I learned of a new cleaning tip.
I keep my bikes clean. Spotless. Particularly the road bikes. And each week I wash the commuter, clean and lube the chain, tightened all of the nuts, bolts and screws, adjust the cables and inflate the tires. This is a weekend ritual. It only takes an hour and I know I will have a problem free week of riding.
I learned liquid pledge, you know, that stuff you use on your furniture, also works wonders on the bike. It cleans, removes grease and polishes at the same time without leaving a wax residue. I use it on the frame and all the components as well. They glisten and shine like new.