Wash Your Bike Like A Pro Mechanic | GCN Tech At The Dubai Tour – Dubai Video



published: 2018-02-12 17:02:48

When races are away from the cycling heartland of Central Europe pro team mechanics will normally not have their full bike washing kit with them. Jon had a look at how Team Dimension Data’s mechanics keep the bikes sparkling at the Dubai Tour.

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Team work makes the dream work with the Dimension Data mechanics. Without an air compressor to dry the bikes, one mechanic cleans, while the other dries.

What do you think of the mechanics’ custom bike stand? Is it a hack or a bodge?

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  1. What are you little tricks for washing your bike when you're away from home? Let us know in the comments 👇

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  2. Anyone here know where i can get a stand like the one they used?

    I know they homemade it but anyone know where anyone sells this.

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  3. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do a pro bike sesh with Cavs bike. He’s going to break Eddies record his year and we all want to know what that stem is 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

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  4. The light weight home made stand looked interesting. Any chance of showing us more detail?

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  5. If Jon was standing there narrating what I was doing, I would have "accidently" hit him with the spray from the hose. 😉

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  6. how you know I don't have a pressure washer. u been to my garage m8? kidding. In all seriousness its pretty interesting to see how pro teams care for bikes away from the comfort of the team truck.

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  7. Precautions to take when washing and degreasing a bike with disc brakes.

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  8. If I was pro I would still clean my bike and take pride in it 👌

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  9. Great vid Jon. What chain did Cav have. Was it the KMC X10SL gold Ti-N? Was it for bling purposes or other? I had one and liked it, but probably made the mistake of taking it off and it felt as though it loosened too qucikly..

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  10. Mr. Clean magic eraser on matte finishes. Cleans stubborn spots without ruining the finish.

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  11. I need those mechanics following me around haha

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  12. Every time I arrive home after a wet ride I spray WD-40 around my chain and wipe off any access with a old rag or old shirt lol. It prevents the chance of rust and it only takes half a minute, time well spent while the kettle is boiling!

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  13. If I used that much water to wash my bike here in San Diego, the local water cops would swing by and break my kneecaps.

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  14. I like the sports style play-by-play calling.

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  15. Why can they ride Dubai and not change tires but if they ride the Tour de France they change tires every day?

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  16. Jeez, Cav's frames just get smaller and smaller…

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  17. Don't pressure wash anything! Steam cleaning is the only way if you want to get the big guns out. Any amount of water pressure can be damaging to a bike's seals and bearings, especially those of you who ride Shimano hubs.

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  18. Hi Jon, we’re you lucky enough to get picture of that bike work stand. It looks nice and simple, yet effective. I liked the way they could pivot the bike up on the forward mount to clean underneath.

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  19. Is that a new enve 1 piece bar and stem on Cav’s bike?

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  20. I would never allow someone like this to wash my bike. I know they’re sponsored machines on limited time, but they’re so aggressive. The finish on those bikes will maybe last 6 months with aggression like this.

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  21. Any chance we can get a listing of the products they used?

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  22. Don't you risk RUST by washing your bike?

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  23. Guy please do giveaway u got a bunch of cycles and bikes

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