Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Chandler, AZ, USA
Well, the PMs come polished but the frame is a laborious trip to hell and back to polish.
But as far as upkeep, the frame is easy and the wheels, although not terribly hard to keep shiny, are more difficult than the frame.
For the PM wheels, if you have a bike stand, upkeep is pretty easy for the "wheel" part, the "spoke" areas are more of a pain, as the chain is easy to brush up against while polishing and the rag can get grease on it, (BAD!!)
The front is not so hard if you have a front stand, just take a bit of alum. polish and wipe it shiny, and rotate wheel a bit and do it again. Doesnt really take too much time.
Without stands it is a bit of a hassle.