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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:39 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Just a thought...as I fitted a new chain yesterday and noticed the ring was a wee dirty....so I took the crank off, and ring, and cleaned it all.
Is this normal behaviour? :lol:
PS When the bike gets really dirty it's a full strip and rebuild


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:40 pm 
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you mean they should be cleaned???? :shock: :shock: :shock:
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:42 pm 
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:lol: I know, I have a mate that never 'really' cleans his bike. Like finger nails on a chalk board to me


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:48 pm 
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Im not obsessive..... just very picky :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:51 pm 
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Ermm? :oops:

Mine get a clean when you have to guess the frame colour. :D

OK it's not quite that bad, but they receive more of a wipe down than a clean unless they're really mingin'.

Then there's a full service and strip down twice a year (But probably only once this year 'cos I'm not doing much riding at the moment).


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:04 pm 
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I take mine down to my local bike shop in PZ with fictitious problems, as i know John or Ian will give it a clean once it's up on the stand! :wink:
In fact John cleaned my rear wheel today as i had play in the rear hub.
Works for me! :D

al. :D

ps The play was the lock ring not tightening up as it needed a spacer.no i didn't remove the spacer for a free wheel clean! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:05 pm 
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al wrote:
I take mine down to my local bike shop in PZ with fictitious problems, as i know John or Ian will give it a clean once it's up on the stand! :wink:
In fact John cleaned my rear wheel today as i had play in the rear hub.
Works for me! :D

al. :D

ps The play was the lock ring not tightening up as it needed a spacer.no i didn't remove the spacer for a free wheel clean! :D


Lazy get :wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:09 pm 
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If my bike gets sh1tty it gets washed, cleaned and lubed even if it means after every ride and I'm sodden and freezing. If it's just dusty (harhar :roll: ) then it gets washed and lubed after a few rides. Every now and then I'll give 'em all a real good clean and polish.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:36 pm 
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I can't be arsed being a lazy get! Sounds like a job discription to me. :wink:

Al. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:42 pm 
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Ive been told im pretty anal with my bikes :oops:

I just like to think I take good care of them? :?


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