How To Clean Your Bike On Holiday Or Travelling | Maintenance Monday

How To Clean Your Bike On Holiday Or Travelling | Maintenance Monday


– You’ve come away on the
riding trip of a lifetime, you’ve been on perfect
roads in perfect weather, and then one day this happens. Which is a problem. But you ride anyway, because
you’re hard as nails, obviously And then, then you have an issue because your bike is
now absolutely filthy. So what are you going to do
when the sun comes out tomorrow, because it will, and you end up with a bike which feels horrible. Well you need to clean it
obviously, but how do we do it if you haven’t anything to clean it with? Think we need a mission. Firstly to the supermarket. Oh god, it’s raining! Run! I’m melting. Ahhh! If you remember high performance. Washing-up liquid. Wet wipes. Possible cleaning hack. When it comes to sponges size matters. But these might do. Sponges, wet wipes and washing-up
liquid still not enough to clean a bike properly so
we need to go somewhere else. Unfortunately we couldn’t get
everything at the supermarket, so we have come to a hardware shop, which kind of feels like cheating,
but we need a clean bike. Bucket. Right, we’re gonna go
clean some, well, bikes. I’m only going to clean one and everybody else can clean their own. Well the first step was hopefully
goingg to be my cheating short cut which was the wet wipe, my Italian is not terribly good slash non-existent and so I imagine now that I have probably
bought the extra sensitive, incredibly mild added moisturising, basically not very effective. And life is too short to do this so I think I’m just going
to rock out the big guns. So to speak. Oh don’t worry by the way
these will not go to waste. Lloydy will find a use they
can take his make up off at the end of a GCN shoot. Well we’ve got four averagely
clean chain links now but I think we need to
step it up a gear so washing-up liquid, bucket,
very very hot water. Never fails. Right, usual five minute bike
wash technique applies now. Basically get the frame, get the wheels, nice soapy, just start scrubbing. I can’t recommend using
the scourer on your frame. Just get grease marks off nicely. I know you’ve been missing this. It’s not bad is it? Hey I could potentially
leave it out in this rain and it would wash off all the soap suds, but that feels a little bit slack. So going to put some
clean cold water in there give the bike a rinse,
then we’re good to go. Right I’ve got hot water in. It is that cold. Well there you go then,
clean as a whistle, sharp as a thistle and
tip top condition ready to for when the sun comes out tomorrow, because it will come out. And all the bits and bobs
to do this we found in a local supermarket in a mountain town, in Alta-Badia in Italy that’s not too bad. Do make sure you get stuck
in the comment section down here, if you have
any tips, cleaning hacks or you did just want to get stuck in because there is one obviously
incredibly controversial ingredient in that bucket right there. Now, do make sure you subscribe to GCN before leaving this video. To do so just click on the globe, and if you’re after some more content, well we’ve go another one a bit more of a thorough in depth clean. How to give a bike a deep
clean just down there. Or for some more content
from here in Alta-Badia, from when it was sunny just yesterday, click just down there.