winter storage

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boh67
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winter storage

Postby boh67 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:56 am

Hi, ive not been out on the bike recently due to the bad weather, lack of decent cold weather kit and christmas shopping taking up the spare cash to buy kit. ( ive got some now, thanks santa)

My bike is stored in a wooden hut with a concrete floor. Is there any precautions i need to take to store the bike over the winter. I was in the hut yesterday and the chain is looking a bit rusty and im worried about the rest of the bike getting affected....

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Gizmodo
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Re: winter storage

Postby Gizmodo » Thu Dec 27, 2012 16:23 pm

See http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40020&t=12892550

Give it a good clean, dry it, spray any unpainted metal surfaces with GT85 to dispel any water, put oil on the chain and check there is air in the tires every few weeks. Also make sure it is secure, can't be stolen and is insured.

But why store your bike, they are made for riding. :)

boh67
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Re: winter storage

Postby boh67 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 15:22 pm

true mate, but the weather has been brutal and i didnt until now have any cold weather gear. Im going to get out more, but, im concerned about the bike being stored where it is. thanks for the advise though :-)

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Finlaz22
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Re: winter storage

Postby Finlaz22 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 18:31 pm

What are you concerned about in terms of storage? Getting stolen?

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Re: winter storage

Postby boh67 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 19:44 pm

Finlaz22 wrote:What are you concerned about in terms of storage? Getting stolen?


No mate, well hopefully not anyway. More about the dampness in the hut and the components on the bike being affected. Cant see the wife letting me keep in indoors.

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Re: winter storage

Postby Finlaz22 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 13:28 pm

Ah ok, yep the maintenance suggestions by Gizmodo should keep it all in good condish :)


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