First thing you can do Daniel is make it a fixed gear. Doesn't get as dirty and easier to clean. After that I just wipe it down with Formula 409.
Craig Montgomery in Tucson where I ride in the rain maybe 4-6 times a year.
> My commuter bike is a mid-70s Peugeot PX-10. It gets ridden 200
> miles/week, rain or shine with little opportunity for maintainace between rides. I
> have switched to a stainless steel chain to cut down on rust when my bike gets
> put away wet (which is often in New Orleans) but I am interested in ideas
> regarding the best way to wash a bike. I don't have hours to spend and I'm not
> "detailing" this bike for a show - I just want it to be clean and lubricated
> to minimize damanging wear and rust. I have tried many products. My latest
> trial is using Mop and Glow which does a reasonable cleaning job and leaves a
> nice shine but has few solvent qualities for removing oily dirt from the
> chain, etc. I used Simple Green for a while but began to have rust problems. I
> have never used the "foaming" Simple Green.
> Ideas, success stories, suggestions?
> Daniel S. Swords
> New Orleans, LA