Now that I am really getting into building up and maintaining my bike, I am trying to plan ahead for the upcoming rainy season. I live in Davis CA and the winters here can be extremely rainy! First, let me say that I don't do long commutes in the rain. The longest I would have to ride my bike while raining would be 1 - 2 miles.
Here are some of the questions I have:
What components (besides chain) need 'extra' maintenance?
How often is it necessary to re-grease the chain and other components?
Do other people ride there bikes with higher end components during the rainy season? If so, what is your maintenance schedule like?
Is it just a bad idea in general to ride a quality bike in the rain, consistently?
Thanks for any input!