Riding in rain

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    Dec 25, 2008 6:48 PM GMT
    Do you have to do anything particular to your bike (cables, chain, gears) if you know your gonna end up in the rain?

    Have a bike on the way and intend to ride it, weather be damned.
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    Dec 26, 2008 2:23 AM GMT
    keep it oiled and you'll be good
  • CAtoFL

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    Dec 26, 2008 2:29 AM GMT
    And don't forget a shower cap for your bike seat if you're going to leave it out in the rain while you go inside somewhere. Unless you like a squishy ride. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 26, 2008 5:31 PM GMT
    PSCalif saidAnd don't forget a shower cap for your bike seat if you're going to leave it out in the rain while you go inside somewhere. Unless you like a squishy ride. icon_lol.gif


    Haha, memories there! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 26, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    Well I love riding in the rain. My horse that is. It was the best. So centering and calm. No one else around. I put on my all weather duster, a good hat and I was off...Yeah I got a little wet so what. Made that hto shower afterwards even better.
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    Dec 26, 2008 6:08 PM GMT
    There are chain lubricants that claim to help repel water, mostly synthetics from what I've seen. Dry the bike ASAP, don't leave it out in the weather when possible.
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    Dec 27, 2008 12:08 PM GMT
    Over the years, I have had better experience with chain wax over lubes.
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    Dec 27, 2008 12:25 PM GMT
    I set up one of my older bikes as my rain bike. I added fenders, which do a good job on cutting down on the road spray. Other than that, I hose it off when I get home and re-lube it.
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    Dec 27, 2008 4:02 PM GMT
    For daily local riding I have lightweight plastic fenders on my Cannondale touring bike. Often ride through standing water from frequent South Florida rain showers, don't want a muddy racing stripe down my back when I'm out running errands. BTW, a brochure pic of the basic bike is in my RJ Profile.
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    Jan 23, 2009 12:10 AM GMT
    Went on a ride (about 22 miles) and was in a storm about 20 minutes in.
    I went to a fire station and sat out the rain, but a firemen came up to me to offer to get me dry. I went into the station, got a bj (no joke) and a phone number and left 30 minutes later.
    I wish all my rides were like that.
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    Jan 27, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    Just keep everything clean from dirt and water after you ride in the rain and yes, get some weather gear as well (just a water repelant top)
  • GoodPup

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    Feb 01, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
    Haha! I guess I am such a typical southern CA guy... if it even might be too misty outside I choose to wait a day or so for better weather. LOL
    So... never ridden in rain.
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    Feb 01, 2009 9:58 AM GMT
    Keep the bike chain oiled up. Use fenders to keep the spray down. It'll do fine. I think this brings up a new topic....riding in bad weather!
  • metlboy

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    Feb 13, 2009 4:35 AM GMT
    Due to unusual racks on my bike, I have yet to find a rear fender that fits well, so I keep a plastic bag bungeed to my rear rack. It keeps spray down while I'm riding, and when I stop, I put it over my seat.
  • jeffper1

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    Feb 24, 2009 10:44 AM GMT
    yeah...don't go!!!
    But if you must......good tires and good lube (not for bike)
    make sure brakes are best as they can be, specially in wet weather
    And if like Luther....stop at the fire station for a good pat down, and get a bj...not for me....i would rather have that somewhere else lol
  • GoodPup

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    Feb 24, 2009 8:38 PM GMT
    I've thought it would be hot to have someone stop by my fire station and mess around... but I wouldn't have the guts. especially while I am still on probation.
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    Feb 25, 2009 6:08 AM GMT
    Hah! My best rides never match up to fantasies. . . .