Prevent Rust on a Bicycle

Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng, Anonymous

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    The best way to prevent rust is to ensure that if your bike gets wet, you dry it.
    If your bike is wet and you put it away to store it for a couple days, the water will cause the parts to rust. If you use your bike everyday than it should be OK, you don't need to wipe it because the natural movement the next day will help to displace the water. If you have used it and will not use it again for some time, for example the chain gets wet and before you put it away you can dry the chain and other parts of the bike to prevent rust.
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    Another way is to keep the bike well oiled.
    We're going to use something like WD-40 or a chain lube, and we want to keep the bike parts lubricated and well oiled. If they're well oiled, the grease will prevent rust from occurring. You can spray any nuts and bolts, anything that moves. Any screws, any moving parts in the derailleur, the brakes, the handle bars, anything that could go rusty. This will be a big part of preventing rust on your mountain or touring bike.
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    If you're going to keep your bike outside, then it can be a very good idea to put a cover over it.
    At night, when you go to bed, you can take a cover and properly drape it over the bike, doing better than this of course. Drape it over the bike so that at night any moisture, any rain, is prevented from landing on your bike. The cover will help to absorb the water and to prevent water from building on the important parts. Rust is a very big problem on mountain and touring bikes. It can cause screws to lose their thread, or to become difficult to unscrew, and can cause parts to break prematurely, and it can make your experience more expensive and more difficult.
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    These are all methods of preventing rust and ensuring that your bike is effective and functions efficiently.
    This is how to prevent rust on your mountain or touring bike. If you have any questions or suggestions please leave them in the comment section below. This is VisiHow, goodbye.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Crystal, Thor

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