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    Cabrőnista™ dprayvd's Avatar
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    Ever gotten your bike wet?



    That's gettin' wet.
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    Dude at 0:43 seconds is in the clear! Well, so to speak.

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    Salt water? No thank you very much.
    Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein.

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    Now here is where aluminum shines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobile 155 View Post
    Salt water? No thank you very much.
    Actually, that's Lake Michigan, so it's fresh water. Easy mistake to make when you see waves like that. Whenever I visit the area, I am always amazed at how massive and "ocean like" the Great Lakes are.
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    That's crazy. Anyone make SPD compatible flippers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobile 155 View Post
    Salt water? No thank you very much.
    That's Chicago, so it's fresh water. Unfortunately, plenty of salt on the wet roads in New England this time of year. If you're gonna ride, it's unavoidable. Of course it's not quite like completely immersing a bike in sea water.
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    The first week I had my Rockhopper, it somehow crashed into the ocean. We were riding on the beach around midnight when a rogue wave smashed into me & my riding buddy. He got tangled in kelp. I was paralyzed with laughter. Bike lasted another 12 years after that.

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    "Science has proven that if you have one flat on your bike, you will have another one, sooner or later. This is the reason that you should always buy a new bike when you get a flat." Mr Grumpy
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    Quote Originally Posted by krustyone View Post
    What's wrong wit dat Boy?..Huh!!!

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    I grew up in Michigan, so I'm very familiar with the Great Lakes. Never got swept away while riding a bike though.

    I did manage to roll my bike into a river when I was a kid. My brother and I would roll our bikes down this hill and chase after them. Mine took a turn into the river. Oops! I got it back and never did tell my mother the whole story.
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    That's a great video! So natural!

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    There was a flooded out section for several days on my commute. No waves, but about 2 feet of standing fresh water. At the deepest point it was close to the top of my wheels. I passed a few cars that didn’t make it through, a couple with drivers still in them, and even seen a small fish swim past my front tire!

    When I got to this section I stopped, removed my shoes and socks and strapped them to my rack. Once on the other side I shock my feet dry and put my dry socks / shoes back on. Lots of resistance in water this deep... walking speed tops. That was 2 years ago, the bike is still fine.
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    For as complex as bikes seem, they really are mechanically simple. Provided that you clean all the dirt and grime and salt off of them and maybe repack the front and rear bearings, everything should be fine.

    The only real issue I see that might be hard for the home mechanic to do would be to take the crank apart to clean out the water and grime from those bearings. But repacking the front and rear bearings? That should be easy enough.

    Funny video!

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    Only when riding in Vancouver, BC, in the winter.

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    Or here 3/4 of the year..

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    SGRT PCH underpass during high tide.
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