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7rider2010-08-03 19:20:08 +0000 #1
Hey all.

My work bike team (i.e., me and a few others) are hosting a "Fix a flat" learning session at lunch next week. We'll have a few bikes (and wheels) and pumps, patch kits, CO2, etc. to go over the basics of repairing a flat tire.

But...I imagine folks will get dirty and not want to go back to the office with greasy, filthy, hands.

So, I wanted to get some handi-wipes or some such for folks to use to clean up afterward. Any special brand you find to be effective (we'll be in a conference room with limited water access, so it will ideally be wipes)? Should I get a case of gloves for folks to use?

Thoughts? Thanks!
OakLeaf2010-08-03 19:29:56 +0000 #2
Gloves. Wipes are great for getting the bulk of it off on the road, but they're not going to get anyone presentable enough to go back to work.

A box of 50 disposable/reusable nitrile gloves is under $10.
7rider2010-08-03 19:59:41 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by OakLeaf

Gloves. Wipes are great for getting the bulk of it off on the road, but they're not going to get anyone presentable enough to go back to work.

A box of 50 disposable/reusable nitrile gloves is under $10.

Yeah..that's what I was thinking.

Where does one get gloves? Would your basic corner chain drugstore have them?
withm2010-08-03 19:34:48 +0000 #4
Drugstore, maybe even pharmacy area of local grocery store would have the disposable latex gloves. Home Depot or Lowes would have bags of 40 gloves if you don't want 100. I keep a pair in a baggie with each spare innertube along with a wet-nap thingy in my seat pack. Doesn't really take up any additional room. For your class you might bring a bottle of hand cleaner - I think it's called Gojo or something like that. Comes in orange bottle. It also works on clothes if you get grease on them.
ny biker2010-08-03 20:26:03 +0000 #5
Do not get latex gloves. Someone could be allergic to latex.

I use Wet Ones to clean up after a ride and after working on my bike. They work great for me, and a little extra scrubbing gets the grease off.
Becky2010-08-03 19:37:32 +0000 #6
Vinyl gloves are easy to find at most grocery stores and pharmacies. +1 to "no latex"!
OakLeaf2010-08-03 22:16:19 +0000 #7
+1 to no latex, and anyway nitrile is resistant to a wider variety of the solvents that you use in your garage. That's why I said nitrile.

Pretty sure the drugstores have them, but I usually get mine in the paint or cleaning department of the home improvement store.

What you don't use in the workshop you can use at home. Solvents and lubricants are full of nasties that get absorbed through your skin. I hardly do any work on the bici or moto any more, without nitrile gloves.
NbyNW2010-08-03 22:23:52 +0000 #8
+1 on GoJo for cleaning up grease off of hands. I think they make a wipe, too.

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