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Ridin' in the rain

Catrin2010-12-21 17:17:13 +0000 #1
It rained this morning on my ride, though not much. More of a sprinkle and enough to get my legs dirty. What do I need to do extra to my bike tonight because of it? I assume if my legs were dirty that extra stuff got into the drivetrain...
indysteel2010-12-21 17:24:23 +0000 #2
I'm not the most fastidious person when it comes to my bike, but in the very least, I'll wipe down my chain and relube it if I've ridden in the rain. I typically wipe the rest of the frame clean, too.
Catrin2010-12-21 17:59:16 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by indysteel

I'm not the most fastidious person when it comes to my bike, but in the very least, I'll wipe down my chain and relube it if I've ridden in the rain. I typically wipe the rest of the frame clean, too.

I thought that a relube was probable called for, thanks!
marni2010-12-21 17:43:53 +0000 #4
you might also want to give the two cog wheels on your rear derailleur a good wipe down both sides, wipe down the crank teeth of your pedals, wipe down the sides of your tires and the brake pads just to make sure they didn't pick up any grit. Also any where metal touches metal should be at least thoroughly dried, if not oiled.

Of course that should be in your daily end of ride maintainence wipe down anyway
aicabsolut2010-12-21 19:10:16 +0000 #5
Also clean your rims and brake pads. All kinds of grit gets up in there in the rain.
tulip2010-12-21 18:16:01 +0000 #6
Oh wow, I spent four hours cleaning my bike on Sunday...first time in YEARS! Everything sparkles, and I put new tires on with red stripes, to match my red bike. I'm going to the LBS today to pick up some new brake pads since I noticed that mine are worn way, way down.

So I'm not one to bother much about cleaning after a slightly rainy ride!
Catrin2010-12-21 19:23:54 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by tulip

Oh wow, I spent four hours cleaning my bike on Sunday...first time in YEARS! Everything sparkles, and I put new tires on with red stripes, to match my red bike. I'm going to the LBS today to pick up some new brake pads since I noticed that mine are worn way, way down.

So I'm not one to bother much about cleaning after a slightly rainy ride!

hmmmm, where did you get your tires with the red stripes? Still looking for good 26 inch tires with blue stripes
tulip2010-12-21 18:48:13 +0000 #8
They are Seca Serfas wire bead 700x23. I got them from Amazon because my LBS only had kevlar bead, which I neither need nor felt like paying for. Wire bead is like half the price of kevlar bead.

My old tires were toast. They were showing bald spots, and had cracks in the sidewall. I got them 4 years ago and just kept riding and riding. It was time for new tires, so I got the red striped ones. My old ones were the same tires, but without the red stripe. They are great tires.

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