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alan.rodger on 30 Apr 2017
Any tips on bike / chain care if stored out doors ?

garycrocker - on 30 Apr 2017
In reply to alan.rodger:

Can you cover the bike?
gethin_allen on 30 Apr 2017
In reply to alan.rodger:

Buy a cover is probably the best advice as outside storage will gradually destroy more than just the chain.
You can often find covers for sale in places like aldi or lidl.
Otherwise, you'll need to be meticulous about washing and then first use something like wd40 to drive water out before drying it off with a rag and oiling with a good lube.
Joez on 30 Apr 2017
In reply to alan.rodger:

Don't store it outdoors / buy a bike shed
Jesus - on 30 Apr 2017
In reply to alan.rodger:

Get a proper dutch bike. They are made to be kept outdoors.
Rigid Raider - on 01 May 2017
In reply to alan.rodger:

If the bike has been ridden on roads that are at all salty, even dry and salty, the salt stuck on it will attract moisture and it will rust like hell. Wash it with car shampoo, allow to dry, pull the chain through a rag soaked in paraffin, re-lube and spray bright pats with WD40 or wipe with an oily rag.
Si_G - on 01 May 2017
In reply to alan.rodger:

My bike was ruined within months of being stored outdoors. The chrome corroded and the chain and gears rusted solid.
It's not good for them.
tim000 - on 01 May 2017
In reply to alan.rodger:

isn`t there room in your bedroom . that's where all bikes should be kept .
johnwright - on 01 May 2017
In reply to Rigid Raider:

>spray bright pats with WD40 or wipe with an oily rag.
What has Pats done wrong?
Jim C - on 01 May 2017
In reply to tim000:

> isn`t there room in your bedroom . that's where all bikes should be kept

A King size bed is the soloution, Although I would lub/ wax my chain with paraffin wax to avoid soiling the sheets; )
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alan.rodger on 20 May 2017
In reply to Jim C:

Sorted - found a bike store !

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