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Aarrgghh, road brine

Old 01-24-23, 12:58 PM
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Aarrgghh, road brine

I just finished tensioning a couple wheels on one of by bikes and was taking a short spin in the 32 degree weather to test it out. Watch for ice of course. Snow coming tomorrow, so turning down a street and the road was wet with freshly applied salt brine. I turned around immediately and went another way. For you folks in warmer climates, this is a brine solution that is sprayed on the roads prior to snow or ice so as to get a start on keeping the roads clear. I guess it works a bit but is really rough on vehicles for rust, and I certainly didnít want to ride my vintage Fuji through it. Waiting for spring.
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Originally Posted by sd5782 View Post
I just finished tensioning a couple wheels on one of by bikes and was taking a short spin in the 32 degree weather to test it out. Watch for ice of course. Snow coming tomorrow, so turning down a street and the road was wet with freshly applied salt brine. I turned around immediately and went another way. For you folks in warmer climates, this is a brine solution that is sprayed on the roads prior to snow or ice so as to get a start on keeping the roads clear. I guess it works a bit but is really rough on vehicles for rust, and I certainly didnít want to ride my vintage Fuji through it. Waiting for spring.
Yep every year I face this. Once the first application of the winter chemicals go down my good bikes are put in hibernation. They don't see the rad again until after the first good spring rain that washes away all remnants of the chemicals.
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