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Use fenders with good coverage! They will keep most of the dirty spray water off your bike. You'll be surprised how much less oiling your chain needs with proper fenders. Proper fenders means: a front fender with a mud flap that reaches within a few centimeters of the road a rear fender that starts some centimeters below the chain stays, so that water ...


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Store your bike in a dry place if possible. This is probably the most important thing - even if you ride every day, your bike spends more time parked than it does on the road. Clean and oil the chain regularly. If it's squeaking or showing rust, you're not doing it often enough. If you have loose bearings anywhere on your bike (hubs, pedals, bottom bracket, ...


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The best way is not to ride your bike on rainy days at all. According to your own account, this isn't possible. So: Wipe dry the frame, bottom bracket, hubs, chain, crankset, etc. If possible, use an air blower to keep them dry. Use water-proof parts, like some hubs with a rubber ring to prevent water from getting inside them. Also using waterproof grease ...



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