Cleaning dog pooh off tyres

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Cleaning dog pooh off tyres

Postby patricktaylor » 6 Aug 2008, 1:38pm

Hundescheiße

What's the best way to completely clean it out of the tyre treads? (bike kept indoors)

A regular task, and I've tried:
(1) Ride on wet lawn or wet road.
(2) Dry toothbrush.
(3) Wet toothbrush (favourite method).
(4) Matchstick.
(5) Twig.
(6) Washing up brush with bucket of hot water (see bucket, left).
(7) Jet hose, then wash bike down completely.
(9) Toilet paper.

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Postby GeoffL » 6 Aug 2008, 2:05pm

(8) - garden hose (while taking great care not to get in the way of ricochets!) for the most followed by (3) or (6) for the stubborn bits, followed by a quick hose-down of the wheels, frame, and mudguards.

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Postby Manx Cat » 6 Aug 2008, 2:13pm

Tomato ketchup.



I kid you not. This stuff is brilliant for removing the smell and grease of doggy do do. My mum and dad used to live in Maine in America, and they used this to even get off the stink of skunk after the dog got sprayed, and when the dog found a dead for ever deer and rolled in it, it worked for this too.


Use a good car shampoo, and with a srubbing brush apply with a good squirt of tomato ketchup. Leaves it all squeaky clean and smell free.


Make sure you rinse off well.


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Postby byegad » 6 Aug 2008, 4:10pm

Personally dog muck is one of my pet hates. If I could find a way to wipe my tyres on the owner I would.

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Postby patricktaylor » 6 Aug 2008, 4:18pm

No matter how much I watch the road, I often find the stuff on my tyres, caked into the tread. I don't see why I should have to wet the whole bike each time though. The wet toothbrush is my chosen method, but even then, the muck can flick obstinately back onto your arm and elsewhere on the bike, so this is not the perfect solution. Why is it so incredibly sticky?

I will try the ketchup method next time (tomorrow, probably, and the day after that, Daddies Sauce).

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Postby Ambermile » 6 Aug 2008, 6:33pm

patricktaylor wrote:...and the day after that, Daddies Sauce.


That's going to get confusing - how will you know when the tyres are clean?

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Postby Starfire » 6 Aug 2008, 11:47pm

I've found that the wife's toothbrush used wet is excellent for shifting it out of a deep treaded tyre. A good quality butter knife is useful on off road tyres, then the toothbrush treatment.

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Postby lauriematt » 7 Aug 2008, 9:51am

Manx Cat wrote:Tomato ketchup.



I kid you not. This stuff is brilliant for removing the smell and grease of doggy do do. My mum and dad used to live in Maine in America, and they used this to even get off the stink of skunk after the dog got sprayed, and when the dog found a dead for ever deer and rolled in it, it worked for this too.


Use a good car shampoo, and with a srubbing brush apply with a good squirt of tomato ketchup. Leaves it all squeaky clean and smell free.


Make sure you rinse off well.


Mary


sounds interesting MC
my black Lab is always rolling in sh*t...sometimes quite literally! :lol:
so is there a method to it...or do you just literally rub a load of ketchup on im...then rinse it off???
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Postby jan19 » 7 Aug 2008, 8:41pm

Oh the luxury of dog poo!!!!!

my weekend ride is partly along shared pavement/cycle path /bridle way. Not too bad at this time of year but I hate autumn when the leaves are down and you really can't see what you're cycling through.

Aren't horses big?

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Postby Wildduck » 7 Aug 2008, 8:46pm

Even more fun trying to dodge the stuff on a trike!
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Postby cranky » 7 Aug 2008, 9:04pm

Starfire wrote:I've found that the wife's toothbrush used wet is excellent for shifting it out of a deep treaded tyre. A good quality butter knife is useful on off road tyres, then the toothbrush treatment.


Now there's a funny thing, I'll bet your wife says the same thing about your toothbrush and guess which knife she makes your sandwiches with ?

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Postby Wildduck » 7 Aug 2008, 9:07pm

...and you thought that was sardine and tomato fish paste you had today! :twisted:
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Postby patricktaylor » 7 Aug 2008, 10:04pm

cranky wrote:I'll bet your wife says the same thing about your toothbrush and guess which knife she makes your sandwiches with ?

LOL :lol:

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Postby [XAP]Bob » 3 Feb 2020, 2:51pm

Wildduck wrote:Even more fun trying to dodge the stuff on a trike!

Ten times worse dealing with it on a wheelchair :evil:
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Postby Oldjohnw » 3 Feb 2020, 2:54pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:
Wildduck wrote:Even more fun trying to dodge the stuff on a trike!

Ten times worse dealing with it on a wheelchair :evil:


Is 12 years between posts record?
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