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    http://bathtubsforbicycles.com/

    Major fail on spousal clearance on this purchase. Damn!

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    I once saw a guy washing his bike in the dog wash station in my apartment building. The bathtub and sprayer are very similar. Kinda got me thinking....
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    I used to use something very similar to this when my wife and I lived in an apartment. The problem was it doubled as our body washer also

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    I used to use something very similar to this when my wife and I lived in an apartment. The problem was it doubled as our body washer also
    I have also employed the bike in a shower method.





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    Doesn't the loofah get caught on the chainwheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomad View Post
    Doesn't the loofah get caught on the chainwheels?
    Advanced technique... all the pros are using loofahs and Gillette Mach 5 razors to clean their bikes now.

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    The unfinished basement in our 90 year old house has a floor drain, which hasn't been allowed in new construction for quite some time. Hose attached to the washtub faucet and hey presto, a bike wash area.

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    No one would really wash a bicycle in the same tub used for people washing, right? That was just a gag photo, yes? I mean the mess is really tough to clean up afterwards. And who wants to step on chain grease. The stuff is probably carcinogenic.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobCochran View Post
    No one would really wash a bicycle in the same tub used for people washing, right? That was just a gag photo, yes? I mean the mess is really tough to clean up afterwards. And who wants to step on chain grease. The stuff is probably carcinogenic.

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    It wasn't a gag photo. I really did wash my bike in my tub. However, I haven't done it since and I wouldn't recommend it for the following reasons:
    1. My bike is bigger than the tub (not everyone will have this problem)
    2. I did get grease on things, which meant that I had then had to clean the tub
    3. I don't have a shower head with a cord to help with rinsing

    I live in an apartment, which makes a good full bike washing a bit challenging. What I do now is put the bike on a trunk rack, degrease the drive train, clean everything else with Muc-Off and then use glasses of water for anything that needs a rinsing. When it gets warm again I'll probably crack out a bucket of soapy water and a sponge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    It wasn't a gag photo. I really did wash my bike in my tub. However, I haven't done it since and I wouldn't recommend it for the following reasons...
    I too was not kidding. Late 90s, mountain biked a lot, didn't care (too much) if I rode muddy trails, lived in a small 1-bedroom apartment with my girlfriend (now wife), and had no access to an outside hose. It was so long ago, but I think I only did it a handful of times, mostly because of Judd's #2 and less so because of #3. The most important reason I discontinued was because of the wrath I'd face after doing it

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