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Old 06-06-07, 11:31 AM   #1
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Caring for your bike after rain rides

I want to hear what to do to your bike after you ride in the rain.

3 scenarios, please touch on each one and make it clear.


A) It's a light rain, no puddles.


B) It's a moderate rain, puddles, you get your shirt a little bit wet.


C) It's a tropical mansoon, very very wet. You are wet, your undies are wet, you are socked.
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Old 06-06-07, 11:41 AM   #2
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I want to hear what to do to your bike after you ride in the rain.

3 scenarios, please touch on each one and make it clear.


A) It's a light rain, no puddles.


B) It's a moderate rain, puddles, you get your shirt a little bit wet.


C) It's a tropical mansoon, very very wet. You are wet, your undies are wet, you are socked.
a/ Nothing
b/ Nothing
c/ Nothing
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Old 06-06-07, 11:46 AM   #3
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For all three:
Shake the water off your bike, change clothes, oil your chain before you ride again.
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Old 06-06-07, 11:48 AM   #4
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I heard something about oiling the drive train after rain rides. Anything? I have aluminum bike, with Shimano 27 speed..

If not for rain, when would you oil things? I love my bike, caring for it is not a big deal, in fact productive, since I'm using it instead of my mustang.




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Old 06-06-07, 12:28 PM   #5
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i would say just basic maintenance ... if it needs help ( making noises , visual signs of , HEy that doesnt look right ) then repair it . go to your LBS and check out what products they suggest and WHY . ask questions , we are all here to learn something , i hope .
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A.) nothing
B.) Avoid puddles, wipe off bike with rag
C.) Wipe off bike, wipe off drivetrain, and put where it will dry well. Then oil drivetrain with Finish Line chain oil.
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Old 06-06-07, 12:35 PM   #7
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a) nothing
b) nothing
c) relube my chain. Spray off the excess dirt off of my bike.
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Old 06-06-07, 01:11 PM   #8
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I might have to pedal to LBS to get Chain Oil. Can use WD-40 as a substitude before I ride there?


It's didn't get too soaked, I'd say a light B.
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A) Nothing
B) I run a rag over the frame and drivetrain. If the chain needs oil, I oil it.
C) I run a rag over the frame and drivetrain. I sometimes take the seatpost out and leave the bike upside-down in the stand to dry, then re-grease the seat tube. If the chain needs oil, I oil it.
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I might have to pedal to LBS to get Chain Oil. Can use WD-40 as a substitude before I ride there?
Don't use WD-40 on your chain. Is your chain squeaking like mad? If not, you can ride it to the shop. If so, you can probably still ride it to the shop
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A) Nothing.

B) Probably nothing. If I'm feeling energetic, I'll wipe my rims down.

C) I'll wipe my rims down. If my bike is really full of crap, I'll wipe it down a bit so it doesn't sludge on the floor in the office.
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Old 06-06-07, 09:46 PM   #12
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3 scenarios [for riding in the rain], please touch on each one and make it clear.


A) It's a light rain, no puddles.
I wipe my tires to keep the floors clean, and then bring in my bike. Or if I park it outside, I put a plastic bag on the saddle.


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B) It's a moderate rain, puddles, you get your shirt a little bit wet.
Ditto. And I won't have my shirt wet because I would have worn my rain coat.


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C) It's a tropical mansoon, very very wet. You are wet, your undies are wet, you are socked.
Ditto, though I'm more likely to lift the bike until it reaches its destination in the boots bin. Then water will drop nicely over the day. And I won't be too wet because I'll have full rain gear.


As for other maintenance, I'm likely to re-lube my chain a few weeks later because it will squeak.
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A. I use the water left in my bottles to spray the sand and grit off the Bottom Bracket and Down Tube.

B. I do the same as A, and give the chain a wipe, and probably re-lube it the next day.

C. Same as A, with a full wash, wipe, and re-lube.
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A. nothing
B. nothing
C. I may remove the seatpost to help dry out any water in bottom bracket (steel bike), re-lube
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Old 06-07-07, 06:46 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by djSlvt
I want to hear what to do to your bike after you ride in the rain.

3 scenarios, please touch on each one and make it clear.


A) It's a light rain, no puddles.


B) It's a moderate rain, puddles, you get your shirt a little bit wet.


C) It's a tropical mansoon, very very wet. You are wet, your undies are wet, you are socked.
A) Nothing
B) Hang my shirt off the frame so that it dries.
c) Hang up my wet undies off the frame so they dry.
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Old 06-07-07, 07:19 PM   #16
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I want to hear what to do to your bike after you ride in the rain.

3 scenarios, please touch on each one and make it clear.


A) It's a light rain, no puddles.


B) It's a moderate rain, puddles, you get your shirt a little bit wet.


C) It's a tropical mansoon, very very wet. You are wet, your undies are wet, you are socked.
you forgot the 4th scenario...

D) Splashed by old man going through puddle whith his car trying to keep up with you at 40mph

have you fixed your "3rd front gear" yet?
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