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I agree WD-40 is not a lubricant; it is a water dispersant. In fact it is NASA's 40th formula to develop a water dispersant; WD-40. It is primarily made of fish oil. Sorry, I can't provide a better answer to prevent frozen lines. I'm looking for that answer myself because my trike's brake line design encourages water to drip down the line and get frozen ...


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They should be safe to ride. For comparison, your tire is is 37mm wide. Schwable makes a Marathon Winter tire in 35mm and 42mm for a 700c tire so the width isn't an issue. The only problem you will have is soft snow where the studs don't help. If your tire doesn't have a more aggressive tread pattern then you may still have traction issues.


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I know it is not cheap but if you are going to try spikes then go for some good tires that come with spikes and save your existing for summer riding. The base is imbedded in the tire so it has an anchor. As for if it will work for you? I think you just need to give it a try. Clearly studs will help. Again not cheap but a mtn bike with bigger studded ...


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It will depend largely on your handling skills and the conditions of the snowy, icy city you live in. Narrower tires, like what you have will cut through small amounts of snow quite easily, but will quickly bog in deeper snow and can be difficult to control when you can't see irregularities underneath the snow. Since they also need to be run at higher ...


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This is dependent on the weather conditions you ride in (Winter/Summer/Ranning/Snow etc) for each I use a Finish Line's wet lube which is great for those harsh winter conditions. The downside is sense its wet it will collect dirt and other gunk so pay a little more attention to that. for most other conditions I use Finish Line's Dry lube. lithium grease ...


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There is chain lube - use wet lube The other answer to your last question said lithium greese Bicycle or car wash soap


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To my standard, if I kick/push the crank (freewheel direction) as hard as I can and it does not rotate more than 1 rotation after the push, I know that it is time to service. I actually aim for 1.5 to 2 rotations Usually lubing the chain will do the job. This happens after one winter, and the chain usually shows signs of rust. This is on my Cobra steel ...


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Can you at least get a visual inspection on the chain without taking off the guard. If you you can then you can tell when it is drying out, getting very dirty, and for sure you can see when it starts to rust. The frequency is going to vary by your conditions. Sponge sensitive parts or entire bike is also a choice. Yes grease will get on your clothes. ...


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This is sort of irrelevant: If you spend a lot of time on the bike you have to change the cassette and chain fairly regularly if you want to maintain good gear switches. In this situation a well maintained chain will need replacing because of chain stretch way before it will need replacing because of winter conditions. In the situation of "run the ...


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Freehub bodies tend to be hub specific. So the chances of Shimano doing an interchangeable one is remote. Freehub bodies can be significantly expensive when compared to the price of a cheap/moderate wheel - so might be more economical to replace the complete wheel - especially when you factor in not only the cost of the freehub but also the cost of labour to ...


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At the absolute minimum you should be able to replace just the freehub body. Some Googling should turn up some compatible options. The plot thickens, this hub seems to use a different freehub style to most other Shimanos. This would work with the majority of clickity hubs, but Sheldon says the silent ones are different. The freehub body is the dark grey ...


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Anything colder than -55F (-48C) is difficult to mechanically maintain. Most lubrication products on the market for cold weather are rated to -60F (-51C). Which means that at -50F (-45C) they become almost unrideable and at -55F (-48C) pretty much unrideable. I am aware of products rated for colder than that, but they have issues that when stored at room ...



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