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    Why does the Turner forum have so many clean bikes?

    I ride a Specialized Stumpjumper and it is always dirty. The shine lasts less than three days after a bath. Does DT put a special coating on the paint to make dust, dirt, and mud not stick to it or could it be something else





















    BTW, my next bike will be a Spot. I am doing my best to break my frame.

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    Turner forum: Posting mandatory, riding optional

    Some of the pix are taken right after the bikes are built up I would guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumbee1
    Does DT put a special coating on the paint to make dust, dirt, and mud not stick to it or could it be something else
    Exactly.
    It's a little known fact that most Turners come standard with a natural self-cleaning finish...

    ...Then there are all the new builds & fresh re-builds...

    ...and then there are those that just exist as wall art...

    ps - dark finishes show dirt & dust way more than light finishes....
    ...every day sends future to past...

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    look closely you can see the dirt.




    Thats pre ride before heading to the mountain.
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    Ummm - dirt!


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    Such a serious question as this requires a serious answer

    SERIOUSLY I think in most Turner homies owners are passionate about there riding and their Turners, they understand allot about there bikes and no how to maintain them and keep them running sweet and looking sweet!
    Also Turner frames are one of the easiest to work on and look after, prety simple really, course the KOOL AID flows alot here and that says something as well so you see alot of new builds, which personally I love looking at!

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    I think they all secretly ride DW link bikes.
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    Time cleaning your bike is time wasted that you could have been riding.



    Or time taken away from the taking photos of the dirt.

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    I don't want to say anything but DT does sell fake mud (special order) so you can spray it on the bike without leaving the house. The self-cleaning finish does wear out over time if you over wash/shine/handle it to much ......guilty as charged

    Besides I usually got nothing to do so if the bikes a bit dusty or if spray that fake mud on by accident......well I got to wash it right.

    Really I am telling the truth

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    A clean bike is a fast bike!

    I clean mine after every ride ( almost every day ) that way it is good to go for the next FYI I have not washed my truck in two years.

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    I'm sorry, I don't have time to respond, I have to go and polish my bikes.

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    TA and tg hit the nail on the head. To me, it comes down to a couple of things - the fact that clean bikes are better functioning bikes and pride of ownership.

    Case in point - someone comes into the shop with a super dirty bike and needs a tune up. The first thing I do to any bike that comes to the stand for that is to clean it really well. Detail it. I would say that more than half of the time, simply cleaning, detailing, and lubing the bike takes care of most performance issues. The other half of the time, there is something more, but generally, a clean bike is a happy bike. Looks good, too. *ting!
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    Can someone explain the OP's question to me? I'm not sure I understand...
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    Plenty of dirty Turners in HERE.

    Scroll down to tscheezy's, Pete's and Unknownrash's bikes in particular.

    Hurry up and break that Stumpy. That's exactly how I got my first Turner.


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    Not a great picc but a dam muddy ride, notice the wetsceam, maybe its because Turners are fast in mud it dosen't stick this place is mud heaven local fav area!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    TA and tg hit the nail on the head. To me, it comes down to a couple of things - the fact that clean bikes are better functioning bikes and pride of ownership.
    Have to agree. Having worked as a mechanic (auto and bike) I can tell you that of the bikes/cars I have seen/worked on the ones with the biggest problems were always the dirtiest ones. Pride of ownership is a factor, but is is also much easier to spot a mech issue in progress on a clean bike or car.

    My excuse for keeping a clean bike is that I have to store it inside the condo, but I really do it to keep mechanical issues at bay. I don't wash it every time I ride, as I can sometimes get away with storing a dirty bike if someone isn't looking.
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    Sometimes clean, sometimes not:


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    Well, Turners fly, so they actually touch the dirt...

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    I clean mine after a ride depending on the trail conditions and after it dries, I wipe er down with furniture polish. Furniture polish keeps the grime at bay and keeps the frame looking new for years. Use it all over the bike except braking surfaces and you will be surprised.

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    Like some of the others - I give the Spot a bath on a regular basis.

    Its maiden voyage...
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    Closeup of BB from the same ride...
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    Post-ride scrub...
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    AK get yer disc brake cable in the inside of yer leg, thats why theres a cable holder mount below the brace apart from kinking yer hose if you crash ya good chance of damaging it, chur bro sweet spot though
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    what a bunch of dirty porn...tnr's rule

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    Also you shouldn't use a bike stand clamp on the frame tubes, just the seatpost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    AK get yer disc brake cable in the inside of yer leg, thats why theres a cable holder mount below the brace apart from kinking yer hose if you crash ya good chance of damaging it, chur bro sweet spot though
    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Also you shouldn't use a bike stand clamp on the frame tubes, just the seatpost.
    Way to gang up on a guy!

    A couple of those cables look a tad long tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLL
    Way to gang up on a guy!

    A couple of those cables look a tad long tho.
    Feel the CHUR




    Where trying to protect his investment, passing the kool aid knowledge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumbee1
    ... Do Homers put a special coating on the paint to make dust, dirt, and mud not stick to it or could it be something else
    Ever heard of 'soggy biscuit'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Also you shouldn't use a bike stand clamp on the frame tubes, just the seatpost.
    It's a carbon seat post- I'd take my chances with the frame. Well, more accurately I wouldn't take my chances riding a carbon seatpost to begin with- especially one that must be ~5 years old.

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    I always keep an old shitter around for that reason I don't even use carbon seatposts
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    Dirty Beetch!

    ...After todays ride

    Don't worry, I will hose her down tomorrow!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    ...After todays ride

    Don't worry, I will hose her down tomorrow!
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    Just for your pal!

    Chhhhhuuuurrrrrr!







    Edit: Can't forget the waterfall


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    Chur

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    Clean???
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    Is that mud

    Looks like sewage

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    Somebody has a clean bike?? Mine hasn't looked much better than this most of the year, and it's unfortunately starting to take it's toll, drivetrains acting up, rear end is making noise...hmmm, sounds like a mountain bike!! That's what end of the year overhauls are for.

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    This bike is clean only because I have not rode in 3 mos. A car crash will put a hault on ridin. But here goes......
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    Lumbee, I think most just want to show their bikes off in their best condition. I'm sure they get ridden though, and get plenty dirty. Just to dispell your theory, here's a few non-clean. Maybe you're on to something, a new Homer trend....
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    Hehehehe, I don't have a 'self cleaning, no stick' Turner but I did notice that the first time I washed the mud off, it came off really easy. Had a custom candy red powder coat with clearcoat done on the bike and the mud seems to just slide off when I wet it down after a ride.

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    hey squish that's a great photo, the cassette one. love it.

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    Man, all you bastids are ganging up on me! The post is NOS, I've had it for awhile and never used it, so its on Spot 2.0, I've never had any issues with carbon so I'm not worried about it. I'm not a big drop guy so my gear doesn't get too abused. I hadn't even noticed the front brake line, I was so rushed to get it on the trail I completely spaced that one. I guess if that's the worst from the critics, then the Spot must be doing something right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Chris
    Man, all you bastids are ganging up on me! The post is NOS, I've had it for awhile and never used it, so its on Spot 2.0, I've never had any issues with carbon so I'm not worried about it. I'm not a big drop guy so my gear doesn't get too abused. I hadn't even noticed the front brake line, I was so rushed to get it on the trail I completely spaced that one. I guess if that's the worst from the critics, then the Spot must be doing something right.
    All good dude, we just trying to look out for our fellow Homeis

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    confused...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    Chhhhhuuuurrrrrr!







    Edit: Can't forget the waterfall

    Ok, maybe I'm confused here but, do you have the helmet on while looking out over the ledge but not while riding through the rocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by esquire
    Ok, maybe I'm confused here but, do you have the helmet on while looking out over the ledge but not while riding through the rocks?
    Yes, you are confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    Can't forget the waterfall

    Right you are. How about a mini waterfall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickhart
    hey squish that's a great photo, the cassette one. love it.
    Thanks man, it's part of a larger project I'm working on, here's another one from the same set.

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    No! Really?

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/theycallmemuscles/2191260371/" title="A VERY muddy bike by theycallmemuscles, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2210/2191260371_8090a1cf3e_o.jpg" width="1280" height="960" alt="A VERY muddy bike" /></a>

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    Wow thats one pimped out muddy Flux nice..
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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck
    Clean???
    I can smell that and it doesn't smell like mud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumbee1
    I can smell that and it doesn't smell like mud.
    Who said it was mud?

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    dirty spot

    Capitol forest mud
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    Some serious cake there HBH..
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    Yes, that's fonetic
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    Holy chainsuck! You could make bricks for a house with that mud.

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    The pictures of my Flux around the forum were taken once the build was completed and before any riding was done, that said I do try and keep my ride clean, things like gears shift much sweeter if they are free from dirt and grime. Anyways here's a recent one for you dirty bike lovers...

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    Here's some filfth . . .

    Here some spring thaw filth on the Sultan.
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