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Old 10-07-01, 06:16 PM   #1
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Re: Cycling in rain

Hi,

I just got my bike awhile ago and have never cycled in the rain until today. I am just wondering if there is anything that I need to do each time to ensure that the chain does not rust and the parts do not sustain damage ?

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Old 10-07-01, 06:37 PM   #2
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If its dry, it wont rust. All i do after I ride in the rain is I wipe the chain off, and take a hair dryer and spray the dereilleurs and whatever else that has water beads on it. I also quirt lube onto almost al the bolt heads, so they dont start rusting. Thats all you really need to do.
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Old 10-07-01, 07:38 PM   #3
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If its dry, it wont rust. All i do after I ride in the rain is I wipe the chain off, and take a hair dryer and spray the dereilleurs and whatever else that has water beads on it. I also quirt lube onto almost al the bolt heads, so they dont start rusting. Thats all you really need to do.
I use WD-40 or something similar as a corrosion displacer. That is just for any bits of water you miss while trying to get the chain dry. However, it is not a proper lube, so you'll need to apply something else when the rain stops to get better protection.

I hope you'll enjoy riding in the rain as much as I do
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WD40!!???????
AAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!!!
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WD40!!???????
AAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!!!
What's wrong with WD40 if it's followed by proper lube?

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