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Old 10-12-04, 11:40 PM
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Ok, yesterday, I crashed my Specialized hardrock Sport 04 bike and broke my tailbone. It was pouring rain, so my bike got really really wet on the trail, and also on the drive home in the bed of my truck.

So considering the pain I was in, I didnt get to give it a proper drying and lube job after being so wet.

This is what I did, I turned on a big box fan set it to high, and pointed it at the bike, and got a can of WD40 then sprayed all the moving parts I could.

THEN I went to the ER to get checked out and found out I have a broken tailbone.. OUCH.

The bike's still in my garage covered with WD40..

Will it be OK for at least a few days? I dont think I will be able to move around well enough to give it a through cleaning job.

I'm planning on using a degreaser on everything and wiping it all squeaky clean and relube.

How bad or good is WD40 for your bike, in a situation like this?

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Old 10-13-04, 12:21 AM
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As I recall the acronym "WD" means "Water displacer". So it seems to me that you used the WD 40 for the exact purpose that it was created, unlike the more common tasks that it is put to.
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Yeah, thats exactly why I picked the water displacer

I guess my concerns were about if the stuff in wd40 might eat at seals of the stem and stuff like that... why I was asking.

wd40's great stuff... Back in dark ages I used to use it to lube my chain on my single speed... heh.
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