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    Tampa Bay- Salt air= rust?

    I am going to USF in Tampa in the spring and I was wondering if anybody here lives near salt air and what they do about keeping their bikes from rusting. Thanks for any advice.

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    Prevailing wind direction will be major factor. I live near the Ocean, but the winds usually blow much of the salt in the air out to sea.

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    Keep it clean, then it's not that big an issue.

    I only noticed rust in places on my bike that got submerged. Wh they got submerged....somedays the rainfall is just that bad.
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    I often ride near the beach/bay (winds almost always blowing in from the ocean) and the only precaution I take is wiping down the bike after I ride. The only rust I have noticed is on bolts (stem bolts, derailleur bolts, etc).

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info. I'm glad there's nothing special that needs to be done.

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