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Bike got drenched in the rain(10 posts)

Bike got drenched in the rainRoadieHawk
Aug 14, 2001 3:11 PM

I need some advice...My road bike was on my auto roof rack when it rained cat and dogs while I was on the highway. It wasn't safe for me to pull over so I just had to drive all the way home.

Needless to say, the bike got soaking wet. Today the bike is dry but i wanted to know if anyone cld give me some advice on what re-lubing, rust concerns, etc?

the frame is aluminum and the components are ultegra.

thanks for your help

Lisa Hawkins
About a thousand threads on this...cory
Aug 14, 2001 4:14 PM
This comes up all the time, and if you look in the archives I'm sure you'll find detailed information. Basically, though, especially with an aluminum frame, forget it. Lube the chain and the driveline and brake pivots the way you would anyway and just go ride. You haven't hurt anything.
About a thousand threads on
Aug 14, 2001 7:03 PM
cory is a queer nagger
Hey "de"nova
Aug 15, 2001 7:49 AM
Stay off this board.
Hey "de"de
Aug 15, 2001 7:55 AM
screw you nova
Hey "de"nova
Aug 15, 2001 10:32 AM
You'll have to wait until I'm finished with your mother. Maybe you can watch cartoons until we're finished?
Hey "de"de
Aug 16, 2001 6:28 PM
you are a homo
stop screwing your kid brother
About Novade
Aug 16, 2001 6:29 PM
he is a dick sucker
Grow up, boys.jtolleson
Aug 16, 2001 7:56 PM
Alright, little junior high additions to the board. If you can't keep it grown up and about bikes, take it back to the schoolyard.
re: Bike got drenched in the rainSamDC
Aug 15, 2001 10:46 AM
Maybe take off your cranks and bottomw bracket. Same thing happened to me. I took out the B.B. and wiped off the rain water, relubed the the threads and put it back on. Definitely should lube your chain and other pivots. Best thing to do is lube all the mechanical componest just in case water got it it. Keep in mind, almost any form of wet lubrication will displace water.