When using your bicycle on salty road, if you can opt for hosing it down or not hosing it down after a commute (without re-lubricating the drivetrain at this point!), what should you do? Do you cause more harm than good, by spraying water into the drivetrain and chain? I could see this removing oil, but I can also see it removing salty water. I don't know what is best.
I realize this would depend on the type of road, the type of bicycle, does it have fenders, or not? Hence, I'm looking for a rule of thumb answer. However, in my case, to make it specific I can state that this is a hybrid bike with fenders.