I went for a ride this morning and, what can I say, its wet here which means things are slippery. Tracks I thought I knew and could trust have become things to be wary of.
What happened? We climbed a bumpy track, I fell off and just lost my groove. I arrived home earlier than I had planned, so what to do with this spare ride time? Well, clean my bike.
A clean bike looks good, performs better, lasts longer and is easier to maintain. Enough said those are all great reasons to reach for your bike cleaning kit.
If you are anything like me your bike needs to be cleaned more often than it does. To help you achieve a more regular cleaning routine you need a bike cleaning kit. A kit that is ready to go when find that spare moment to clean your bike. You can put a kit together yourself or purchase the ready to go kits at goRide.
WHATS IN A BASIC BIKE CLEANING KIT?
A bucket – that you will need to fill with water.
A solution/detergent that will help remove dirt, grease and grime. We recommend an eco-friendly detergent
Add to your bucket of water and to your spray bottle at a ratio of 1:10 (solution: water) and it becomes your general bike cleaning solution. This product is also your chain cleaner (degreaser- in its undiluted form). Shop here
Bucket of water and some eco-freindly kitchen detergent. Though not bike speicifc and not as good at removing grease and dirt it will do the job.
Cleaning Tools – Brushes and clothes to help you clean.
A small bristled brush. Eg a toothbrush. This is to get into areas that you found challenging with your long bristed brush or for spot cleaning.
Cleaning cloths and useful as a large cleaning surface and for using to wipe off grease and dirt.
Want to clean now….great, take a look at our general bike cleaning guide for all the tips and tricks you will need for a thorough basic clean of your bike. Remember once you have cleaned your chain you will need to lube your bike chain. If you want to clean with the kids or think it’s about time you learnt some things about your bike while you clean go to Bike Cleaning for the Kids & You.
Prefer a Kit that is ready to go check out goRide has cleaning kits.
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