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Old 07-30-17, 11:54 PM
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Riding underwater

I just picked up a fat bike and really enjoying it. Yesterday, I was riding river beds and had to cross deep water. The water came to my knees and the pedals were completely submerged. I did a fair bit of this. The chain was completely cleansed of lube My question is: Do you think I need to re-grease-pack the bearings in the bottom bracket and hubs?
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Yes, and the pedals too.
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and the steering head bearings, too.... and dry out the frame in the sun for a couple days once you disassemble everything.

plus, the cables/housings.
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The water will gained entry in everything, so you need to consider the wheel bearings is it disc of Vee brakes? & also pull off all the cables & take out the inner cable, hang them up flush the outer cable through with oil, I would also think about taking off the tires that amount of water may get through spoke eyes.

Also the frame / forks etc may have small holes to allow in the bike construction so water will be in those as well, also pull out the seat tube make sure its clean.
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Thanks for the replies.
A long job. Not sure, I am going to do all that, seeing as I will probably hit the water again this weekend. I did the bottom bracket, then loaded it with waterproof grease, then cleaned and lubed the chain, derailleurs and headset. Trying to figure out how to disassemble the pedals. Can't see how to remove the plastic cap with damaging it. Need to get a 17mm cone wrench for the hubs, so those will have to wait. Everything is moving/rolling smoothly for now

A lot fun, always means a lot of work to get there.
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