Clean components work better and more smoothly. Keeping your bike frame clean will also ensure that the paint job on your shiny new bike lasts a long time.
In general, bikes and their parts don’t like water. That being said, if your bike is covered with road dirt or trail mud, you will have to use a gentle spray of water to clean your bike. The trick is to clean the frame and components without washing away important lubricants.
What you need?
- Clean rag
- Simple Green - You can buy this at any store.(Target, Walgreens, Safeway)
- Water - If you have a really dirty bike
- Citrus based degreaser - You can find this at any bike shop
- Watch this video
How to do it (Video)?