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Question Best way to clean wheels?

This isn't a question about what you use rather how you do it.

I just find the wheels pretty inaccessible and I'm sick of rolling backwards and forwards to expose what feels a small part of the wheel in one go.

I only have the side stand too so the right side gets more attention than the left because its easier to get to.


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Letting you know cycle gear has rear stands for 49 bucks or 39. I picked up a set and it makes things soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much easier. Along the lines of cleaning with side stand only have your wife sit on it and slowly creep forward and I use goo gone works wonders
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Best way to clean wheels?

Also. Just found the drier sheet tip!



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Just got to turtle wax up that rubber to a pimpin' shine now*


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Paddock stands front and rear. Also, WD40 requires 2 or 3 wipes with a cloth and they're gleaming. So little effort required its unreal. Gleaming clean
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I'd have bought them this afternoon if the nearest bike shop wasn't a good 30 mins away.. 40 to my preferred J&S Accessories (Northwich)


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Also. Just found the drier sheet tip!
Drier sheet tip? Do tell
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I think we know what dryer sheets are but we're more curious *what* your doing with them? Cheers
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I think we know what dryer sheets are but we're more curious *what* your doing with them? Cheers
What do you think?

Rubbing them on the wheels


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Take the used dryer sheets from your laundry waste basket.. Rub on wheels.. Repeat.. Enjoy
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So just use drier sheet in place of washcloth/rag basically? Any science behind this? lol I'll give it a shot this weekend
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+1 on dryer sheets. Even as thin as they become after being used in the dryer, they will take a lot of crap off your rims.
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So just use drier sheet in place of washcloth/rag basically? Any science behind this? lol I'll give it a shot this weekend
I just saw it from searching before I started this thread. I couldn't find a used one so I nicked a new one.

I don't know about the science but the wheels are clean, I have soft hands and I smell lovely.
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Make sure to use hypoallergenic ones

That way your bike doesn't break out with a rash
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