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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
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    So I accidentally dripped some wet lube on the rims,..

    Whats the best way to get it off? Wipe it yes, hahaha, but what liquid?

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    isopropl alcohol
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    I assume you have rim brakes? Did any lube get on the brake pads?

    Denatured alcohol works well. Dawn dishwashing liquid is a good second choice, as is rubbing alcohol.
    "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
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    its called soap

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    your rims are toast
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    your rims are toast
    mmmmmm...............Toast

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    maybe not all that bad - I think they might be able to be saved
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadstoy
    Whats the best way to get it off? Wipe it yes, hahaha, but what liquid?
    Ride through a mud puddle
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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    maybe not all that bad - I think they might be able to be saved
    JEBUS!!!!!!
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