Bicycle Cleaning Tips
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Keep your bicycle in tip-top shape for a smooth ride.

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When your ride has two wheels instead of four and runs on pedal power instead of gas power, to get where you need to go in style, you need to put some muscle into your mileage. Maintaining your vehicle so it looks good and rides well takes on a whole new meaning, too. Let's look at five bicycle cleaning tips that will keep your spokes whistling (or not), and your gears smooth and even. The beautiful thing about a bike is that it can give you a superior ride today and still be a keeper when your son (or daughter) is ready to roll -- without the training wheels.