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The completed guide can now be found here

I've given a couple of responses to a thread about cleaning your bike and realised that I could have gone on all day. Would anyone be interested in a comprehensive, photo-based guide on taking care of your bike and all of its components? If you look after your bike, you can be sure that it'll look after you.
It's no small task, so I'll only do it if I figure enough people will get something out of it.
Let me know...
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I'm not even a beginner and I'd like it, would be nice to see how other people take care of their bikes. A video would probably be easier to make.
 

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Whats the big deal? I just use a hose and an old toilet brush. It's just gonna get dirty again soon anyways.

Sorry to be a humbug but I for one don't see the big deal. Just an opinion. Not trying to step on any toes.
 

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Maida7,

I asked if anyone would be interested, not if anyone wasn't interested.
I found that my components all worked better and lasted longer if they were looked after, so I thought I'd share what I'd learned with anyone who was interested.
If you're happy with your hose then look the other way, I don't see the point in replying in the negative. There is no big deal, just something that you're not interested in.
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I would definantly be interested in something like this. Been looking for a good guide to cleaning my bike after a ride, expecially how to clean a dusty bike, and properly lubing all parts. Thanks man :thumbsup:
 

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Yes, AAABSolutely!! And does anyone put those spray things on the tire to make them shine? I did yesterday and it seems like it was a NO, NO, since I got it all on my rims—now I have to worry about the brakes working properly.
 

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I'd be in. I think it would be useful for those of us who are new and only had experience with bargain basement department store bikes. I would like to be able to take care of the object I just dropped a ton of money on
 

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Normdzn,
Isopranol, or rubbing alcohol, is what you need for getting polish off of your rims. You'll get it in 500ml bottles at a pharmacy and it is great for cleaning any unwanted substance of pretty much any part of your bike.
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I would be grealty interested also. How offten do you lube things also???after eather ride or what??
 

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Very Interested

Just got my first mtb last week have wiped it down after each ride, but drove it in some wetnes yesterday and could use some info on what to do. Great idea....so when will you have this done.
 

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Count me in - please. Not new to mtn biking or bike cleaning, but always willing to get tips on what I could do better! Will only be helping my bike. Thanks.
 

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Better get my camera out...

OK, it looks like there's plenty of folk who'd be interested. I'll aim to do as much as I can over the weekend and post something up early next week.
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I hope your working on this now. Don't forget to add detail about the products you are using. Thanks this will help me out a lot.
 

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Rocafella24 said:
I hope your working on this now. Don't forget to add detail about the products you are using. Thanks this will help me out a lot.
Hey Rocafella! I got the same bike!! The 07 Black one, its sweet. How do you like yours?

And yeah, Steve, chop chop, lets go!! :D Cheers.
 

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Cam ye harris...

..as nobody else in England says. I have no spare time until the weekend, and even then I have a seal kit to fit on a new (old) Hope Mini, fit the brake and bleed it. You'll understand, I'm sure, that that will take priority over, well, anything.
I said I'd have the guide by early next week, and I will.
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