How to Clean Your Mountainbike

How to clean your muddy mountainbike
This is a cheap way to clean and lube your bike and let it shine like new
Always clean your bije after a muddy ride, especially the drivetrain will wear out fast if you don't

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Step 1: Tools to Clean

The stuff I used to clean my bike:
A garden hose
Soapy water
Dishwashing brush

Step 2: Hose Off the Whole Bike With Water

Make sure you don't spray onto your bearings and headset

Step 3: Spray the Whole Bike With Water and Soap Espicially the Drivetrain

Step 4: Clean the Casette, Chainrings and Derailleurs With the Diswashing Brush

Step 5:

Step 6: Clean the Whole Bike With the Spounge and Soapy Water

Step 7:

Step 8: Spray Wd40 on the Chain, Derailleurs and Clipless Padels

Step 9: Done, Bike Is Clean and Ready for the Next Ride

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    2 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Great work! But I have to tell you WD-40 is not a good choice for your chain.

    WD-40 gets muddy after a while, and while it does repel water, it also attracts debris and dust, which gets into the links of the chain effectively grinding them from the inside.

    I'd suggest using an cycling-specific oil, or a TPF-based lubricant. I can't find either in my country, so I use oil for guns. The oil employed for automatic firearms sticks to the metals, repels water, and lubes parts under violent movements and high temperatures. Those qualities make a great lube for bike chains.

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    Willemtech curbowman

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you for you reply, good advise to use gun oil. I used wd40 because it's cheap.