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Condensation(4 posts)

Aug 1, 2002 6:52 PM
I keep my bike in my basement where it is cool (not cold). It has been very hot and very humid outside lately. When I bring my bike out to ride, I immediately notice condensation forming on the stem and other metal pieces (probably everything). My inclination is that this it not great, but is it really bad?

The alternative is keeping it in a hot, humid environment all of the time (garage). I'm not sure how good that is either.

What's the preferred storage place for a bike during the season?

re: CondensationSkip
Aug 1, 2002 8:24 PM
If you can enclose the bike somehow in the basement, try putting in some of those closet rods (low amp/watts heating elements) to decrease the relative humidity.
re: CondensationGMS
Aug 2, 2002 4:24 AM
Do you think that the condensation is actually dependent on the humidity in the basement? I would think it is just dependent on the temperature in the basement, and the temperature and humidity outside. The moisture is coming from the outdoor air.

Bike is aluminum, but getting any bike wet isn't too good. I'm mroe worried about the effect on the chain and components.
Is it steel? nmjose_Tex_mex
Aug 1, 2002 8:48 PM