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Old 09-28-05, 08:07 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-28-05, 08:44 PM   #2
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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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Old 09-28-05, 09:41 PM   #3
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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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