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Offline Dmcfadyen

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Bike Dryers
« on: February 04, 2021, 09:03:25 pm »
Hello everyone. Does anyone on here use a bike dryer at all. I was thinking about buying one but was a little surprised at how expensive they are. I've seen a few cheaper ones with good spec but they're from China and I've been stung before buying from these Chinese sellers on Amazon. Does anyone have one that they would recommend. Thanks, Donald




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Re: Bike Dryers
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2021, 09:27:49 pm »
I use the garden leaf blower, with a pair of my wife's tights over the air intake to filter the air
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Re: Bike Dryers
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2021, 10:26:07 pm »
I had been using a garden leaf blower until it broke and was so impressed I went out an bought a , 2800W Stepless Speed Dog Grooming Hair Fur.  from Amazon

   It works great You will be amazed how much water it blows out of the nooks and crannies around the engine.   There is always a rick of scratching the paint work when using a drying cloth, no matter how often you wash the cloth.  It is £76.12 now but I'm sure I only paid about £40.  If nothing else, it helps keep your hands warm when on the heated program, particularly helpful during the winter.   
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Re: Bike Dryers
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2021, 04:52:21 pm »
I use the leaf blower as well.  Never considered the issue of debris passing through it / hitting the bike before - but I think I'll start doing the same as Noggin now that I'm going to worry about it!   :001:
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Re: Bike Dryers
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2021, 01:07:20 pm »
I've used 'ride it for a while' as a bike drying method for 30 years or so. Seems to work.

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Re: Bike Dryers
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2021, 08:54:58 pm »
Have been using a leaf blower to dry my bikes for 20 years. Not to close though!
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Re: Bike Dryers
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2021, 08:59:12 am »
*Originally Posted by dietDrThunder [+]
I've used 'ride it for a while' as a bike drying method for 30 years or so. Seems to work.

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