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Old 02-03-16, 06:25 PM
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Bikes: 96 gary fisher 'utopia' : 99 Softride 'Norwester'(for sale), 1972 Raleigh Twenty. Surly 1x1 converted to 1x8, 96 Turner Burner

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I use a plastic gallon jug of warm water and rinse the bike off outside, then let it dry in the garage. In temperatures below 15f/-9c I'll bring it inside. It seems to operate better storing it in warmer temperatures versus leaving it in the garage when its really, really cold out. I try to clean my drivetrain at least once a month, when temperatures allow. This year it hasn't been an issue with the mild winter that my region is having. But thats about it. I don't polish it up. I like to keep it looking grungy. I've had the same parts on it for years and they work just fine in the cold temperatures.

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