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    Senior Member danlikesbikes's Avatar
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    Properly caring for your bike after it's been in the rain for a while

    Anyone have any normal operating procedure for after that happens?
    Maybe starting with... if the bike is still wet wipe it down with a towel

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    that's it, a towel.

    if you don't already have a hole in your bb shell
    and you drive that bike in the rain often, you
    should drill a hole.

    otherwise, if you don't have all sealed cartridge
    bearings, you just need to clean and re-grease
    everything once in a while.

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    um, never leave it out in the rain?

    if you've been riding in the rain, I reccomend getting a roll of those blue shop towels and spinning the rear wheel whilst wiping down the chain real quick.
    not in the sense of a real or thorough chain-cleaning, but a quick remove-the-grit wipe.

    if you're talking more than a day of bad weather riding, check your chain tension regularly. the road crap stretches them really fast.

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