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    Rain water has caused some serious problems to my bike

    I had to drive for two days through a torrential downpour with my bike on the rack about 6 weeks ago. When I got home I did the quick dry, and have not ridden since. I obviously did not take some important precautions, and am afraid I messed some stuff up. My main concern at this point is that my headset feels almost locked up. I am able to turn my handlebars, but it makes me cringe. Did I kill my bike, or is there a relatively quick fix? My bike is a steel frame Surly.

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    Hello while most modern headsets are 'sealed' I would strongly suggest that you overhaul the headset. while headset is seal for protection while riding being stuck on a roof at 65mph+ in a downpour is another story. show the bike a little love and have the HS overhauled and your cables cleaned and lubed.
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte SOLD, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

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