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Bicycle Maintenance Tip.


Cleaning Your Bike
A clean bike will last longer than one that is dirty. The frequency of the washing will depend on the amount of use it is getting. If it's used daily, then once a week would be a minimum goal to set for your cleaning regimen. Bikes accumulate dirt, moisture, and other grime that when left on your bike can cause corrosion or rusting that often damages bike components.

You can clean your bike simply by using a bucket of water with dish detergent and a cloth. Clean the bike and then towel dry it to remove any excess moisture. If you discover dirt or grime in areas that are more difficult to reach, use a toothbrush.thanks aaaa

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