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Protecting Bike on Road Trip(4 posts)

Protecting Bike on Road TripRGerwig
Aug 5, 2003 5:51 PM
I am planning a road trip this fall from Michigan to Washington, D.C. I'll be bringing my new road bike with me and putting it in the car is not an option. I have a roof rack, so that'll be where the bike rides at. My question is this.. what do you all do to protect your bike from the elements (bugs, rocks, road grime) on long trips? I've seen the bike bras at various mail order houses, but was wondering if anyone had any cheaper, easier solutions. Thanks in advance.

Rob G.
Wax the hell out of it!mazobob
Aug 5, 2003 7:55 PM
Then wipe it off when you can. The bugs will slide off easy if you use pledge furniture wax. Caution: If you drive in the rain make sure that the grease you use when you connected the crank to the bottom bracket is waterproof, otherwise it will get wet and it will creek like hell in a few days when you ride it on the road! This is the voice of experience!
BOB
Protect the bearings.micha
Aug 6, 2003 4:36 AM
Bicycle bearings are not designed to withstand water coming at them at 70 mph. Wrap and tape the headset and bottom bracket at the least.
re: Protecting Bike on Road Tripbluesteel
Aug 6, 2003 7:36 AM
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