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HELP. Bike outside is rustingkiwisimon
Mar 14, 2003 5:11 PM
Almost embarressed to post this but, since getting married and having a child arriving soon my bike has had to go outside(no garage or luck up available). Recently here in Japan its been snowing a lot and even though I have it covered I"m finding the bolts and chain and starting to corrode. I"ve oiled .WD40ed and greased but find things are still turning brown. Nothing extreme but I was wondering if anyone out there had any advice to slow the process down? Thanks in advance
re: HELP. Bike outside is rustinghutchtrickstar
Mar 15, 2003 7:51 PM
Forget WD40, and try a thicker oil. Are you at least covering it up with a tarp or plastic garbage bags?
re: HELP. Bike outside is rusting,kiwisimon
Mar 18, 2003 8:56 AM
have it covered with a full bike cover. I think the salt on the roads here is contributing to the quick corrosion. Will try a thicker oil and as most of the snow has melted will totally strip and scrub off all rust spots before giving it a full coat of oil again. thanks and tail winds