|preparing my bike for the beach.||mlbd|
May 24, 2002 5:21 AM
|I'm heading off to the beach tomorrow for a week and am i'm brining my steel bike. anything i should do to protect it? thanks.|
|re: preparing my bike for the beach.||Dave Hickey|
May 24, 2002 5:34 AM
|I've done it a couple of times. I usually spray the components with WD40 and use a wet lube on the chain.
|are you sure?||ClydeTri|
May 24, 2002 5:47 AM
|I am not an expert on this topic, but, isnt' WD-40 a penetrant not a lubricant? Wouldnt' it be the opposite of what you would want? Also, wet lubes hold onto dirt/sand/etc compared to dry lubes dont they? I am assuming you will be riding on the beach..not in the surf here. Tell me where I am wrong.|
|are you sure?||Dave Hickey|
May 24, 2002 8:25 AM
|I've never had a problem. If your riding near the beach, sand and grit are always going to be in the air. I've found dry lube doesn't provide enough protection. I use the WD40 mainly for protection from the salt.|
|maybe a little SPF 50?||DougSloan|
May 24, 2002 5:44 AM
|I'd think you'd want dry lube so that sand doesn't stick to the chain?|
May 24, 2002 6:30 AM
|a week at the beach wont do any harm, unless youre planning on riding in the sand or the water.
the huffyies of the world will deteriorate after a year or two, if left outside, but a decent quality bike will be fine.
Dont fear the salt air...we beach dwellers ride bikes too!