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hoogie

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Polishing your bike ...
« on: May 13, 2004, 01:06:35 AM »
Does anyone else polish their bike after they clean it??? or am I just being too fussy?

I clean my bike after each dirty ride, or every couple of months if it needs it, and then about once every 3-4 months I give the bike frame a polish with some car polish, after removing things like bottle cages and the like.

Must say, my Nomad looks quite neat after a good clean and polish!

cheers,
hoogie
timaru/oamaru, new zealand
 

George

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Re: Polishing your bike ...
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2004, 02:13:12 AM »
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Originally posted by hoogie

Does anyone else polish their bike after they clean it??? or am I just being too fussy?




I think of that as a "new bike" thing. Mine's 20 years old now, and I clean and polish it occasionally. When it was new, I'd disassemble it down to individual bearings at least once a month.

Either that, or I'm just getting old...
 

Jimbo

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Re: Polishing your bike ...
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2004, 09:06:21 PM »
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Originally posted by hoogie

About once every 3-4 months I give the bike frame a polish with some car polish.


I don't think you're being too fussy!
Those intervals seem reasonable to me,especially as it can be quite satisfying to keep your bike looking good![:p]

Also helps it keep its value![;)]
 

Dan66

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Re: Polishing your bike ...
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2004, 09:56:44 PM »
Hey,

  When i polish my bike i just use some of that Car Wax polish, brings up a nice shine, But be carefull of the transfers!![:D]


 If you really want to go to extra lengths then get some of the tyre black also, spray it onto a cloth and rub it onto tyres etc for a beutifull shine!! Car wax also puts on an invisible coat onto the paint, to help repel mud and water.

  (I work as a car valetor!! [:D])

  Cheers, Dan
 

LowFlyingHawk

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Re: Polishing your bike ...
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2004, 01:10:32 AM »
Are you guys suggesting I should change my habit of only cleaning and oiling the moving parts?  My bike would change colour if I cleaned the frame.