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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:45 am 
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The bikes i ride off road get cleaned and checked after every ride, the last thing I want of for something to fail whilst I'm miles away from home and mud can hide a thousand sins.. also, seriously who wants a drive train that grinds! I also can't stand black gunky oil on chains.

The bikes I ride on the road get a clean when I can be bothered! :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:49 am 
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As I service and repair a gazzillion bikes a week, I HATE working on a dirty piece of shite so I clean the bikes for the owners with mine as clean as poss.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:23 pm 
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I ride 1-4hrs everyday. hose the worst of the muck off & quick relube. every few days a propper clean.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:30 pm 
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All this talk about cleaning makes me feel like i'm at work :roll:

I'm a cleaning contractor for my sins! Thats why i let others clean my bike.
Anyway what else would they do in the bike shop?
Eat biscuits and drink coffee probably! :wink: lets face it,it's not like a proper job is it? :wink:

Al.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:37 pm 
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al wrote:
All this talk about cleaning makes me feel like i'm at work :roll:

I'm a cleaning contractor for my sins! Thats why i let others clean my bike.
Anyway what else would they do in the bike shop?
Eat biscuits and drink coffee probably! :wink: lets face it,it's not like a proper job is it? :wink:

Al.


depends on the shop. if you're a small team taking 20£K on a saturday then yeh it feels like you;re working...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:39 pm 
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Blast,wipe and lube, plus a yearly strip down and clean, degrease, relube.


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If you're taking 20k, then a bigger team maybe? :wink:

A problem shared is a problem halfed! I don't know how i do it for the money! NEXT. :D


Al. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:56 pm 
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al wrote:
If you're taking 20k, then a bigger team maybe? :wink:



nope.. i left instead to get a proper job.. this was like 10yrs ago tho..


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:02 pm 
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20k ten years ago. :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:40 pm 
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Well now that someone else has admited it i also love the smell of GT85 :lol:


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