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    Deep In The Battlefield.. AtlPirate's Avatar
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    Riding on beach/sand??

    When riding on a beach or sand for that matter, is extra cleaning requried afterwards or no? it just seems that a lot of sand and crap is going to get caught in my gears. I am just wondering because girlfriend and I are going to Daytona and im bringing my bike

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    I couldn't car less. jeff williams's Avatar
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    Yes, your chain oil + sand will grind up your drive.
    Try a 'dry' lube?
    Just clean the drive after the days cycling I'd say.
    I sometimes ride on hard, packed sand on the beach, loose sand and you will not go far.

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    Rent a couple of beach cruisers. I rent them at Hilton Head every spring. The bike guys there (Marriott timeshare place) say their bikes don't last long due to the salt spray and sand. They get a new shipment every year or so.

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    Yup, beach cruisers with 26x2.125" tyres pumped up to no more than 30-35psi. Floats on sand easily.

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    thanks for the help, guess i'll be leaving my bike at home.

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