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    Sub Zero storage for bikes?

    Hey Everyone,

    Recently got a bike and now have to worry about cold weather for storage. It is ok if i put my bike in an outside shed during the winter for storage? Fork is a Fox F 32 and a RP2 on the rear.

    Any help would be great, Thanks
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    huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by uncomplientspud
    It is ok if i put my bike in an outside during the winter for storage?
    How cold are we talking? It would have to be seriously frigid to cause problems.

    Make sure everything is well lubed, and the location is not damp.
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    Outside in the elements or outside in an unheated shed or garage?

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    I store some in below 0 temps. and have not had probs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncomplientspud
    Hey Everyone,

    Recently got a bike and now have to worry about cold weather for storage. It is ok if i put my bike in an outside during the winter for storage? Fork is a Fox F 32 and a RP2 on the rear.

    Any help would be great, Thanks

    Cold is not a problem, Snow salt and rain will cause corrosion...

    Chances of pulling a bike out of a snow drift and just riding away 50/50.

    Might as well pump the fork and shock tires up in pressure just to make sure there is something in there, by spring

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    Rubber and leather are your greatest worries. Subzero, farhrenheit or celsius? Down to -10 you should be OK,except for rubber and leather. Don't know about hydro-brakes though...

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    Keep the bike inside.

    Problem solved.
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    Show some love and keep it in a closet. You can tear the bike down quite a bit and have it in the closet.

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    I have always stored my bikes in my unheated garage hanging upside down from the rafters. I have 2 full suspensions, 1 hard tail and 1 full carbon road bike. None have ever had any problems spending the winter in the garage. Like a previous poster said, your biggest enemy is moisture. In a shed or garage you'll be fine. Remember, the same materials that your bikes are made of, those materials are all used in planes that fly in -50C or whatever. Why would your bike have any problems in a garage/shed?

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    At what temp does hydro-brake fluid freeze?

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    depends, DOT fluid or mineral oil?

    Keep the friggin bike inside.
    Dont wait, procrastinate now!

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    ummm do car brake fluid lines freeze?

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    So you guys don't ride in the winter?

    For those of us who do I have wondered about how much damage I was doing by bringing my bike in every day when I got home. Sure I would wipe it off (most of the time) but going from cold to warm you will always have condensation and all that salty grimy snow will turn into salty grimy water to get into anything that is not sealed.

    Riding an unfrozen bike is much nicer though.

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