A lot of people agreed - it kind of scared me away from Simple Green. Any experience using it on our bikes' aluminum?
ACF-50 is an anti-corrosion fluid that is supposed to just stay on the bike and prevent corrosion. Actually it works quite well as it doesn't just dry up like WD-40.
Last winter in Minneapolis I rode at least a couple times a month. The DOT uses massive amounts of salt around here so you don't want to ride a bike with any value. We will see if we get a real winter this year.
.............what routine procedure should I use once a week or so to get the ordinary salt and sand off the bike? .................... Is ordinary gentle dish soap okay?To be clear: my bike is new and I want to keep it clean and in good running order. But it's a daily riding bike that lives in New York City. So I expect it to accumulate the ordinary marks of wear, and don't need it to be in showroom condition.