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Old 06-21-09, 02:01 PM
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The annual "I rode my road bike through deep water" thread

I rode through a 50 yard section of standing water about 18 inches deep today. Obviously I'll wipe down and re oil the chain and derailleur, but what about the bottom bracket, wheel and pedal bearings? All of these parts were totally submerged for about a minute in clean standing water. Can these parts handle an occasional submerging without any problems? I know my Felt hubs have sealed bearings and the Sram GXP bottom bracket might too, but I doubt they can keep all the water out. I rode the bike another 50 miles after the misjudge puddle.

Should I, A) ride it until it starts to make noise, B) Ride it for another 100 miles than have the LBS do their thing, or C) Take it to the LBS ASAP.

When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

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