After a very wet ride....

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Boshk
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by Boshk

What do you guys do after an extremely wet ride?

Got completely soaked, shoes filled with rain, water actually came out of our bib shorts when we sat down for breakfast.......anything you guys do after getting caught out in the rain?

1) nice hot shower
2) rinse sand/grim off the shorts and jerseys
3) might as well wash quick wash the shoes.....drying is the hard part
4) rinse bike, clean drivetrain, after chain drys, relube, clean the alloy rim surface of wheels and brake pads
5) bartape??? what to do with handlebar area? it was completely soaked....
Colnago C60

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

After you rinse the mud/grit off your bike, always wipe away excess moisture with rags/towels. Spray WD40 on the heads of bolts/fasteners to get the last bit of water out.

sharkman
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by sharkman

No point in using wd40, it attracts water and won't prevent from rusting (bit of spraywax once in a while would be a better idea).
Pulling the seatpost after washing the bike is a good idea to let the water damp escape.

sungod
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by sungod

op, you have some of the correcr steps, but in the wrong order...

1 hose down bike
2 wipe dry
3 check tyres for cuts
4 get changed
5 wash stuff

some frames let water accumulate in the bb shell, try tipping the bike up/over and see if water drains out

if the bartape is absorbing water, i'd get rid of it and fit one that doesn't!

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WinterRider
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by WinterRider

'DW 04' has already been correctly panned.. stuff is junk.

Gunsmith years ago taught me... Johnson's Paste floor wax... give all the painted/metal surfaces a good coat.

Have a sacrificial rain day bike .. which am moving out. #2/3 now will get the wax.

BikeAnon
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by BikeAnon

sharkman wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 9:49 am
No point in using wd40, it attracts water....
It sounds like you don't know what the "WD" stands for.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40

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toiyuet
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by toiyuet

If I were you better stay away from WD-40 :)

bobones
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by bobones

Stuff shoes with old newspaper and they'll dry overnight.

BdaGhisallo
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by BdaGhisallo

bobones wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:16 pm
Stuff shoes with old newspaper and they'll dry overnight.
Yup. Leave the newspaper in there for about an hour to get out most of the water than put them on a Peet boot dryer over night and they will be completely dry in the morning.

https://www.amazon.com/PEET-Dryer-Origi ... ryer&psc=1

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