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preparing my bike for the beach.(6 posts)

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.

Have fun
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!