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Old 01-17-2015, 10:33 AM
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Default Re: Is there any risk in keeping your bike outside in extreme cold?

I hate to be the odd man out but here I go again.
Yes leaving your bike out to weather the storm can be a bad thing.
Just ask the passengers on the Titanic if cold can effect the tensile strength of steel or aluminum.
Not to mention that grease gets very thick at cold temps.
Non seal'd bearings have a bad habit of taking on water . Ice in the bearings can be a bad thing.
If one can't keep his bike out of the weather , I'd recommend the liberal use of WD 40 ( Water Dissipation 40 days ) on the whole bike at least once a week , if not more often.
And frequent inspection of all welds and or joints.....
Happy Trails......
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