Loading... Please wait...
  • (310) 862-5001 - Playa Vista (424) 744-8148 - Santa Monica

Blog

Washing Your Bike in the Winter

Posted by Bike Attack on

You're going to need to wash your bike twice as often in the winter. Especially in places where there is ice and snow, there are a lot more elements that will damage your bike if it's not taken care of properly. 

We've still got a couple months left of winter in the northern hemisphere, and your bike is taking a beating from the cold temperatures, salt, snow, ice, road debris and water. Here's some tips on how to properly wash your bike during winter months. 

  

  

  

Recommended items: Bucket, soft sponge, Dawn dish soap, spray bottle, chain cleaner, chain lube, soft brush, dry shop towels, car wax, WD-40 (or equivalent). 

  

  

If you don't have time for a full wash, at least make sure your chain is clean and lubed after every ride. It's tempting to use a pressure washer to make quick work but this. will. damage. your. bike. Use lukewarm water to rinse off debris and always TLC. 

  

  

  

De-icing chemicals can strip the paint off a bike frame. That means that beautiful Bianchi Celeste will take damage unless you wash off your bike. Mix some Dawn dish soap and lukewarm water in a bucket or spray bottle and thoroughly clean your frame with a soft brush or soft sponge. 

Why do we recommend Dawn? We don't usually advocate specific brands often, animal rescuers use Dawn dish soap to make a bubble bath and wash the oil off animals they've rescued from oil spills. Yeah the company used it for one of their marketing campaigns, but this is a real thing folks. Dawn dish soap is strong enough to clean off oil and gentle enough for baby ducks? Add to cart!

  


Don't let it get this bad!

  

WD-40 is a degreaser, not a lubricant. This is an important distinction to make. Use WD-40 to clean the old grease off your chain. WD-40 does make bike lube, and it says so on the can. 

We recommend using a specific cleaning spray for your drivetrain, just make sure you're using chain specific cleaners and chain specific lube!

  

Which bicycle maker is the oldest in the world?

Posted by Bike Attack on

Which bicycle maker is the oldest in the world?Which bike maker is in business since 1885?Which bicycle manufacturer has the longest cycling history and why?Which bicycle manufacturer holds the title as the longest running producer of bicycles in the world and is still going strong today?The answer is: Bianchi is the oldest bike maker in the world and is still [...]

Read More »


Must Have Athleisure Personal Care Products

Posted by Bike Attack on

In an age of snap filters, insta-worthy moments and selfie camera lights, we need to keep up appearances by taking care of our bodies. Exercise and healthy eating are the two most important things you can do for yourself to stay healthy. For everything else, we've got some recommendations.   SPFThe American Academy of Dermatology says "Dermatologists recommend [...]

Read More »


2019 Cycling Resolutions

Posted by Bike Attack on

Welcome to 2019!One of your new year's resolutions should be to be healthier and more active than ever before! Let's get specific. We've got some detailed suggestions for all you cyclists out there on how to up your 2019 cycling game. Let's ride!   Learn Bike MaintenanceKnow how to do the basics, doing so will [...]

Read More »


Best Last Minute Gifts: Online And In-Store

Posted by Bike Attack on

Most Exciting Last Minute Gifts: Online And In-StoreA Gift Card from a Bike Shop is the best last minute gift for everybody. We are not talking about some boring gift card from Starbucks or Target. We are talking about an exciting gift card from Bike Attack or Bike Attack Electric that gives everybody the gift of their dream:A Bicycle, an [...]

Read More »


Gift Guide: What Are The Best Gifts For 2018?

Posted by Bike Attack on

Gift Guide: What Are The Best Gifts For 2018? Last Minute Shopping Made Easy!A Bicycle or Electric Bike Is The Best Gift At All Times:A bicycle is a great gift for everybody on your list, from your child, your spouse, your mom and dad or your best friend. A bicycle is a gift of a lifetime. [...]

Read More »


Black Friday Bicycle and E-Bike Sale at both Bike Attack Stores

Posted by Bike Attack on

Bike Attack Electric in Santa Monica and Bike Attack Playa Vista have an all week long Black Friday Bicycle and E-Bike Sale at both Bike Attack Stores: Online at www.bikeattack.com and www.electricbikeattack.com or in our Bicycle stores!Use Coupon Code Ride. Many Bikes are already reduced!

Read More »


​Top Reasons to Wear a Helmet When Riding Your Bicycle

Posted by Bike Attack on

Top Reasons to Wear a Helmet When Riding Your BicycleIf you are a cyclist you should wear a helmet when you ride to avoid injuries, here are the top three reasons why you should start wearing a helmet:1) Helmets can prevent potentially fatal injuries during crashes.As mentioned above, the most obvious reason to wear a helmet is because [...]

Read More »


Bike Attack won America's Best Bike Shop Award 2018

Posted by Bike Attack on

Bike Attack won America's Best Bike Shop Award 2018.We are happy and grateful to have achieved the nearly impossible: Bike Attack was granted America's Best Bike Shop Award 2018. This is the fourth time in our lifetime that we have received this prestigious award. We have won the award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and now again [...]

Read More »


Cycling Life Lessons - Words to Live Bike. By.

Posted by Bike Attack on

Words to live by biking. There are some awesome people out there and many of them are cyclists on the popular social and news site Reddit. /r/Cycling has awesome resources and is a great place to find opinions from cyclists around the world. Here are some words to live bike.               [...]

Read More »


Questions & Phone Orders

Questions & Phone Orders

Playa Vista: (310) 862-5001
Santa Monica: (424) 744-8148

Shop with Confidence

Shop with Confidence

Authorize.net Secured

Walk-ins Welcomed

Store Hours

Mo-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-6pm

Bianchi
GT Bicycles
Intense
Intense
KHS
Linus
Surly
Marin
Biria

Back to Top