cleaning bikes can be a real pain but I
hate riding dirty black actually hate it so that’s come up with a way of keeping
my bikes clean that didn’t take ages and wasn’t a faff here’s my five minute by
cleaning routine that I can do immediately after every ride especially
in the wet so my bike never gets really filthy and
I can always set off with a shiny bike the first thing I do when I get in is
immediately filled a bucket of hot water with washing up liquid now some people complain that it damages
the paint but I’ve never found this to be a problem before i start watching
that here is my controversial technique I use
wd-40 as my degreaser i know i can almost hear the disgust from here but
I’m disorganized it’s always on hand and it works for me
so give it a try put the chain in the big ring and the
smallest sprocket at the back and then spray wd-40 on your chain and cassette
and give them a bit of spin now get my bucket hot soapy water and
start getting stuck in with a cast sponge start at the top of the bike with
the handlebars first I’m pretty generous with the amount of
water that i’m using also do the saddle at this point because if any crap comes
off it then I still have time to wash it off
the rest of the part is it drips down actually got the end of a broken brush
to clean underneath my setup still works pretty well even though it’s got a
handle anymore now wash the top tube and the down cheap
the rest of the bike the front of the right now it’s time to
pop the front where that so I can wash it properly and also watch the inside of
the forks and particularly inside the brake calipers we’re all that black crap
hangs around front will next take a sponge and quickly run it over the tire
pressing quite firmly on the brake surface of the rim just to get any kind of black gunk off
the rip and collects if you’ve been breaking then returned to the rim you can do this really quickly and then
the spokes and then finally the hub with the front wheel still out it’s time to do the same with the back
will now rest the bike on the tips of the four blades and on the brake levers
that it’s much better for it then having upside down and it also means you can
clean the grumpiest bit of the bike the rear triangle see these days brake
calipers and then change days particularly the drive side next the
back will approach it exactly the same as the front except give the cassette a
good going-over as well the wd-40 you sprayed on earlier will
have loosened up any kind of oil grease so it should come up really quickly at
the tire on the rim times but the wheels back in now has 12 the last bit the drivetrain while you can clean the rest of the
black the wd-40 well then gently degreasing the chain to
the change down the big ring I take my black donkey sponge and just
start to rock shit like that you can see the straight way comes up
really clean now the chain has been really really thickly coated in old oil
it might take a second going over the wd-40 if that’s the case given us brown real
mac now and it shouldn’t take much to keep this clean because I clean it
regularly a sponge all dick just put it against the jockey wheels
give it a bit split right channels now nearly there remember to the both front and back of
the chainrings back to the chain out clean sponge and just a quick going over
with soap and water and it should be pretty much close to spotless now now that’s all the cleaning done all i
need to do now is rinse all the dirty soapy water off the bike house but we’re
great for that failing that is the bucket of clean
water yeah yeah now for the ultimate cheeks trick use
wd-40 for the lubricant as well as a degreaser now I know every rule in the book says
this isn’t going to work but I’ve use nothing but for the last
five years in the UK in winter doing five hour training rides that says quite
a lot and then use it for the road as well use it for something across the
mountain biking to if you use a normal degreaser the wd-40 isn’t going to work
ill last five minutes and the drive chain but if you use it for both the
greeting and lubricant some reason it seems to work now before you cry foul actually w40
have not paid me to endorse their product so this is just me being a lazy black
rider looking for a cheap trick spray it on your bike on the chain is
set to rail at trailer brake caliper brake caliper try making it part of your
writing routine just five minutes after ride and you always get to ride a shiny
bike will last longer and it will work better and if after that you still think
the wd-40 sucks feel free to complain in the comments
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The 5 Minute Bike Wash – How To Clean Your Bike In A Hurry
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100 thoughts on “The 5 Minute Bike Wash – How To Clean Your Bike In A Hurry

  • February 22, 2019 at 4:53 pm
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    omg my bike’s like new… been putting off cleaning my bike, thought I needed different oils and cleaners unsure how to work it out… this is dead simple😍😍

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  • February 23, 2019 at 7:38 am
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    I have 21 gear cycle they told us not to wash with water because its a gear cycle and ideas??

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  • February 24, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Looks like you go through a couple of sponges each clean. Need to make sure you don't use that dirty sponge on the seat or handlebars especially if they are white

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  • March 3, 2019 at 2:21 pm
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    This video is 5:47 long and heavily edited, the title is bollocks.

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  • March 11, 2019 at 12:51 am
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    Buy "bike lust" to clean bike you clean entire bike with it. Its great!

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  • March 11, 2019 at 6:42 pm
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    Safe to use a jet wash or hose pipe?

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  • March 15, 2019 at 6:38 am
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    how i can clean hidrolic oil disk brakes just with sponge???

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  • March 21, 2019 at 1:39 pm
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    Nice trip!

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  • March 22, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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    Is that dishwasing liquid?

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  • March 23, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    What if i live in the city and dont have the option of a wide open area with a hose

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  • March 27, 2019 at 10:40 pm
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    1:40 racist lmao

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  • March 31, 2019 at 11:18 pm
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    All you have done is spread dirty water around the bike.
    You should have a grit guard sitting in the bottom of the bucket.
    I wouldn't use the same sponge on the oily bits AND the paint work.

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  • April 2, 2019 at 3:13 am
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    finally someone who uses WD-40

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  • April 2, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    Well he said he is cheap thats why he uses WD40 instead of a proper chain lube

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  • April 5, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    But . Not.. bor ..you got it

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  • April 7, 2019 at 8:38 am
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    How much your bike is?

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  • April 7, 2019 at 5:13 pm
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    No use wd40 . only use brake cleaner spray . wd40 not use bike .

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  • April 7, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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    It takes me five minutes thinking over if I should clean my bike or not.

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  • April 9, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    HOW IN THIS WORLD HE TOOK THE WHEEL OFF IN 5 SECONDS

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  • April 11, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    Most people get cheated by the 5mins (too attractive). But really appreciate this, give me a good start anyway 😂 cheers

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  • April 13, 2019 at 6:13 pm
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    I still think the WD-40 sucks.

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  • April 20, 2019 at 2:22 am
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    Always I used W 40 in my bike thinking people used more expensive products.

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  • April 21, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    I cant remember how a clean bike looks

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  • April 25, 2019 at 11:23 am
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    Hmm. Great tip on the WD-40. Clean & lube.

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  • April 28, 2019 at 3:49 am
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    WD-40 GRUBBLE GRUBBLE GRUBBLE !!!

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  • April 28, 2019 at 7:21 am
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    First spray the bike with water 💦 then use a sponge 🧽 in that way most of the sand and dirt drop off and you won’t scratch the paint that much. WD40 very bad idea 🤪👎🏼

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  • April 28, 2019 at 4:13 pm
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    Just go to the pool then throw your bike, and done.

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  • May 1, 2019 at 8:59 am
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    I don't see why you need to wash a road bike. It says it in the name road bike that you ride on the roads so you are not riding through mud or dirt, therefore, there is nothing to make your bike dirty.

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  • May 3, 2019 at 12:38 pm
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    The only way to finish this wash in 5' is to fill a bath tub with WD40 and dip the bike 5 times in it. If there is extra time left, you take a bath yourself. In WD40. Always.

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  • May 5, 2019 at 9:33 am
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    I am not sure about spraying the breaks…

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  • May 7, 2019 at 8:12 am
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    And the whole WD-40 crap right into the ground.

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  • May 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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    Did the WD40 kill your grass?

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  • May 10, 2019 at 9:50 am
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    but to clean the bike u first need to ride the bike
    but to ride the bike u first need to buy a bike
    but to buy a bike u first need money
    but to have money u first need to save up
    but to save up it takes years proving that washing a bike takes more than 5 minutes

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  • May 11, 2019 at 10:24 am
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    Can i take one of your bike sir?

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  • May 13, 2019 at 12:55 am
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    I am not taking my tire of

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  • May 13, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    I put the wp40 also on the roast chicken and it is very good….(lol)

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  • May 14, 2019 at 7:20 am
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    Never use washing up liquid, It contains salt and will eventually dull your paint!, also use should slightly wet your frame before cleaning to soften the muck – if you don’t you will scratch your frame when cleaning. Use a good quality car shampoo and then a quality wax for the frame and this will keep it looking mint!

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  • May 17, 2019 at 6:58 pm
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    What kind of soap does he use? He says "washing up liquid" and I have no idea what that means lol

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  • May 20, 2019 at 8:12 am
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    I used to use WD-40 on my bike, until I started watching biking videos.

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  • May 20, 2019 at 10:21 am
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    This is a nightmare, it's now in worse shape than it was before you started clean. Pieces of dirt and sand are flowed directly into bearings and moving surfaces with water & wd 40, then never washed out of there. Dirt oil sponge has left numerous oil spots all over the bike. WD-40 on breaks destroyed pads. WD40 on cassette & derailleurs became a magnet for sand and dust again. WD-40 destroys all sealings in hubs, bottom bracket, and soon longterm, also destroys the real lube there.
    If you don't have enought time (1-2hrs) to clean your bike with dry tissues, accurately applying wet tissues, and accurately applying dry lubes – just better to not clean at all. Give it to repair shop to clean few times a year.
    WD-40 is not a lube, it is a degreaser! It is much more liquid than water and goes into all bearings immediately, destroying their own lube and sealings!!

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  • May 21, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Sir my friend's s works was destroyed by a moped in the philipines. We were riding to the kaybang tunnel i think then suddenly a moped crash in to my friend's s works and the moped driver can't pay the bike because he is just a trike driver. Got back to the us now

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  • May 23, 2019 at 11:51 pm
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    I bought wd40 today

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  • May 27, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    Don't take this the wrong way (though some of you will) but….using WD40 or anything else as a cleaner / lubricant…wear gloves. Yea, those cheap blue or black things. You don't want WD40 or anything else absorbing into your skin, because, that schmidt ain't "non-toxic"….it is toxic and it may get you in the end! Don't let that crap repeatedly get on your skin!

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  • May 27, 2019 at 11:22 pm
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    never spray wd-40 on your chain.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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    A good cheap chain degreaser you can use is diesel or kerosene and a paintbrush.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 10:12 pm
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    I don't have a hose. Can I use a spray bottle?

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  • June 5, 2019 at 2:41 am
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    I actually use WD-40
    FIGHT ME😂

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  • June 5, 2019 at 8:37 pm
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    Very strange. A good way to destroy your hubs spraying WD40 all over them! Not recommended

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  • June 8, 2019 at 6:11 am
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    Thanks, great video. I just did it on my muddy mountain bike. Works fine now.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 11:36 pm
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    Nice onesy, faggot. Thank you for this instructional video, though.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 4:43 pm
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    Simple

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  • June 13, 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    How about the soap getting into the bearings? Just my mind or something to watch out for?

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  • June 15, 2019 at 7:16 am
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    Hmmm…. WD40 and dishsoap? or $100 Muc-off kit?

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  • June 16, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    You should not have put the brush that you used to wash under the saddle back in the bucket, a you know this gets a lot of grit and what you have done is returned the grit to the clean water then the sponge will catch the grit and you will scratch the paint work on the frame….. nice video tho and lovely bike

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:08 pm
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    Or you could just use the muck off urban bicycle care pink liquid to spray it down wait 2munutes and then use hose pressure to rinse it off

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  • June 22, 2019 at 4:12 am
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    Where did you find that simple bike stand? Thanks.

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  • June 22, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    After every ride??? with all the detergent on the gras? Ridiculous!! did you ever mention "environment" …. every month on a suited ground i more than enough

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  • June 23, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    WD40 fuckin sucks

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  • June 23, 2019 at 8:30 pm
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    Simon has officially lost it.

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  • June 24, 2019 at 4:23 am
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    Wd 40 Sucks!!!! Kidding i dont know

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  • June 25, 2019 at 4:47 am
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    Wtf I cannot remove my wheels in one click.

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  • June 25, 2019 at 8:10 am
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    Thanks for the update 😁

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  • June 29, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    what kind of bike stand is that?

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  • June 30, 2019 at 4:00 am
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    Its almost midnight here i am watching you tube videos on how to wash bikes. Went to the store, have all the stuff, still waiting on little green men to come out and clean my bike.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 11:03 am
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    I clean my bike once a weak

    Every 26 weeks

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  • July 6, 2019 at 5:44 am
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    Wd 40 is so good it makes my bike go smoother.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 10:11 am
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    Ok all good, but personally I'd clean the rear tyre and rim before cleaning the greasy cluster. Makes sense to me.

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  • July 7, 2019 at 11:03 am
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    I don't like usig wd 40 because it cause a damage to a seal

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  • July 8, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    Is WD-40 carbon safe?

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  • July 9, 2019 at 6:27 pm
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    LoL another thing WD-40 is good for, it can even be used for 🎣, what can it not do?

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  • July 10, 2019 at 11:34 pm
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    When you came here for the video but ended up staying for the comments 😂

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  • July 13, 2019 at 12:50 am
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    If you use WD-40 on your gear casette, the latching sounds will become louder and it also wear down faster

    all of the lubricants came out = less mechanic protection
    😀

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  • July 13, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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    what type of soap u use?

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  • July 13, 2019 at 10:00 pm
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    degreasing your bike on the grass… awsome !

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  • July 15, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    You must have OCD….the bike was clean before you started.

    Stay off the grass verge while riding…..your road bike should not get dirty on tarmac……

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  • July 16, 2019 at 4:24 am
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    WD-40 is a brilliant degreaser and lubricates fine with regular application. On my motorcycles I follow up with a proper chain lubricant but on a well cared-for bicycle WD-40 is fine. Anything with more staying power will also do a better job of collecting grit.

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  • July 17, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    何で黒人ディスられたんだ

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  • July 18, 2019 at 5:55 pm
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    1:57 in case you didnt hear that here you go, you are welcome.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 8:08 pm
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    WD-40 works better then Windex

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  • July 19, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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    You should do something to not get all that WD40 into the environment, put the bike on an old newspaper or similar.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 11:29 pm
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    Dude. That’s awesome. Wd40 is amazing. I get the same dirty looks on the piano tuning trade but i swear it works. It’s almost like people want a more expensive option but it’s the best. So cheers!

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  • July 25, 2019 at 11:34 am
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    Wd 40 nimmt Weichmacher aus dem Metal das ist sehr gefährlich ….wd40 danger 4 metal!!!….

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  • July 26, 2019 at 8:36 am
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    Just ride through a puddle and wipe it afterwards 😂

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  • July 27, 2019 at 7:01 am
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    I have used WD 40 and it cleaned the grease so well , it degrease all lubricant inside the chain internal bearing that it stated to produced creaking sound . The shop mechanic said chain could no longer be safe and needed a new one ( replaced). This is before your video . What went wrong in my case ? email- [email protected] gmail.com from Malaysia 😅

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:57 pm
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    Subcribe to my YouTube channel leiru vlogs

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  • August 7, 2019 at 11:00 pm
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    Maybe you guys can do a bicycle version of this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrEpAUi_QKA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnPYdcbcAe0

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  • August 9, 2019 at 9:20 am
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    can i use detergent soap?

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  • August 10, 2019 at 12:56 pm
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    Umm your bicycle was already clean before starting the video

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  • August 10, 2019 at 6:44 pm
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    Is that bear grylls cleaning his bike?

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  • August 11, 2019 at 7:48 pm
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    This 5 min. Procedure took me about 90 mins.
    But its a very good guideline.
    And oh my God it shines like new.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 5:03 pm
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    Spray the chain and mech with brake and clutch cleaner. Works a treat all the muck just falls away

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  • August 14, 2019 at 5:05 pm
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    Use GT85

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  • August 20, 2019 at 12:48 pm
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    Only Filipinos 😂😂😂😂

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  • August 21, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    I've got no problem using wd40 on bikes, but please, to spray it on the cassette could be bad for freewheel, ball bearings and hub in general. There's grease inside those parts, and wd40 could penetrate into the hub and screw up the grease inside.. be careful with wd40, don't spray it around like a loose cannon. Especially if you have disc brakes!

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  • August 22, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    Do you hand dry the bike?

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:18 am
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    WD-40 sucks

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  • August 24, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    I use Finish Line as chain lubricant and it works wonderfully.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    Too much work for me 😉

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  • August 30, 2019 at 11:04 am
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    5min without cut

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  • September 2, 2019 at 7:01 pm
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    I took my bike to a local bike shop for a service. After I picked it up and looked at the receipt the mechanic had written "WD40 is not a bike lubricant!". I couldn't believe it!

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