Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: W. Sacramento Region, aka, Nut Tree
Bikes: Giant OCR T, Trek SC
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What's the latest buzz on winter riding and road additives?
How much of a problem is there with winter riding and winter road treatments? I would like to continue riding this winter, but don't want to trash my bike. In CO, CDOT uses either "Ice slicer", granular salt plus other stuff or liquid deicers, i.e. magnesium chloride.
Reasonable answer may address one or more of these subquestions:
Road salt-- what does it do to a bike over one winter?
Mag Chloride-- what does it do to a bike over a one winter?
Do you clean your bike after each ride or once a week?
What is best to clean bike with? Doesn't a good cleaning require some relubbing as well?
Anything else I need to know?