Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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Massachusetts, we love salt!
dont get attached to the bike , salt will not do it any favors and you will replace the whole bike soon enough.
or relegate it to wintertime and get a second bike anyhow so the summer bike is not so rusty and corroded.
that being said.. in the LBS, I see new hubs with rubber boots on them as grease seals ,
even some lower tier than 105
Ice on the ground, the MTB with the Studded tires comes out, its about 20 years old now,
only gets used when the water freezes on the road,
[way different than a road bike like the OP is coveting]
Second bike suggestion: IGH,Drum brakes and at least a 35 wide tire , if 700c
since there are Studded tire made in that width.
[S-A dyno-drum front hub for the dark season]
It will be a built for a purpose, and I'd think a fine ride in the foul weather
Last edited by fietsbob; 12-24-13 at 01:28 PM.