A Chic Pedalist's Guide to Keeping Your Bike Clean
Muc-Off Bike Cleaner and Bike Spray as well as WD-40's Foaming Wash are just some of the awesome products we use at Pedal Chic to keep our bikes looking brand new.
Alright, let’s have a show of hands - who’s cleaned their bike in the last week? Hmmm, thought so - the simplest and quickest maintenance task is the one that’s done the least by most riders. And yes, keeping your bike clean IS a maintenance task - it’s the best way to become familiar with your bike’s parts and components, to spot changes caused by time and usage, and to identify potential safety problems before they become serious.
Spend three minutes wiping down your frame and wheels with a few clean shop towels and our excellent Muc Off or WD-40 Bike cleaners once a week, or after any wet or muddy ride. Look for loose parts or cracks, or anything else that seems irregular. Pay particular attention to areas subject to sweating or energy drink spillage - both can have corrosive effects on frames and components. It’s not necessary to floss every nook and cranny each time you clean (but some of us do anyway). Finish off by applying a light coat of polish to the frame - Muc Off Bike Polish is excellent. Your bike will reward you by riding better, being more reliable, lasting longer, and costing you less in maintenance. Your mechanic will appreciate it too - working on grungy bikes is not one of our favorite things. Keep it clean!If you have any questions about your bike and its upkeep, drop by the store or give us a call. We love talking bikes!