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    rain + bike = bad??

    I biked in the reain for the first time the other day, and some things happened that have never happened before. First off, the bike got much noisier, the brakes (disc, hayes nines) scraped horribly among other things. I got home and dried the bike off immediately, but when I woke up this morning, the chain was covered (not totally) in a bright orange something (surface rust i believe). Did I do something wrong? What sort of reprocussions(sp?) will it have on the bike? or is all of this just normal?

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    clean and oil your chain if its rusting, rust is never a good thing

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    Riding in the rain just means you'll need to relube. It isn't really bad for the bike. White Lightning works pretty well in wet weather.

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    I ride in teh rain often, the only thing wrong with my bike is some of the bolts are rusty, like crown bolts and stuff..... Just lube your chain when you get in, mine isnt even rusty (pc-58)... If your brakes are making ghey noise spray them with teh hose then go stop around it will go away...
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    Any advice on the best way to completely clean a chain? I've lubed mine up good now, but I'd still like to clean it good to get all the surface rust off.

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    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=16004
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    Chain cleaners. Not sure if you'll be able to get all the rust off. But those things work wonders. Follow up with a dry lube, like Ice Wax or White Lightning, and you're good.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lickqid
    Any advice on the best way to completely clean a chain? I've lubed mine up good now, but I'd still like to clean it good to get all the surface rust off.
    I like the reusable links. Two that I use are SRAM and Wipperman. No issues with durability and it's simple to free a chain for soaking and scrubbing, and painless reconnect when clean and dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lickqid
    Any advice on the best way to completely clean a chain? I've lubed mine up good now, but I'd still like to clean it good to get all the surface rust off.
    take it off and soak it with wd 40....then rubbing alcohol....then lube it
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    take it off and soak it with wd 40....then rubbing alcohol....then lube it
    or you can try steel wool or something, it probably won't get all the crevices though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    or you can try steel wool or something, it probably won't get all the crevices though...

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    that'd be hell on the paint job bro steel woll
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    Quote Originally Posted by finchy
    that'd be hell on the paint job bro steel woll
    the chain bro
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    whatever you do dont use zep preserve it holds water in
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    use ultra light synthetic motor oil
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobsterCraw
    White Lightning works pretty well in wet weather.
    You gotta be kidding!
    White Lightning SUCKS for wet weather! I ride in the wet often (a result of living in the sub-tropics) and have found that any waxy type lube (i.e. White Lightning) won't stay on for half a ride.

    Maybe you're riding in sanitary wet conditions....no mud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by free-rider_down-hiller
    use ultra light synthetic motor oil
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    Quote Originally Posted by free-rider_down-hiller
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    take it off and soak it with wd 40....then rubbing alcohol....then lube it
    Dry ir wet lube?

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    I take of the chain.Easy with the Sram thingy once you figure it out.Soak it in straight simple green.Maybe all night.Shake it around once in a while.Rinse with warm/hot water.It come out totally clean.I experiment with "cheap" lubes.Now I'm going through a large can of DuraLube.Good for the wet rides anyway.

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