I use SILCA Gear Wipes for gentle cleaning on all my classic steel bicycles and accessories. I completed restoration recently of a nearly 100 year-old floor pump made by the Società Italiana Lavorazione Celluloide ed Affini (S.I.L.C.A). This is an early model #3 floor pump designed for bicycles. My initial step was the gentle removal of a century of accumulated grease and grim using the SILCA Gear Wipes.
Josh, these things rock. So far I’ve cleaned my bike head to toe, cleaned my bike shoes, my pellet grill, carbon and crime covered exhaust extenders, my hands and I’m about to tackle the bugs on the front of my car. Best cleaning product I’ve ever purchased!
Great product - used to wipe frame or drive train. So handy in canister
I have never written a review for anything ever. But these wipes deserve positive accolades. I was skeptical, but my experience totally justifies the price. I can use one wipe to clean my whole bicycle, as long as it's not totally trashed with mud etc. For every day use, these wipes rock! My best overall bike cleaning routine to get the most out of one of the large and surprisingly durable wipes is: wipe down frame from top to bottom, wipe rims (I've got alloy and carbon fiber - works equally well on both), wipe spokes if necessary, clean off derailleur external surfaces, then run the chain and jockey wheels through the now almost dry cloth. This routine is no substitute for a thorough soap-based wash. But as a daily routine after every ride, it takes only a few minutes and leaves my bike pretty much spotless. Most impressive is the drivetrain cleanliness - much more effective than simply wiping with a microfiber towel. Highly recommended!!!
I love these wipes, especially them having a rough and smooth side.