loddrik - Member
I also don't subscribe to the 'winter' bike nonsense. Its a bike, it's the uk, the weather is always changeable,
true, but in winter the roads get caked in salt.
even on a dry day you can taste the salt dust in the air, it's evil. You finish a ride on a beautiful, sunny, winter's day, and put your 'clean' bike away, only for it to rust solid in a couple of days.
you can just about clean the salt out a chain, but brake callipers, spoke-nipples, derailleur pivots, etc. etc. are all but impossible to clean.
and putting the summer/winter bike to bed for 6ish months means you can do a really good strip-n-rebuild on it.
(the summer bike might need too much, but the winter bike will be fu***d)