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    maintenance after cycling in rain

    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 ?

    Keiyana

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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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    Originally posted by KleinMp99
    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?

    Richard :confused:
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