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Cleaning wheels

What do you guys use to clean up your wheels and tires? Every time I try to wipe them down, I get grease from my chain all over. is there some kind of spray cleaner out there?
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Simple Green is all ya need, available wherever fine cleaning products are sold. Use plenty of water, it's strong stuff. http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Green-13033-All-Purpose-Sassafras/dp/B0009WY5GY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1345422806&sr=8-2&keywords=simple+green

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WD-40 works wonders on greasy rear wheels and sprockets to get the heavy grunge off... Before you do a final clean with the aforementioned Simple Green.

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WD-40 works wonders on greasy rear wheels and sprockets to get the heavy grunge off....
I ONLY use WD40 on my chains, then wipe off the chain, so a fair amount of 'spin-off' gets onto my rear rim. When I decide to clean that wheel I just spray a bit (WD40) onto a rag, then wipe down the wheel, and SOMETIMES I follow up with wiping down with a clean rag.

To clean the tire of overspray, I wipe with a (fairly) clean rag, and when I wash my Vs I use a small brush with soapy water on the tires.


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Great tips here, I also use a little bit of kerosene on a rag too when I'm cleaning my chain. Works great for the really gunky stuff. I'm also using WD40 only on my chain as an experiment, so it gets pretty messy back there especially with all the dirt roads I've been riding recently.


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Why clean your wheels? You can't make a silk purse out of a sow' ear!
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Why clean your wheels? You can't make a silk purse out of a sow' ear!
Hah....I saw a new 2011 the other day with black wheels and thought it looked great and wondered why mine didn't come with black wheels. Somewhat sheepishly I realized that underneath all the road grime there is in fact some black paint
(still haven't cleaned them yet though!)
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