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 Post subject: Bike Wash facilities
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:36 pm 
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Do you use the bike wash facilities at trail centres? They tend to be pressure washers. Thought these were a big "no no" for cleaning bikes?

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Wash facilities
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:16 pm 
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Usually just hoses, certainly not high pressure (not the ones i've used anyway)

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Wash facilities
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:02 pm 
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The ones at Thetford are pressure washer type. I used it on both bikes on Sunday, probably a bad idea?

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Wash facilities
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:16 pm 
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Just be careful around the bearings, do it from distance and at a right angle to the seals and it should be ok.

Its a good idea to get some muc off or wizard wash on it before hand, so ur not trying to blast the mud off.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Wash facilities
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:28 pm 
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Does Muc-Off really disperse caked on thick mud?

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Wash facilities
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:43 pm 
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MyNameIsDave wrote:
Does Muc-Off really disperse caked on thick mud?


Used more to remove old dirty oil/grease on chain, gears, disc brake rotors than the mud on the frame

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 Post subject: Re: Bike Wash facilities
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:13 pm 
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It removes everything dampen the bike spray on leave for 5 then rinse off


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Wash facilities
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:51 am 
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^^ What he said^^


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Wash facilities
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:50 am 
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...apart from the paint, hopefully. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Wash facilities
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:53 pm 
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No paint but five minutes is the recommended but I've left it on for longer when the kids have gone nuclear with no issues :)


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 Post subject: Re: Bike Wash facilities
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:06 pm 
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It's also very good at breaking up the oil from spills on concrete when doing a car oil change :)


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