I haven't taken my bike out in the slush yet partly for fear of the salt getting into parts and ruining them. I am concerned about chain/drivetrain over the aluminum frame rusting. Lots of questions, see if you can answer them all.
1.) What is there that I can do to preserve the bike? I am unable to hose it off, so that is out of the question.
2.) Is there a special chain lube that I should use? I am broke so replacing parts at the end of winter is out of the question, apart from the chain maybe.
3.) Would I be better off just riding my 80's Panasonic Sport LX over my Trek Portland while the salt is on the ground?
4.) Also, if I rode the Panasonic in the slush but the good bike while roads are dry but still salty, would that be a good strategy or will salt being kicked into chain under the Portland's 1/2-fenders still be harmful?