I’ll admit it. Up until now, I’ve pretty
much been a Palmolive man when it
came to cleaning the bikes. A few drops
diluted into a bucket of warm water
and a good brush got most of my bikes
looking respectable in no time. I’ve used
Muc-Off products with great results, but
they seemed to get scattered around my
garage, and I’d end up doing as much
corralling as washing.
Then I spotted the $24.95 OnePointSeven Carrier/Shelf stuffed with
a bottle of their $19.95 Premium Bike
Degreaser, $14.95 Bike Wash, $14.95
Rubber and Vinyl Conditioner, $17.95
Hard Part Dressing, $9.95 Dry Chain
Lube, $9.95 Wet Chain Lube and $7.95
Assembly Lube. Organized cleanliness!
The drill goes like this. I shake the
Degreaser bottle to get the good stuff off
the bottom and spray a thin layer on the
drivetrain and anywhere else I see an
accumulation of oily dirt. Next, I spray
the Bike Wash (after shaking it) on
heavy-dirt areas (bottom bracket area,
downtube, fork and maybe the stays). I
use a soft brush to loosen caked dirt and
then let it all sit for a few minutes. Blast
everything with a hose and dry it off.
While it looks pretty amazing by now,
the real detailing is coming up.
I grab the Rubber and Vinyl Conditioner, shake it and apply a light mist
to a soft rag. I go over the tires, fork
wipers, saddle, grips and cable hous-
By Jimmy Mac
Cleaning supplies: The OnePointSeven
Carrier/Shelf keeps the Premium Bike
Degreaser, Bike Wash, Rubber and Vinyl
Conditioner, Hard Part Dressing, Dry Chain
Lube, Wet Chain Lube and Assembly Lube
within arm’s reach.
ings/hoses. You really don’t think a
bike could get any better looking, but
there is one more detailing trick left
on the shelf. I apply a thin mist of the
Hard Part Dressing to the frame and
crankarms and wipe the surface with a
Voila! The bike looks better than it
did coming off the showroom.