Hybrid Bicycles - Preparing for Winter
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10-04-09, 08:35 AM
Sorry for the basic question, I'm still new to this...Is there anything I should know about preparing my bike for winter or maintaining it during winter? I have a Trek FX and live outside of Chicago (it's already in the 40's!!!)
I would like to keep riding for fun and excersize during winter but not sure if I can. Should I invest in a bike trainer instead?
10-04-09, 10:03 AM
Just make sure you keep everything well lubricated and clean - I live in North Aurora, and regularly ride the MUPs around here until the snow and ice start to stick. (which was a long time last year)
Then, I move to "The Beast" (Schwinn Airdyne) for the winter.
Did I mention WELL LUBRICATED??????????
I have a 7.5FX in Chicago but don't ride it in the winter...mostly because I like to baby it. I ride my other hybrid in the winter though, and don't really do anything to prepare it for the cold season.
10-04-09, 05:04 PM
There is a separate Winter Cycling forum on this site. You might try posting your question over there.
10-05-09, 06:39 AM
I live in northern Michigan. Probably the big thing that I do is along the lines of what wanderer said: I make sure to switch over to wet lube for the drivetrain. I mount studded tires too, but it's not quite time yet for those.
10-05-09, 07:47 AM
Thanks folks, all good advice, I'll check out the other section as well.
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