I own a 1981 Peugeot PSV10. The frame is a Super Vitus 980 (Butted CrMo Steel). I've ridden it in the rain many times and always wipe it dry and keep it indoors. It looks almost as new as the day I bought it. The tubular aluminum rims and spokes are also in perfect condition without any rust around the spoke eye-let area.
I have replaced Cables, Brake Pads, Tires, Chains, and Rear Derailleur over the 23 years. I have just disassembled the bottom bracket and greased the bearings. The bottom bracket bearings are still shiney and appear new. It will most likely out live me and be passed on to my children. I think that keeping it maintained, clean and indoors has preserved it as there is no rust anywhere on the bicycle.
Last edited by wildjim; 09-27-04 at 04:09 PM.