Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
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I'm thinking it would depend on how it's stored between rides. If it's exposed to the weather the the first thing to probably happen is that the chain, unless it's an expensive stainless Wipperman, will rust solid. In that case, cycling the chain by riding the bike will most likely extend the chain's useful life.
Do you suppose that the folks who buy the stainless Wipperman chains do it so they can park their bikes outside in the weather for extended periods?