I purchased a new mantis ghost mountain bike about 2 months ago and a couple weeks after having it the pedals broke off. When that happened I just put it on the side of our storage house which has extended roofing so it protected the bike from rain but not from weather. After a little while and a few rain storms I noticed the bike was rusting in various places. That isn't my concern though. I also noticed the freewheel is starting to rust a little and looks very dried out and the chain looks dry and weathered too. I haven't done any maintenance or care on the bike. When I ride it, I can hear random click noises coming from the rear derailleur. I guess the chain needs umm.. oiling or something? I don't know. I've never worked on bikes before so I don't know what I need to keep them going. What should I do about the rust and clicking noise? Also what about the chain?
casey86, You can use some WD40 and a Scotchbrite pad to remove the surface rust from unpainted items. You can use any oil (not WD40) to lubricate the chain, in a pinch. After the bike's cleaned up consider moving it into the shed.