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    Hi guys, i just bought a new bicycle yesterday. Received it just now. I was wondering what you guys use to make sure your bike doesn't get rusty or so. Any advice.

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    dismantle put in dry cabi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleveninth View Post
    dismantle put in dry cabi.
    OMG !

    Ninja boy, I mainly grease my bicycle on parts which gets rusty easily like chains and gears. If your gears are hardened alloy which is corrosion resistant, then light greasing will do for prevention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleveninth View Post
    dismantle put in dry cabi.

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    grease every bare metal parts, wrap it with plastic wrap, keep inside your house.
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    same as camera: use it regularly.
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    Occasionally light grease with singer oil. If possible get proper chain lube from brand like White Lightning or Finish Line. Try not to expose the bike to rain or water, if it does, wipe dry and lube.

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    or gaffer it.
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    Hi,

    With your climate there ....(hot), I don't see any problem.

    Just use it a lot (will do you a lot of good and the bike also ).

    Maybe get a can of CRC and spray the chain once a month lightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleveninth View Post
    dismantle put in dry cabi.
    You ah, ever coming with strange ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NovJoe View Post
    OMG !

    Ninja boy, I mainly grease my bicycle on parts which gets rusty easily like chains and gears. If your gears are hardened alloy which is corrosion resistant, then light greasing will do for prevention.
    Yeap, just checked, my bike uses Hardened Alloy gears. I bought the Haro Flightline 2DX. Beautiful bike. Haha. I'm more worried on the gears, because they tend to rust easily. Is WD-40 a good choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
    Hi,

    With your climate there ....(hot), I don't see any problem.

    Just use it a lot (will do you a lot of good and the bike also ).

    Maybe get a can of CRC and spray the chain once a month lightly.

    Cheers
    Yupp, thanks for the advice. I'll get some bike grease for maintainence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja23XX View Post
    Yeap, just checked, my bike uses Hardened Alloy gears. I bought the Haro Flightline 2DX. Beautiful bike. Haha. I'm more worried on the gears, because they tend to rust easily. Is WD-40 a good choice?

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    no, never use WD40 unless you wanna loosen seized or rusted parts.
    just get a tube of bike grease for the deraillers, BB and headset.
    and a bottle of chainlube for the chain.

    and if you're using disc brakes, never ever get grease or oil onto the rotor or brake pads. if you do, use alcohol to clean them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown View Post
    no, never use WD40 unless you wanna loosen seized or rusted parts.
    just get a tube of bike grease for the deraillers, BB and headset.
    and a bottle of chainlube for the chain.

    and if you're using disc brakes, never ever get grease or oil onto the rotor or brake pads. if you do, use alcohol to clean them.
    Wow, thanks for the advice. The nuts and bolts are a better design compared to those of my old bike. Yeap, my bike uses disc brakes. Thanks for the great help. I will go get those 2 items. Thanks!.


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    if you want to be struck down by the Gods of biking, then go ahead. use WD-40.
    chicken fight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terryansimon View Post
    if you want to be struck down by the Gods of biking, then go ahead. use WD-40.
    LOL. Never heard of those gods. Haha.

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    May I know what is so bad about WD-40? TIA for replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    May I know what is so bad about WD-40? TIA for replies.
    Maybe it's corrosive since it can remove rust? My dad asked me not to use WD-40 as well.


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    WD-40 doesn't stay on the chain and it will drip creating a mess at home. Check out the finish line dry or wet lubes and really feel the difference shifting gears . When you have ridden the bike lets say a month. Get your wheel set tighten as your body weight will cause the new wheel set to adjust itself. That includes adjusting clearance of your disc brake pads. By doing all this , you will create less drag and a smoother ride. Dont be alarm by noises coming from the brake pads as they are new . Effective controlled braking only comes in when you run them for a month or so. OOps got carried away there, i use finish line and they really stick to your chain .

    Have a safe ride my friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja23XX View Post
    LOL. Never heard of those gods. Haha.

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    once you start riding, the Gods will be with you. until you use WD-40. then you're f***ed. no amount of appeasing will appease them.

    seriously.



    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    May I know what is so bad about WD-40? TIA for replies.

    apparently WD-40 disintegrates metal compounds by "eating" away at them. that's how they remove rust. I say apparently because everybody whom I know that does not advocate WD-40 says that.
    chicken fight!

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