I love BF and this rant probably doesn't apply to the people who visit this site, but I ask you to ask or help your fair weather bicycle friends and family to please clean and maintain the precision machines that are my passion. I work in an LBS and it is spring time and all those people who are bursting to get on a bike drag in all manner of filth and look astonished when we give them an estimate for a tune up, or ask how long has this been left outside. Ive seen two year old bikes come in that could have given many years of reliable service reduced to a maintenance nightmare that is not worth the price of the repair bill. Bikes should not be considered disposable so please help the environment and save your friends some money through the most simple maintenance procedures and cleaning. Thanks Tom
P.S. Tires really should get air more than once a year.