recommended lubrication for winter riding
I live in Oregon and we have wet winters. I don't want to give up riding in the winter and have the necessary rain gear/clothing but noticed after my first ride in a rainstorm that the bike and its running gear is covered with "road grime" after drying out. I am going to buy fenders for my Fuji Absolute but worry about the effect of the water and road grime on the chain, chain rings, derailleurs, etc. Is there a lubricant and cleaner that is best for these conditions? Would I be better off riding my converted mountain bike with road tires and adjustable stem instead of my newer road bike in the winter or am I being too concerned about the effects of the winter elements on the running gear?
Please be specific about product names and types if you have any suggestions. I sense I am getting the "sell what is on the shelf" response from my local bike shop.
Last edited by krokumr; 11-21-07 at 01:57 AM.
Reason: need more info