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Old 03-14-2007, 07:31 AM   #1
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Protecting your bike from the elements?

How do some of you protect your bike from rust? I can't always garage my bike, especially if I ride it to work. I was told that if I just fresh water wash it everyday and use an electric leaf blower to blow dry it that would help alot.

I was also told if I leave my bike cover on too long my seat will end up getting moldy. I assume there is some truth to this because the seats are leather (or some sort of equivilant). Are there any bike covers that won't make my seat moldy if I leave it on too long?
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:38 AM   #2
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why electric leaf blower?
just wax it that will help
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:17 AM   #3
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Keep her out of the rain.

I would imagine that washing her everyday would contribute to the rust problem in a salty environment simply because you will never be able to get all the grime off and out of everywhere.
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:33 AM   #4
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aluminum oxidizes whitish, so does stainless steel but the oxidation seals the under lying metal and i think most the metals are sealed with a clear sealant on newer bikes, most other stuff isnt steel on a newer bike, so no rust except the rotors and chain, just clean it regularly, my bike lives outside under a car port and it doesnt rust,
just wax it and wash with a damp towel, dry it too, u can lightly oil the metals but i would not oil the rotors, the tank might be steel but painted, salt on the other hand is a if u goto the beach clean it well, dry it maybe light oil

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Old 03-14-2007, 10:01 AM   #5
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i would not oil the rotors
yea, that wouldn't be the best idea...
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