Hibernating bikes

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  1. david.poole

    david.poole New Member

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    I commute to work on my bike whenever I can. Between early December and late February it is too dark to do this safely so I store the bike for a bit.

    Does anyone have any good maintenance tips for storing the bike?

    I've found that WD40 and similar products are only a good idea for loosening old dirt and grease and don't act as a lubricant for long.

    I've thought of greasing the chain and gears with something like copper grease. Has anyone any thoughts?
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    No voodoo here.Just use a reglar chain lube on it.
     
  3. McBain_v1

    McBain_v1 New Member

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    Wax-based lubricants have good staying power (e.g. White Lightning Race Day Extreme) so I dollup this on my chain.

    When it comes to storing the bike, since all of my bikes are based around steel frames I am a bit worried about condensation forming inside the frames so I always hang my bikes against the wall so that any moisture has an escape via the rear forks (there's a small hole that seems to have been drilled there for just this purpose).
     
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