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by Verita Stewart
November 16, 2015
Photography by Verita Stewart
WOMEN'S CYCLING BROUGHT TO YOU BY ORBEA
I live in an apartment with my partner and eight bikes. The most annoying thing about living in my apartment complex is that there is no communal area outside that I can use to wash my bike – no hose, no workstand, NOTHING! So I am often asked how I clean my bike. The answer is simple: I wash my bike in the shower.
I’m very particular about keeping my bike clean, so not having an outside area available to me, I learned to adapt and make do with what I’ve got. I don’t have any fancy tools either, nor a bikestand. I just use tools and cleaning products that are easily available to me, mostly purchased from the supermarket.
Some must have items are:
– Brush and tooth brush
– Rag or microfibre cloth – these are washable and reusable.
– Natural surface spray and natural dishwashing liquid. Natural ones aren’t harsh on your bike, they’re cheap and do a good job of cleaning the grease off your running gear.
– Mr Sheen – this adds the professional finish, a sparkle and shine
With the above items, follow these steps:
What are your tips for cleaning your bike in an apartment?
The tagline to Verita Stewart’s personal blog reads: “Not a professional cyclist, yet” and it’s the “yet” that’s most telling. Verita is a Melbourne-based cyclist riding for Specialized Securitor. New to the sport, she’s quickly made the jump from commuting to recreational riding to racing.
She now juggles full-time work with full-time NRS racing and hopes to make the leap to the big-leagues sometime soon. Verita is full of stories and smiles and snark – and will bring all three to you on Ella. Follow Verita on twitter and instagram and strava.