HOW TO PROPERLY CLEAN AND CLEAN YOUR BIKE?
A well-maintained bicycle lasts much longer. There is much less chance that some parts will spoil or break (e.g., an ATV chain if you drive often).
Some components may rust, no longer work properly, and in the long term, it is, therefore, your safety and well-being that can be altered.
Maintaining a bike does not require much time. For mountain bikers, for example, it is recommended to clean it after each ride.
For others, whose general condition of the bike seems correct, a simple routine check before leaving is sufficient (tire pressure, tight screws, effective braking, lighting that works ??) as long as you clean your Cycling from time to time, depending on the frequency of your outings.
– Cloths, soft brush
– Lubricating oil for bicycle
degreaser – Bicycle Cleaner
You will find all these maintenance products in the support part of the bike
You can also opt for the All in One, all-in-one product that locks, cleans, lubricates, and protects your bike. All in One contains a resin that protects the frame against external aggressions.
The different stages of bike maintenance
What product to clean his ATV?
Get your bicycle cleaning products and a bucket of water to which you will have added a bit of bike cleaner.
Be careful not to use dishwashing detergents as some of these products will damage the frame and other components of your bike.
Put yourself in a clean place, and make sure you have room around the bike.
Cleaning the frame and wheels
The frame is cleaned with a sponge and a bicycle cleaning solution. Do not use jets of water, as these, too powerful, could damage the components of the bike. Sponge every part of your frame, fork and other items that do not fear water.
As for the saddle, make sure that it is not made of cloth or other material that would absorb the water.
If you also want to clean the rims or spokes of your wheels, take a rag to be able to scratch these elements carefully.
Rinsing and drying
Then rinse the bicycle so that there is no trace of soap or cleaning product.
Then, the most important step of cleaning your bike is drying it. Take a dry cloth so that you can scrub all wet areas so that your bike does not get damaged prematurely.
A bike or any of its components that remain moist can be dangerous, can rust and be much less efficient.
Degreasing and lubrication of the chain
The transmission (chain, trays, and cassette) requires special cleaning. If your chain is dirty or makes noise, it is useful to follow the following steps:
First, degrease the chain. With the degreasing spray, spray the solution onto the cassette (the small trays on the rear wheel) changing the speeds so that the entire chain and plates are degreased.
The second step after degreasing is lubrication so that the chain can slide and change gears without any problems.
To lubricate the chain, repeat the degreasing operation with the bicycle oil. Make sure that the entire chain is well oiled and trays.
Squeeze excess oil with a dry cloth if necessary. Too much oil can cause the chain to become too fast.
Cleaning of other components
Some parts must be cleaned thoroughly. This may include bicycle handles (some with poor moisture resistance) or brakes, whether they are disc or not.
A wet brake will sometimes make noise, but also and especially will brake less than if it was dry. Be careful not to splash these components when cleaning.
Finally, to complete this advice, you can read the one concerning the maintenance of the chain