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    Is SUN bad?

    So i keep my bike on my porch, where it gets a fair amount of sun for most of the afternoon, Is this bad for the bike, tires, components?

    Any thoughts?

    Maybe tire rot?

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    idk if sun is bad for it but keeping it on ur porch ur just askin for sum punk kid to snatch it from ya when ur not looking.

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    I think before the sun could ever have any real long term effect on any parts....except the paint fading..I think you'll wear out your tires and components quicker than the sun could.
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    my bike sits in the sun all say long everyday and i've never had anything wierd happen except for my seat fading faster than normal. i wear out my grips, tires and such long before the sun does any real damage...


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    It can lead to tire damage.

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    Depends. How close to the sun is your porch?
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    It is in direct sun all day! I keep the windows open so it's not like it's 100+ degrees but around 80 in peak summer

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    my bike just sits locked in the back of my truck till i get off work and go ride. i'm looking at it right now and i don't think it could be in anymore direct sunlight unless it was actually on the sun itself...


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    The sun does more damage to You over time. As far as the bike is concerned, maybe paint fading, fabric fading (saddle), and tire dry rotting. IMHO, you would have to leave it there and never move it/ride it to be a real concern - but it would take a long time.

    Bike Functionality should be unaffected...
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    You know i've noticed my bike getting freckles lately. What SPF would you guys recommend for an anodized frame?
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    yeah it does fade paint, tires start to crack earlier...but not too much unless you are talking a few years....if you are worried just put a cover over it
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    Sun can wreak havoc on anodized parts. Gold ano sounds cool, but after a few months of direct sun exposure, it usually looks like pee.

    one bike I had when I was a kid was locked to the same spot of a fence always pointed in the same direction. 1/2 the frame got bleached pretty bad, so did 1/2 the fork.

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