Our Must-Have Kitchen Helper Takes on Bicycle Tire Winterization

Our Must-Have Kitchen Helper Takes on Bicycle Tire Winterization #DawnBeyondTheSink
Thanks to the folks at Dawn via Double Duty Divas we’re getting our bicycles ready for winterization!  This is a sponsored post but all thoughts, opinions and experiences are that of Rural Mom. 

Leaves are falling faster than the raindrops and frost has already begun to settle each morning in Kentucky.  As the day grow colder and winter looms, it’s time to garage and winterize all our vehicles including bicycles.  Properly cleaning and storing our bikes ensures they will not degrade over the winter and will be ready to ride come spring!

A good scrub down will remove dirt, grease, grime and organic materials that may decompose over the winter month.  To help with our weatherization, we turn to our trusted kitchen pal Dawn to help out.  In the same way Dawn cuts through greasy messes in the sink, it zaps away dirt and grime from our bicycles, too.

Our Must-Have Kitchen Helper Takes on Bicycle Tire Winterization #DawnBeyondTheSink

To get the job done and remove grease, oil and dirt from car or bike wheels, simply add a teaspoon of Dawn to a gallon of hot water.  Grab a sponge, dip it in the water, squeeze out excess suds and water and gently scrub the tires and hubs.

Our Must-Have Kitchen Helper Takes on Bicycle Tire Winterization #DawnBeyondTheSink

Lickety-split those little Dawn bubbles go to work to power away the dirt and grime.

Our Must-Have Kitchen Helper Takes on Bicycle Tire Winterization #DawnBeyondTheSink

You can see the dirt and grease lifting off the tires instantly.  When the tires are completely clean, rinse with clean warm water and then dry them with a soft towel.

Our Must-Have Kitchen Helper Takes on Bicycle Tire Winterization #DawnBeyondTheSink

We use the same process for the rest of the bike, making sure to dry it thoroughly when finished to help prevent any rusting on the vehicle.

After thoroughly cleaning the bike, we also inflate the tires, lubricate the chains and hang the bikes up for storage.

I love when every day products have multi-purpose capabilities.  Dawn is not only great for cleaning up tires for weatherization but can be handy for cleaning up other garage items like tools, too.

Our Must-Have Kitchen Helper Takes on Bicycle Tire Winterization #DawnBeyondTheSink

 

Our Must-Have Kitchen Helper Takes on Bicycle Tire Winterization #DawnBeyondTheSink

 

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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Comments

    • Marti Tabora
    • October 23, 2014
    Reply

    We have a crescent wrench that my son uses for everything you can imagine and them every time I pick it up I get grease on my hand. That thing could use some dawn.

    • D Schmidt mummytotwoboys
    • October 23, 2014
    Reply

    The hardest thing for me to clean is definitely the lawnmower.

    • Dana Vee
    • October 23, 2014
    Reply

    so – Dawn is a multi-tasker I am going to have to try it out .. we have a few bikes that need a bit of Fall Cleanup! Thanks for the tip

    • Daisy B
    • October 23, 2014
    Reply

    My husband has a mountain bike that I should try scrubbing down the tires with a sponge and Dawn. I know that he would appreciate it! I also use Dawn to clean my son’s outdoor toys. He left a few things in our backyard that were rained on and I need to clean those.

    • Susan P.
    • October 23, 2014
    Reply

    I have a tree pruner and loppers that I have to clean after trimming the trees and bushes that get covered in sap.

    • Mary
    • October 23, 2014
    Reply

    For me it’s the riding lawn mower that is a tool I use all the time. We live with summer weather almost year round and mow weekly.

    • Linda A. Kinsman
    • October 24, 2014
    Reply

    We use Dawn to clean our outdoor grill and cleaning the stone walkway. Also, the vet says to use Dawn to wash your pets if they get fleas or ticks. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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