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Old 07-22-18, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 2pedals5 View Post
I see. Let's put the concern on frame and money aside. That leaves me the most important parts that flows me on the road which is pedals, chain, shifter(they are metals right) and the I' derailure(sp?) How can I keep up with rust free daily through rain or no rain?
The biggest factor in reducing/preventing rust, IMO, is parking it inside at home, preferably in an air conditioned/low humidity room. If your bike spends most of its time there, moisture won't have a chance to fester and corrode. You can let the bike drip dry after a wet ride, none of the components on a bicycle should flash-rust overnight.

I would give it a rinse with clean water after riding through brined/salted roads during winter, if that's a thing you do.
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