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Thread: I did a stupid

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    I did a stupid

    Actually, a few stupids

    I like to tear things apart. So when I got my slightly used Cannondale Trail SL 2, I decided to take off the front and rear wheels to clean it up a bit and see if it would fit in my Civic's trunk. At the time, I couldn't get the rear one off, so I just stuck it back in. And this is when my first problem arose. I realized that the rotors were rubbing. So I just messed with them a bit and now it's only an intermittent problem.

    I'll skip ahead past the boring stuff and get to where I think that I messed up REAL bad. I got back from an especially muddy ride yesterday, and I decided to wash the bike before putting it up. So I took the ...pressure washer attachment... and sprayed my whole damn bike with it. Every inch. The delicate bits too. For a while.
    I am now reading everywhere that I shouldn't have done that. Apparently it's really bad for the bearings. Now I think that I may have messed up my bike really badly.

    TL;DR:
    I sprayed my entire bike with a pressure washer.
    What do you guys think that I should do now? Should I just go to an LBS and pay them to look over it? Or is this not a huge mistake and can I maybe do a whole bike checkup myself?

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    Oh crap. Here I thought I did a thorough search on the topic, but apparently not enough. There's just so many damn sub-forums! Anyway, I just found this article:
    Washing my bike.. conflicting advice..

    I'll post this there.

    Mods: feel free to delete this thread.

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    Just ride it... and address issues as they arise.

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    Not a huge deal,, take apart anything you can and put fresh grease in.
    Riding.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxshep View Post
    Just ride it... and address issues as they arise.
    Totally agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxshep View Post
    Just ride it... and address issues as they arise.
    This

    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Not a huge deal,, take apart anything you can and put fresh grease in.

    and this

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