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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Location: London UK
Hackney more specifically.. or central. Used to be a place by the canal in Kingsland Road would steam clean and give your bike a good scrubbing for £4 but they're gone now. Anyone recommend a good alternative that doesn't want to charge you £10 and "valet" your bike..?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:16 pm 
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At home of course!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:43 pm 
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personally I'd never ever use a jetwash on any of my bikes. It forces water into places it shouldn't go, and can remove paint and decals. A normal hose, some Muck Off, and a bit of elbow grease does the job.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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It's only for my runaround.. and i dont have a garden or the room/patience to do it myself in the flat..


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:40 pm 
retrobike rider
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that's what the bath's for ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:06 am 
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I have used the bath and a wallpaper steamer with the nozzle adapter to clean a bike before..mrs at the time weren't happy so I got rid...of the mrs


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:26 pm 
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car wash :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:45 am 
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Why wash your 'runaround'?

I worked for years riding the same old bikes, never washing any of them intentionally!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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It is only my utility bike, but i hate it getting dirty much. Frankly it's hard work resisting the tinkering urge to upgrade it beyond recognition.. as with any bike i own, economically sensible or not!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:05 pm 
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find a garage that has a pay an go jet wash theres one near me
you put £2 in the slot an get a bout 5 mins use of jet wash with soap etc


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