This is my first winter cycling, and last summer and fall I heard about people getting out their "beater bikes", but didn't understand why.
Now after a couple months of salt (EVIL) and snow, I get it. Thst sutff has ravaged my chain and rear cassette. I'm definitely going to need to replace the chain, and maybe the cassette, too.
So do ALL you guys have dedicated winter bikes that you just let get crapped up? If not, are there tricks to keeping that awfule salt from corroding the drive mechanism?
(I heard one interesting idea of using car wax, but haven't tried it as I'm not confident enough yet to take off the cassette.)