Last week I posted re: my rear hub freezing up (thanks for all the feedback - I am going to work on it today if I can get to the diy shop). I'm wondering if I'm getting water in the hub & this caused the problem. Keeping in mind that I've been commuting daily on this bike for the last 16 months.
We have a garage area at work where, on every bad weather day, I take a garden watering can filled w/ warm water & rinse off the entire drivetrain. Then I wipe the bike (esp the chain) down w/ towels & set it aside to completely dry. Some hours later, I'll drop TriLube into the chain, spin it through the gears & then wipe the chain to remove excess.
Am I overdoing it or do I just need to avoid getting water on the rear cog/hub, ie just rinse the chain?
ps Its a '06 Volpe w/ a Shimano Tiagra rear hub.