Wash & Clean
Last Wash & Clean
Cleaning and maintaining a mountain bike is important for its performance and longevity. Here’s a general guide on how a mountain bike shop might wash and clean a bike:
Bucket of soapy water (mild dish soap works well)
Brushes (soft and stiff bristle)
Chain cleaning tool
Water hose or pressure washer (if available)
Towels or rags
Bike stand (optional)
Preparation: If possible, put the bike in a bike stand to make it easier to clean.
Rinse: Use a hose or pressure washer to rinse off loose dirt and debris. Be cautious with high-pressure washers as they can force water into sensitive components.
Soapy Water Wash: Dip a soft brush into the soapy water and gently scrub the frame, wheels, and components to remove dirt and grime. Avoid using excessive force to prevent damaging the bike’s finish.
Drivetrain: Apply a degreaser to the chain, cassette, and derailleur pulleys. Use a chain cleaning tool to scrub the chain thoroughly.
Rinse Again: Rinse the bike again to remove soap and degreaser residues.
Dry Thoroughly: Use towels or rags to dry the bike completely, paying attention to the chain and other components.
Lubricate: Apply lubricant to the chain and any other moving parts like derailleurs, cables, and pivot points. Wipe off excess lubricant to prevent attracting dirt.
Inspect: Inspect the bike for any damage, wear, or loose components that may need attention.
Tire Pressure: Check and adjust tire pressure to the recommended levels.
Test Ride: Take the bike for a short test ride to ensure that it shifts smoothly and the brakes work effectively.
Price: Per Bike Rs: 500