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There are two parts to this question A 10 year old bike that has been out of use for a while Check tyres for cracking and flaking. Inflate, and if the tubes don't hold air then replace them (patching tends to be ineffective when the whole tube is old.) Brake pads also go hard with age - if the brakes are poor then replace them. Rust - chains and cables ...


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As said, the batteries need replacing. They have a limited lifetime, regardless of use. You don't say if they are lead acid or lithium - if lead acid, they will certainly stuffed. If Lithium they could last many more than 10 years, but only if stored correctly. If replacement batteries cannot be purchased the best option is probably a rebuild. Virtually all ...


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You’ll be fine assuming you have a recent phone. They’re entirely glued and sealed shut on the inside, and there’s no battery hatch or anything to worry about either. I ride with my iPhone 7 (only IP67!) in the rain, which I’ve had for 4 years now with no issues. Heck, I wash the thing in the sink and it’s still going strong. If you’ve ever had a battery ...


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It should be. That's how I navigate on all my rides, wet or otherwise (phone on the bars). I've done this for a few years, but not completely without incident. Some tips: Make sure all port covers are tightly closed; I even grease mine very lightly. Consider how you will charge if necessary (I might otherwise plug in to a battery pack or my dynamo while ...


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I'd never trust the ratings - after all if it fails to survive, you're up for a new phone. There's no guarantee it will perform. My phone is a samsung S5 Active, with a similar waterproof "rating" but over time the various seals have taken wear, so its going to leak. I would not expect it to perform at its rating. Just carry your phone inside a ...


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