Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: A land that time forgot
Bikes: the ever shifting stable loaded with comfortable road bikes and city and winter bikes
once it is consistently below freezing, your bike will pick up relatively little additional freeze up. I'd certainly recommend keeping cable housings lubed, chain clean, rims wiped, brake pads scoured, pivot points on derailluers lubed, etc...
road slop, near freezing conditions, etc will always affect the drivetrain.
but what is deluterious to a bike is to go from a 70 degree house, out into 15 degree weather, then to melt again at work, then out into the freeze again, then back into a warm house at night.
finding a covered roof eave at work, or packing a nylon cover is preferable to bringing a bike inside on a twice daily basis in snow country. your drivetrain will be happier, your frame less damaged at the end of the winter.
my experience as a youth/college kid in Upper Michigan. snow like THIS. sorry, no ride/snow pics from my youth.
Last edited by Bekologist; 10-30-08 at 01:03 PM.