriver, and kicked the rear mech a couple of times
> until
> > some dirt dropped off.
> >
> > There - spotless again.
> >
>
> Works fer me.

It was a lot faster afterwards.

Shaun aRe
 
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