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Best frame type for rain?(18 posts)

Best frame type for rain?riney
Sep 6, 2002 9:45 AM
What, besides ti, is the best type of frame to ride in wet conditions to aviod rust and corosion? Also what are some reccomended ways to prepare and protect your bike from the hazards of wet weather?
Sep 6, 2002 9:54 AM
That would be one that doesn't rust - can you say carbon fiber?

You've got way too much time on your hands.
Thanks grzy, you took the words out of my mouth. nmDave Hickey
Sep 6, 2002 9:57 AM
Any clunker is fine, why get your nice bike dirty? nmrwbadley
Sep 6, 2002 9:59 AM
The hazards of wet weather...mr_spin
Sep 6, 2002 10:00 AM
To protect your bike:

1. Move to the desert
2. Never ride outside
3. Encase it in lucite
4. Dip it in wax

To prepare your bike:

1. Speak softly, but assertively
2. Explain the situation in terms it can understand
3. Don't be judgemental
4. If the bike doesn't want to get wet, don't force it.
mucho LOL nmJS Haiku Shop
Sep 6, 2002 10:11 AM
Somebody stop him!js5280
Sep 6, 2002 10:16 AM
You're F#cking hilarious today Spin :-D
re: Best frame type for rain?legs
Sep 6, 2002 10:10 AM
riding in the rain is one of the great pleasures in life.. any frame will do if you understand how to clean and maintain your bike. riding in the wet requires a kind of detailed vigilance about maintainance...

know how to drain the water out of the frame.. how to prep the frame
how to clean the drive train and brakes..
how to pull the cogs
know your headseat and bb and you will be fine..

otherwise.. get an alum frame on used components and have at it...
Either one of these would work well. . .js5280
Sep 6, 2002 10:13 AM
Here's a close up. . .js5280
Sep 6, 2002 10:14 AM
Sep 6, 2002 10:19 AM
re: Best frame type for rain?MrCelloBoy
Sep 6, 2002 10:21 AM
If cost were no object I'd probably look for an old Klein MTb frame and go from there.

Cost concious approach would be a steel secondhand RB with good tire clearance.

I'd do the interior coat with Linseed oil for rust protection, then flood it with a heavy oil or daily WD-40 bath through the wet months.
Here is what I recommend. Sorry Riney, it's Friday..Dave Hickey
Sep 6, 2002 10:46 AM
And for attire......Dave Hickey
Sep 6, 2002 10:47 AM
Last but not least, proper shoes.Dave Hickey
Sep 6, 2002 10:48 AM
Try this materialjromack
Sep 6, 2002 11:14 AM
although if it gets too wet, it starts to grow larger.
Is that Campy or Shimano? nmfbg111
Sep 7, 2002 11:17 AM
I've never had a frame that didn't last longer than I wanted.Spoke Wrench
Sep 7, 2002 5:47 AM
I wouldn't even worry about it. Regardless of the frame material, your chain, freehub, wheel bearings, headset and bottom bracket are going to need a lot more maintenance. Whenever you ride in wet conditions, your front tire is constantly pumping gritty water onto your chain. I'd worry more about that stuff. Besides, it's more fun to build up a new "rain bike" every few years anyway.