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My bottle insert says "do not expose to bleach or other cleaning chemicals." It also says "cold only do not use hot water.cold liquids only.no chlorine, cooking, microwave, or FREEZING" so please do not freeze plastic water bottles. It also says "do not soak or submerge" This is just a 1 piece plastic bottle and one piece cap simple bottle from the ...


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Like everything else on a bike, there is some maintenance associated with your helmet. The pads are designed to sop-up sweat and not grind the salt into your scalp when it evaporates. (essentially, to keep them dry, you'd need to not sweat...) If you try to keep them dry with head-coverings... you are just spreading the wetness around. Not saying that ...


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Most helmets (certainly the last 6 or 7 I've owned) have the pads held in by velcro so can be removed and washed or replaced. A lot of people I know wear either a headband or a "buff" (google it, it's a brand name) to help a bit with the sweat. All that said, I'm surprised your helmet pads don't dry out. I also live in Luxembourg and I can ride morning, ...


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I apply the wax lube whenever my chain 'sounds' dry. When I hear a bit more noise than usual I know it is time. Although with lubrication, the more frequent the better as increased wear occurs when there is not enough. First, I use a rag (t-shirt, old sock, paper towel) to clean the dirty wax globs off the chain and chainrings. Then I apply the wax lube to ...


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In a similar situation - bike tire marks, trainer residue and grease spots on the carpet - we found that scrubbing the carpet using a concentrated dish detergent (like Dawn, etc) worked very well.


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The performance aero wheels are loud. These companies employ the best engineers, and I am sure they are aware of the noise they create. It's marketing. You can hear a Zipp wheel being pushed through a parking lot. I think it is a lot like loud mufflers on a car. I am Mustang, hear me roar! There are two major styles for freehubs and they relate to bearing ...


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Power washing will clean your bike, followed by closely after forcing you to replace all your bearing compartments. This means your headset, bottom bracket, pedals, and wheels (hubs, freewheel or freehub). Do not powerwash your bike. At all. With all the effort it would take to properly "cover" all the bearing compartments, then had washing all those ...


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To tell you the truth, (I've gone through the experience) it's quite easy! Just be sure to cover or somehow protect the grease nodes or bike wheel hubs to not get water in the shifting mechanism. After washing, be on the safe side and squirt some oil into gears, brakes, etc. Hope it helps, Pyotr


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There is a similar question (but not the same question) here and here. The short version is that regular upkeep -- chain replacement, cassette replacement, lubrication, brakes (modulo say rebleeding a hydraulic set), tires & tubes you should do at home as needed (and I've given some guidelines for the first two), and you should be familiar with basic ...



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