Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Bikes: 1990 Burley Bossa Nova, 1992 Paramount PDG-70, 1993 Specialized Stumpjumper, 2005 Jamis Dakar XC Pro, 2007 Rivendell Bleriot
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I used to live in Vancouver, B.C., where it rains constantly, and i rode my bike everywhere in the pouring rain. Steel frame too, and it's fine.
Bikes are fine in the rain. Just bounce it up and down a few times before you take it inside to get rid of some of the water, and keep your parts lubed.