How to clean a dirty bicycle: The Jose Manuel Fuente Way

After my Sunday ride, I gave my very dirty bike a good bath. No, not like way, 70s climbing ace Jose Manuel Fuente gave his...

photo Aldo Tonnoir

"Jose-Manuel Fuente has the reputation of being a joker. Here he is under a shower with his bicycle. Don't think that this is something rare. Sometimes the mechanics will give a bicycle a bath when it is particularly dirt."
- Eddy Merckx.


Larry would bet the list of pro mechanics who have done this (though probably not naked in there with the bike!) is longer than you'd think.