Plays in traffic
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax
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If you find water in there, you'll know what to do.
However I think you may be stuck on one definition of "frozen". It does not always refer to the liquid water becoming solid water at 32°F. Hell, my bike frame is made of frozen aluminum. Aluminum freezes at about 2100°F.
No, the definition which I think applies here is "something that's supposed to move, but doesn't", as in "my shoulder is froze up" or "my quill is frozen in the headset".
Although your problem is temperature related, it doesn't necessarily mean it's water related too. Grease becomes stiffer and frozen at low temperatures too. Different greases have different freezing points. Follow the advice in the other thread as regards cleaning and regreasing. Again, if you do find water in there, then worry about seals and stuff.