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Old 01-24-12, 09:21 PM   #1
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Ever gotten your bike wet?

[video=youtube;b3BgWG-9XAs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3BgWG-9XAs&feature=relmfu[/video]

That's gettin' wet.
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Old 01-24-12, 09:23 PM   #2
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Dude at 0:43 seconds is in the clear! Well, so to speak.
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Old 01-24-12, 11:08 PM   #3
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Salt water? No thank you very much.
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Old 01-24-12, 11:39 PM   #4
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Now here is where aluminum shines!
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Old 01-25-12, 07:47 AM   #5
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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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Old 01-25-12, 08:26 AM   #6
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That's crazy. Anyone make SPD compatible flippers?
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Old 01-25-12, 10:00 AM   #7
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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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Old 01-25-12, 11:21 AM   #8
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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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Old 01-25-12, 03:48 PM   #9
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Old 01-25-12, 04:06 PM   #10
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Old 01-25-12, 07:42 PM   #11
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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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Old 01-26-12, 03:14 AM   #12
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That's a great video! So natural!
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Old 01-26-12, 08:12 AM   #13
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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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Old 01-26-12, 10:21 AM   #14
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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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