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Originally Posted by MichaelW View Post
Steel bikes last outside 24/7 in coastal towns, if properly winterized.

I like aluminium 20" 3/5-speed /gates belt-drive shopper bikes for compact storage.

A BB drain hole is essential.
On the coast where I live...24/7 is about the life of a steel bike outside. Marine salt air eats them alive.
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